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.

Starting February 2023

SOLD OUT: Make Money From True Stories with Esther Chilton - learn how to turn your life experiences into cash.

Two sessions start Tuesday 28th February 2023 (7.00pm GMT) £49.99

Starting April 2023

Make Money From Your Short Stories with Esther Chilton - learn how to turn your short stories into cash.

Two sessions start Tuesday 25th April 2023 (7.00pm BST) £49.99

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.

Diane Paul

Diane is a former Writers Bureau tutor. She has worked in TV journalism, had by-lined columns in local newspapers and features in national newspapers and magazines. She has written four non-fiction books, two of which won awards and has a Master’s Degree in TV & Radio Scriptwriting. Diane, who runs Keyword Editorial Services, has taught creative writing for the Open College of the Arts and Writers’ News and run workshops in secondary schools.

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.