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Beware the Sharks!

July 9th, 2015

writer-beware-blogFirst, thanks to Megan for last week’s blog. She talks to students on a regular basis, hearing their problems and their successes. So, she’s in an ideal position to offer advice on how to get the most from your course and the time you spend studying with us.

As well as keeping tabs on what is happening with students, I also talk to our tutors to see what they’re picking up from student comments. Are there any particular issues? Are there any new opportunities or perceived threats?

One thing that seems to have come to the fore again recently is ‘vanity publishing’. Read the rest of this entry »




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How to Get an Agent in (Almost) Five Minutes

July 6th, 2015

sheil-land-associates--blogAt the moment we hear so much about authors publishing their own books – both online with Amazon or print-on-demand. But there are still many people whose true ambition is to be taken up by an established publishing house so that the ‘technical’ side is taken care of for them and they get the recognition which being professionally published brings. Let’s be honest – if you get an offer from HarperCollins or Pan Macmillan you know you’ve made it! Read the rest of this entry »




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Enjoy Your Studies!

July 3rd, 2015

Megan-blogI’ve been working for The Writers Bureau as a Student Services Advisor for almost a year now, helping new and old students alike. Over that time I have dealt with what feels like thousands of queries, and with most questions repeatedly cropping up day after day I thought that it would be a good idea to offer you a few of my ‘Top Tips’.

1) Utilise Your Resources

The distance learning aspect of the courses can sometimes make you feel like you are on your own but, believe me, you are definitely not! Not only do you have the advantage of working with brilliant tutors, but you have an Advisory service that you can turn to for all of your questions and queries. We can be contacted by phone, post, fax, and email, so there’s no excuse not to get in touch with us. Read the rest of this entry »




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