Become A Successful Writer

With Our Comprehensive Creative Writing Course.

As a freelance writer you can earn a part or full-time income writing stories, articles, books and scripts that editors and publishers want. This course teaches everything you need to know to get started. Under the guidance of an expert tutor, you’ll learn how to write to a professional standard and HOW TO SELL YOUR WRITING. This course is ideal for beginners, and you can earn while you learn. It also comes with a full refund guarantee and a 15-day trial to make sure it is right for you.

Enrolling Is Easy

  • Request A Free Prospectus

    Request your prospectus which has full details of your course and how it works. This will be sent to you by email and you can download it as soon as you have completed the form.

  • Ask Your Questions

    If you have any questions, after reading the course prospectus, please call us on 0161 819 9922 (during office hours) or email our student advisors.

  • Enrol When You're Ready

    You can enrol on this course as soon as you are ready to do so. Simply scroll to the bottom of this page to select your enrolment plan. Your course materials will be available immediately after your payment has been accepted.

See What Our Students Say

Annemarie Munro

Student of the Year 2022

"I signed up for the course in December 2020 as a Christmas present to myself and I started the first module in January 2021. I have had eight pieces published: three paid earning £1080 and a star letter where I won a £250 hotel voucher.

"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."

Legodile 'Dredd X' Senganabeng

“After I started the Comprehensive Creative Writing course with The Writers Bureau I began to write extensively as a freelance writer for newspapers and magazines. I’ve written for the Midweek Sun, Botswana Guardian, Weekend Post, Dreams magazine, and Air Botswana’s in-flight magazine, Peolwane and Botswana Tourism Organisation’s annual magazine, Discover Botswana. I’ve also published several short stories with Drum magazine in South Africa.”

Theresa Gooda

Student of the Year 2021

"Having more than covered the course fees from published pieces I have never looked back. Initially my ambitions were to get going. I knew I wanted to be a writer, I just didn’t know how to go about it, or, if I’m honest, quite what I wanted to write.

"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."

Mike Smith

"The course has given me, not only the confidence, but the opportunity to experiment with different writing styles and techniques. The writing assignments have encouraged me to work outside of my comfort zone, and to write about subjects, and for markets, that I would never have considered. Not only has my grammar and sentence construction improved but the course has been instrumental in firing my imagination and getting me to look at things from a different perspective. Although it’s only been nine months since I started the course, I have earned £500 from writing and I’m awaiting further payments."

Alice Vinten

Student of the Year 2020

"The Writers Bureau opened my eyes to possibilities that I'd never considered before - writing for magazines, pitching for non-fiction books, and researching the writing industry. My memoir 'On the Line - Life and Death in the Metropolitan Police' was published in paperback by Two Roads Books.
"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."

We give you:

  • A first-class comprehensive course written by 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, including twenty tutor-marked writing assignments for practice and guidance.

  • Assignments where you will be writing material that can be submitted for publication.

  • Specialist help on how to sell your writing. Your tutor will give you further advice on this.

  • Online access to your course as soon as you enrol.

  • The chance to pay your fees by instalments if this is more convenient.

  • Two years to complete your studies.

  • Three Guarantees to make your enrolment as 'risk free' as possible.
    a) A full refund if you have not earned your tuition fees by the time you finish the course.
    b) You have the course on 15-day inspection.
    c) £10 refund for each assignment not properly corrected.

Comprehensive Creative Writing Course Synopsis

You can choose to study non-fiction or fiction first.

    1. Welcome

    2. Introduction

    3. Your Study Path

    4. Your Study Path Quick Guide

    5. Sending Your Assignments

    6. WB's Writers' Community

    7. Discounted Writing Magazine Subscription For WB Students

    8. Totum Student Discount Card – UK Students Only

    9. Terms of Enrolment If You Enrolled Before 1st June 2022

    10. Terms of Enrolment If You Enrolled After 1st June 2022

    1. Module 1 Introduction

    1. Module 2 Making a Writer Out of You

    2. Assignment One

    3. Personal Profile Questionnaire

    4. Market Research Questionnaire

    1. Module 3 Reader's Letters and Other Opportunities

    2. Assignment Two - Non-Fiction First Option

    1. Module 4 Generating Ideas for Articles

    1. Module 5 Market Analysis

About this course

  • £489.00
  • 20 tutor-marked assignments
  • 27 information-packed modules
  • Full refund if you don't make back your course fees from published writing.

Skills & Equipment Needed To Take A Course

  • Ideal For Beginners

    No qualifications or previous experience needed.

  • Computer

    You'll need access to a laptop or computer with word processing facilities and internet connection.

  • Typing

    You don’t need to be able to touch type; plenty of people get along fine with just two fingers.

  • Use Email & Attach Files

    Your assignments are sent to your tutor by email so you'll need to be able to send and receive emails and attach files to them.

Enrolment Options For The Comprehensive Creative Writing Course.

Enrol on Plan A to receive a £20 Amazon voucher (this will be sent to you by email once your 15-day trial period has finished).

Plans B and C: payments will be automatically charged to your card each month until the end of your chosen plan.

  • £489.00

    Plan A: Includes a £20 Amazon Voucher sent to you when your trial period has finished.

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  • 6 x £81.50 = £489

    Plan B: 6 x £81.50

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  • 10 x £48.90 = £489

    Plan C: 10 x £48.90

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