Do you want to be a joyful, resilient writer with a thriving career?
Need help with your author mindset?
Want to bust through writer's block and leave imposter syndrome behind?
The Resilient Writer course is for writers and authors from around the world who want to make changes in their personal world!

4 hours of on-demand videos plus exercises and downloads to build your writerly confidence and courage!

Dr Helen Edwards understands the challenges facing writers and in this course she's here to help you.

With a PhD in Psychology, more than 20 years in mental health, and as an author herself - she understands the many challenges facing beginner, emerging and established authors and offers up the insights and tools you need to keep writing.

This course is one you will be able to return to again and again to absorb, make use of and be motivated by the lessons.

Are you struggling to keep writing or just want to maintain peak writing performance?

In this course you will discover the emotional, social and mental health tools and supports you need as a writer - and how to access them.

You'll also learn how to navigate:
- Writer FOMO
- Writer's block
- Anxiety about submitting your work
- Fear of rejection
- Waning creativity
- Lack of support
- Time away from writing
- Reticence about asking for help
- Public appearances and public speaking
- and much more.

This comprehensive, insightful & useful course will:

Explain how you background and current circumstances impact you as a writer.

Show you the different ways you can respond to negativity - from yourself and others, and deal with book reviews.

Bring together solutions to the challenges facing writers including those of supporting yourself financially as a writer.

Help you learn how to say 'no' and how to figure out what to say 'yes' to to build your writing career.

Assist you in dealing with all the 'non-writing' business of being an author.

Discover 'Big Sky Thinking' for Writers, How to wear a 'Writer's Coat',
and other useful exercises to help re-fill your cup with creativity and confidence 

The Resilient Writer

Boost your writing confidence & learn to listen to your own beating heart.

This course is for all writers who want to improve their resilience, energy and focus.
It's for authors who have felt nervous about submitting, been crushed by rejection or held back by imposter syndrome. It's also for writers who have been sailing along just fine but want to enhance their performance and build longevity into their writing career.

If you want to stick to the long game or have your first break through, this course will show you how to fill yourself up and nurture your creativity and wellbeing.

NB: If you're keen to enrol, but the cost is prohibitive and it is causing you issues, please get in touch to discuss a special consideration discount.

This course covers a huge amount of material that will give you insights into your drivers as well as tools to get your writing and author persona back on track.

Discover how nature and nutrition are important tools for any author.

Get an understanding of the difference between burnout, depression and low mood.

Find ways to feel more comfortable about sharing your work with others.

Be guided in mindfulness and positive creative visualisations. 

Join Dr Helen Edwards for this empowering course that will build your confidence as an author. 

This course will help you take the steps to:

  • find your people so you can create connections with other writers and creatives. 
  • deal with author FOMO when everyone else is seems to be getting book deals and winning literary awards.
  • discover how to handle social media and potential negativity in your own family toward your writing aspirations. 

This course is more than a pep talk for authors, it's grounded in psychological practices that specifically apply to writers.
It's about understanding the mental journey of authors and working out healthy approaches to your own writing career.  
This course draws on the expertise of Dr Helen Edwards, who has a PhD in Psychology, 20+ years in mental health and is an active author and member of the writing community. 

"Working with Helen on this course I realised how much our attitudes and expectations can hold us back as writers. Helen shares her wisdom in such a warm and welcoming way and I'm already putting what I've learned in the course to use." Anna Featherstone

"Your testimonial could go here, can't wait to hear how the Resilient Writer course helps you."

What is Included in the Course...

Module 1

Welcome and Introduction to the Course

Module 2

How Your Background Impacts You as a Writer

Module 3

How Your Current Circumstances Impact You as a Writer

Module 4

Attitudes to Being a Writer & How to Develop a Writer's Coat 

Module 5

Juggling Writing with Making Money

Module 6

Supporting Yourself Financially as a Writer

Module 7

What Emotional, Social, Mental Health Tools & Supports Might You Need as a Writer?

Module 8

Grow Your Confidence as a Writer

Module 9

Submitting & Dealing with Feedback, Potential Rejection & Success

Module 10

How to Keep Writing

Module 11

What About When You Make It As a Writer? What Then?

Module 12

Going Public with Your Book - Confidently!


'Leaves in a Steam' writing & creativity exercise


'The Writer's Coat' exercise

Course Survey

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Dr Helen Edwards

✑ Children's and YA Author
✑ PhD in Psychology
✑ 25 years' experience in mental health
✑ Writer mentor
✑ Freelance writer
✑ Bold Authors course presenter

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Many thanks from Bold Authors. We're a collaborative group sharing knowledge to build the skills and resilience of the writing community. Thanks for your support!

Course Pricing


$195 AUD