Zoom Writing Workshops

Be Inspired with a Zoom Writing Workshop

Join us in our Zoom classroom for a writing workshop from professional writers. You will be guided through a variety of techniques that will help you to develop your writing skills.

This is a great opportunity to improve your writing and make friends with others on the same journey as you. The sessions are exciting, stretching, lots of fun, and give you the confidence to take your writing forward.

The workshops are suitable for beginners and the more experienced writer.

For more details, and to sign-up, click on workshop title.

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Starting January 2023

How to Make Money from Non-Fiction Writing Zoom Workshop with Esther Chilton - a step-by-step guide on breaking in to the non-fiction market. Learn tips and tricks so you can start to get published quickly. 

Two sessions - starting Tuesday 10th January 2023 (7.00pm) - £49.99


A Practical Guide to Arts Council England's Develop Your Creative Practice Funding (apply for up to 10K) Zoom Workshop with Mike Hobbs - includes guidance on the application process, example budgets and project plan. Ideal for emerging writers looking for support to transform their careers. Saturday 14th January 2023 (9.30am – 12.30pm) - £30


The Essential Techniques of Great Fiction Writing Zoom Boot Camp with Phil Busby - an intensive programme of weekly lectures on fiction writing techniques and detailed weekly feedback on 1000 words of your writing, that will take your writing up a level. 

Six sessions starting Wed 18th January 2023 (7.00pm) £199.99


Tony Kirwood

Tony writes fiction, articles and comedy sketches. Much of his work is humorous although sometimes it's scary. Sometimes it's both. His non-scary book How To Write Comedy was cited by the Stage Newspaper as the best training book of the year. He’s had stories in the fantasy genre published and read out. His column The Blog of Samuel Pepys appeared regularly in The Greenwich Visitor paper.

Tony teaches creative writing, comedy writing, comedy appreciation and drama in colleges and venues across the country. He tutors regular classes at Richmond and Hillcroft Adult Community College in South London. He has also led workshops at literary festivals and similar events.

Esther Chilton

Esther has a social science degree specialising in psychology and sociology. Writing was always a passion and since joining The Writers Bureau as a student many years ago, Esther hasn’t looked back. She now writes and tutors full-time. Esther has written for numerous writing magazines and had articles published in a broad range of publications including Prima, Your Cat, Lifeinfo and Collect It! to name a few. She has many short story competition wins to her credit and has also enjoyed judging competitions including Writer’s Forum’s monthly competition. Her fiction stories have appeared in The People’s Friend, My Weekly, Your Cat and Independent Newspapers, as well as teenage and children’s publications

Mike Hobbs

Mike is a highly experienced commercial writer with considerable experience of preparing bids and tenders on behalf of a wide range of client organisation. He's had success with European, Lottery funding, Government and Arts Council England plus many more. With a lifelong passion for writing, his first significant breakthrough was to be shortlisted for the Penguin Books Write-Now programme in 2020. This gave him the confidence to pursue an award under the Developing Your Creative Practice programme which gave him a year off in 2021 to write.

Phil Busby

A playwright, singer-songwriter and author, Phil works in course development for The Writers Bureau, Manchester. Originally a psychiatric nurse, he studied Theatre at Dartington College of Arts before working across Europe for ten years as a performer, writer and workshop leader. Phil is a co-founder of Budding Writers.