Since 1989 we've been helping writers find their own voice and teaching them how to get published and paid. We can help you too. The course lessons tell you what you need to do. Then you put that advice into practice in your tutor-marked assignments. You’ll work with your tutor - a professional writer - throughout your studies. They are your personal guide to writing success.
For new writers we strongly recommend the Comprehensive Creative Writing Course as you get to try a wide variety of writing to find what you are good at and enjoy. However, because of your own experience and circumstances you may feel that one of the other courses is better for you. Click the button below to see our range of courses.
"I have seen my writing journey as an adventure: What can I write? What am I best at? What new aspects of writing can I discover and contribute towards? I have welcomed the wide range of modules covering different types of writing, challenging me to try new aspects in style and content, pushing me gently outside my comfort zone with encouragement."
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"Since, I have gradually blended a teaching career with writing, first with articles and short stories, then increasing the writing commitment dramatically when I secured an agent to ghostwrite a series of memoirs."
"As a direct result of my memoir I have since been commissioned by the BBC to consult on the production of a new crime drama. I have also been paid to appear at crime writing festivals and have enjoyed some excellent publicity, including appearing on BBC Breakfast and BBC London radio. I have also secured an excellent literary agent and finished my first crime novel."
"I took the course on a whim but I still remember when I got my first bit of feedback from my tutor. It totally took me by surprise, and for the first time, I realised I could actually do it. I could write a book.
"I mostly submitted short stories during the course, but they gave me inspiration to write the book I had always wanted to. The course helped me understand how the various writing tools worked e.g. dialogue, plot, character and point of view."
First-class courses from professional writers.
Caring, constructive help from expert tutors - all published writers.
Help and advice when you need it from our experienced Student Advisory Team.
A flexible study programme to suit you with two years in which to complete your course.
Specialist advice on how to sell your writing or services.
Online access to your course as soon as you enrol with downloadable PDFs so you can study off line.
15 days to inspect your course and to make sure it's the right training for you.
All our tutors are currently published writers, so they have a good working knowledge of the markets. From their own direct experience, they can help you to start writing, find ideas, and produce the sort of work that really sells in the current marketplace.
Your tutor will...
- Give you an honest opinion about your work, advising, as needed, on style, subject matter, presentation, grammar and anything else that is relevant.
- Tell you how to improve your work – if improvement is necessary – and how to avoid the common errors and mistakes that so many beginners make.
- Give you constructive feedback, and help you be objective and realistic in your approach to your writing.
- Provide motivation and encouragement, helping you overcome any little setbacks and build on your achievements and successes.
Here at The Writers Bureau we go the extra mile to make sure that the personal guidance you receive, and the writing practice you gain, gives you the best possible chance to become a successful, published writer.