Nature Writing Course

£ 650.00

Writing the Natural World
Learn how to express your love of the natural world with personal creative nature writing tuition


Would you like to write more creatively about nature but don't know how? Perhaps you are wary of sounding corny or pretentious. Or you want to avoid sounding too dry while still conveying your message clearly.

It is possible to use lyrical prose without sounding melodramatic. It's just a matter of knowing where to stop. Today's nature and environmental writing isn't about purple prose and navel-gazing. The best writers use plain language and clear ideas.

You can start at any time, anywhere in the world

In this course, divided into four lessons, you will read examples of excellent writing about the natural world from the past and present, and learn how to improve your own style. You will complete exercises designed to stimulate your own creativity and learn how to write pieces that will inspire and excite your readers.

Best of all, you can work at your own pace, in a place of your choosing, without the pressure of deadlines and the embarrassment of having to share your work with other students before you feel it is ready. You can start at any time, anywhere in the world.

And, unlike most other creative writing courses, you will receive one-to-one tuition.


Via email, you will receive detailed and personal feedback on your work designed to help you progress, rather than criticize your efforts.


There are no deadlines; no pressure

No one else will read your work except you and the tutor, Dr Lynn Parr. Dr Parr has a master's degree in writing about nature and place, and has been teaching nature writing, and guiding writers in other fields, for many years.

At the end of the course, you should have the confidence and skills to take your writing to a new level of professionalism. The skills taught in this course can also be applied to writing novels, poetry and non-fiction.


Previous students
Students of this course have gone on to be published in both print and online publications, and some have even won awards.

Comments from students:
“I am really enjoying stretching myself and finding out what I can do.”
“I am much more confident about my writing now, thanks to your help.”
“This course has really helped me focus my writing on what I want to achieve”
"Fantastic! I never had the confidence to show anyone my writing before, but you've shown me what's possible."


To purchase, click on Add to Basket, then View Basket, then Checkout.

You will then be taken to PayPal, where you can either log in or pay as a guest without having a PayPal account. Alternatively, email info@the-curlew.com to pay by cheque or BACS.

Upon receipt of payment you will be sent the first lesson as a pdf. You can then follow the exercises at your own pace, emailing them in for feedback, then moving on when you are ready.


Go on: follow your dream! Your only barrier is yourself...