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Comprehensive Creative Writing

Write and Be Published

To be a published writer is one of the most rewarding occupations or pastimes – both financially and creatively – that you can imagine.

w1_course_200px.jpgAnd, there is a huge demand for writing. Editors and publishers are always on the lookout for new writers with fresh ideas. Consequently, in the next few months alone, very good incomes will be earned in fees and royalties by freelance writers. With our help you could easily be one of them.

Contrary to popular opinion, you do not need any special background or writing experience to become a published writer. Successful writers come from all walks of life. What you need, however, is a genuine desire to write and at least some creative imagination. If you possess these qualities, then we can give you the techniques and know-how that you need in order to become a successful writer.

The creative writing course we offer you, the personal tuition service and your Guarantees are fully explained in our Prospectus – Write and Be Published – which you can download below. But, for a quick overview browse the tabs above.

Your Course

To help you succeed we offer you a home study course – written by professionals.

All aspects of writing are covered including:

  • articles
  • short stories
  • children's stories
  • novels of all kinds
  • non-fiction books
  • journalism
  • radio
  • TV
  • the stage

We advise you on copyright
, libel and how to deal with literary agents - the terms to accept and the pitfalls to avoid.

You learn how to sell your work; how to influence editors and publishers; plus, techniques that can make all the difference between rejection and success.

Your course contains 27 fascinating study modules, supplement book and 20 writing assignments – marked by your personal tutor.

Click here to read a full synopsis

Your studies are very flexible. You can study when it suits you, take as long as you like, study fiction before non-fiction and have extra practice and assignments as required.

Your course materials are sent to you as soon as you enrol and are available immediately in the student community area when you enrol online.

You send and receive your assignments by post or by email – the choice is yours.

And, to make your course really effective you also receive personal guidance and advice from your tutor – a professional published writer. To find out more click the 'Tuition' tab above.

Your Personal Tuition

Under the guidance of an expert tutor you will develop your writing skills. The assignments are designed to give you plenty of 'real-life' writing to do – that is writing you can submit for publication as soon as your tutor advises.

You also receive advice on: style, subject matter, grammar, presentation and anything else that matters. You will be told how to improve your work – if improvement is necessary – and how to avoid the common errors and mistakes that many beginners make.

Your tutor will encourage you, be objective, be realistic but most of all give you constructive comment. Through this firm but gentle approach many students come to know their tutor as a trusted friend.

All our tutors are successful published writers. Each one is an experienced tutor who has been specially trained by us to help you overcome the difficulties, and the pitfalls, that all new writers face. From their own experiences they can help you to start writing, find new ideas and produce the sort of writing that sells.

Click 'Selling' above for more details on how we can help you to sell your work.

Selling Your Writing

One of the biggest problems all new writers face is where and how to sell their writing. Don't let this worry you for now. A whole module is devoted to selling your writing and your tutor will advise you as needed throughout your course.

We show you:

  • how to find markets and exploit them
  • how to present your work
  • when to send covering letters
  • how and when to use an agent
  • how to protect your copyright
  • how to deal with editors and publishers


Plus, much more to give your writing the best possible chance of being published.

The effectiveness of this part of your tuition is proved by the success of our students. They regularly have their writing published – because our methods work. Once your writing has reached publishable standard you should have no difficulty in selling it. Follow our advice carefully, do everything we ask of you, and we are confident that – like many students before you – you will soon be a published writer.

Your Guarantees

Because of the effectiveness of the course, and the tuition service, we are able to give you three no-risk guarantees.

These state quite clearly:

  1. If you have not earned your tuition fees from published writing within six months of completing your course, your full fees will be refunded.
  2. You have the course on 15 day (in your possession) inspection.
  3. We will give you a $15.00 refund for any assignment which is not corrected properly by your tutor.


These guarantees are your safeguard of a fair deal and high tuition standards from The Writers Bureau. They are our commitment to you.

Providing you play your part, you really can't lose! Either you will earn, as a minimum, the tuition fees (and we hope a lot more), or you will receive your money back in full.

Your Contribution

We can do a lot to help you but we cannot do it all for you. In fact, the major contribution must come from you.

In addition to your creative talent, you also need enthusiasm and perseverance. But you do not need to be either particularly gifted or very clever. There are many otherwise ordinary people, from ordinary backgrounds who, with determination and perseverance, have had a lot of fun, enjoyment and extra money from their writing.

So, if you really want to fulfil your writing ambitions and you are prepared to put in the time and effort required, then together we can make your writing dreams come true.

Your Certificate and Diplomas

Certificate of Competence Red Seal Diploma Gold Seal Diploma


A Certificate of Competence is awarded to all successful students. You qualify for your certificate as soon as you have earned your course fees from published writing. This may be near the beginning of your course, somewhere in the middle, or near the end. Whenever it is, you can be rightly proud of your achievements.


The Red Seal Diploma is awarded to students who complete all 20 assignments and have returned them to us. This can only be awarded at the end of your course.


The Gold Seal Diploma is awarded, instead of the Red Seal Diploma, to those students who have completed all 20 assignments and have earned their fees from published writing. This can only be awarded at the end of your course.

How To Enrol

If you truly want to be a writer there is no time like the present to start. It would be tragic to do nothing and then look back in a few years' time and say, ‘If only...' On the other hand, by enrolling now, you could be seeing your name in print in only a few short months.

And remember, anybody can enrol on The Writers Bureau Comprehensive Creative Writing course. You do not need any special qualifications or background and you can start whenever it suits you.

So, click the enrol button below, Fax 00 44 161 236 9440 or complete the enrolment form and let's start working together to help you become a published writer!


Course Fees:

Full Fees: $577 – free postage and packing when you pay your fees in full. 

Easy Payment Plan: $61 deposit plus $23 postage and packing payable now = $84 and $86 a month for the following 6 months making $600 in all.

Easy Payment Plan Course Despatch Arrangements: Click here for details

How To Enrol If You Don't Have A Credit Card

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Everything You Need For Writing Success

  • A first-class course written by professional writers.
  • Caring, constructive help from expert tutors (all published writers).
  • 20 tutor-marked assignments.
  • Support from Student Advisors.
  • Flexible study programme to suit YOU.
  • Guidance on style and technique.
  • Advice on how to sell your writing.
  • Instant access to course material when you enrol online.
  • Two years to complete your studies.
  • Triple Guarantee for a ’risk-free’ enrolment.
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