Learn How To Write Novels and Stories

For many people, writing is a life-long ambition. They carry characters and plots around in their heads hoping one day to bring them to life in a novel or short story. If this is you, we can help. Our specialist Novel and Short Story Writing course – with personal tuition – teaches you everything you need to know to write short stories and bring together your novel. This course is ideal for beginners. It also comes with a 15-day trial to make sure it is right for you.

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  • 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

Awais Khan

"I signed a two-book deal with Orenda Books in October 2020, and my second novel, No Honour, was published in August 2021 to much critical acclaim. It became a Woman and Home Book of 2021 and went on to win the World Book Award (Woman and Home). Isis Audio published the audio version in 2021 as well.

"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."

We give you:

  • A first-class course on how to write Novels and Short Stories 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.

  • Eight tutor-marked writing assignments.

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

  • Specialist advice on how to sell your writing and self-publish.

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

  • 15 days to inspect your course and to make sure it's the right training for you.

Course Synopsis

    1. Welcome

    2. Introduction

    3. Your Study Path

    4. Sending Your Assignments

    5. WB's Writers' Community

    6. Discounted Writing Magazine Subscription For WB Students

    7. Totum Student Discount Card – UK Students Only

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

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

    10. Terms of Enrolment If You Enrolled After 1st Janaury 2024

    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 Essential Legal and Business Aspects

    1. Module 4 Writing the Short Story

    2. Assignment Two

    1. Module 5 Genre Fiction

About this course

  • £419.00
  • 8 tutor-marked assignments
  • 13 information-packed modules

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 Novel and Short Story 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.

  • £419.00

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

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  • 5 x £83.80 = £419

    Plan B: 5 x £83.80

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  • 10 x £41.90 = £419

    Plan C: 10 x £41.90

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