Skip to content
Main Menu
Our programmes
Browse by Category
Our programmes
View all programmes
Our programmes
Medicine & psychology
Our programmes
Engineering & architecture
Our programmes
Business & finance
Our programmes
Law & politics
Our programmes
Culture & media
Our programmes
Our programmes
Browse by Ages
Our programmes
Ages 12-14
Our programmes
Ages 15-18
Who we are

We are now almost fully booked for Summer 2024 and expect to close registration in the next few days.

We are now almost fully booked for Summer 2024 and expect to close registration in the next few days.

The Young Writer Weekend

InvestIN Education
InvestIN Education

The Young Writer Weekend


This Weekend will not be running in  2023. For similar career experience in this field, please take a look at our Young Journalist Weekend Here. 

The Young Writer Weekend gives students aged 15-18 a chance to test-drive life as a writer. Learn from top writers as they guide you through a series of interactive activities: craft a story, write a bestselling blurb, and design a book cover. You will also get expert advice on how to become a successful writer, with guidance on study choices, extra-curricular activities, work experience and more.

You can attend either in-person in London or live online. Register now to gain an edge over other aspiring writers, and a super-curricular experience to add to your applications.


Read all highights

An Interactive Experience:
  • Top writers will coach you through a range of interactive activities:
  • How to turn imaginative ideas into a best-selling novel
  • Form a writers’ collective and market your work 
  • Learn how to find an agent and get a publishing deal
Expert Career Coaching:
  • You will be trained on how to fulfil your ambitions of becoming a top writer
  • An action plan of how to break into the industry, starting now
  • Coaching by experts on academic choices, extra-curricular activities and work experience
An Audience With Top Writers:
  • Hear from successful writers and ask them all your burning questions
  • Q&A panel with writers from a range of backgrounds 
Boost Your Career Potential:
  • Attendance demonstrates you’ve gained skills that are key to a career as a writer 
  • Complete the online assessment after the programme and receive a personalised certificate to include in your applications

The World of Writing

  • Finding the ‘Writer’s Mindset’: the skills and demands of a professional writer
  • Technology, social media, e-readers and the ever-changing world of literature
  • Preparing for a career in writing: consume the content you want to create

Creating a Bestseller

  • ‘Just write!’: how to deal with writer’s block and stay inspired
  • Get step-by-step advice: how to organise your initial ideas and transform them into a bestseller
  • Test your skills: write a fictional plot summary from a series of prompts and receive live feedback from professional writers
  • Unleash your creativity: what happens when we shift perspective, change from first to third person, or play with chronology?

Getting Published

  • Transforming a book into a product
  • Identify a book’s target audience and key selling platforms
  • How much does a book really get judged by its cover? Debate stylistic choices and team up to create your own genre-crossed book cover

Marketing & Publicity: Selling your Story

  • How to market: fiction vs. non-fiction
  • Write your bestselling blurb
  • Join your writer’s collective and plan a strategic marketing & publicity campaign for your novels

Career Coaching: How to Become a Top Writer

  • Your career options in the literary world
  • Finding an agent and securing your publisher: write your agent letter
  • Representing yourself as an author: financial responsibility, royalties and maintaining good practice as a freelancer

Panel Q&A: Storytelling from Multiple Perspectives

  • Panel discussion with professional writers from a range of backgrounds
  • Get your key questions answered
  • Receive valuable advice key to your future career



This programme is for students aged 15-18. No prior knowledge or experience is required. The programme involves a mixture of interactive simulations, exercises and Q&A sessions. You can choose to attend the programme either in-person or ‘Live Online’; the content is the same for both. 

Programme Fee:

'Live Online’: £165/student for full day

In-Person: £165/student for full day

There is no application process, and you can secure your place simply by clicking “Register Now”. We operate on a first-come first-served basis and programme places are limited.

Choose a location below:

In Person

Available dates:

  • 10th December 2023


  • University College London (UCL)

Accommodation location:

  • University College London (UCL),

As part of your booking, you will receive 12 months’ access to our state-of-the-art tech platform, AmbitionX. Here you will find all of your programme materials and complete post-programme assessments to gain coveted ‘experience points’ to demonstrate your levels of professional development. You will also be able to access any of InvestIN’s Live Online weekend and evening programmes through AmbitionX at no extra cost.



In the unlikely event that the in-person programme is completely cancelled because of Covid-19 then students will receive a refund. We have never yet had to cancel a London summer experience, having successfully delivered programmes during the summers of 2020 and 2021, with strict social distancing and excellent feedback. We shall of course adhere to all Covid-related government guidelines in place at the time of the programme and keep student safety as the highest priority.

If you pay via credit because you postponed a previous booking then the credit note will be reissued to you in full.



If you are trying to register and the registration box is not appearing it is likely because of firewall restrictions on your desktop device.

You may wish to try on your mobile device instead. Alternatively, please email with details of the programme you want to register for. We will reserve your place immediately and send you a link to pay by card online.