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Novel and Short Story Writing

How to Write Novels and Short Stories

Novel and Short Story Writing CourseWriting novels and short stories can be a lot of fun. You can let your imagination fly and the possibilities for your characters are endless. We’ll show you how to tame your ideas into publishable form and give you guidance and advice on how to get published.

If this is the sort of writing you want to do, we can certainly help you achieve your ambitions.

The Novel and Short Story Writing course we offer you, the personal tuition service and your Guarantees are fully explained in our Prospectus which you can download below. But, for a quick overview browse the tabs above.

Your Course

To help you succeed in writing and selling your work we have put together a comprehensive Novel and Short Story Writing course – written by professional writers.

In your course you deal with every aspect of this type of writing. You’ll learn:

  • how to find ideas
  • how to develop your imagination and create your own individual style
  • how to prepare a novel
  • about plotting, characterisation and dialogue
  • where to set your novel and creating atmosphere
  • revising and selling your work
  • about writing specialist fiction
  • how to write short stories for magazines and radio
  • how to deal with literary agents
  • the terms to accept and the pitfalls to avoid in the publishing jungle.

We also give you practical suggestions that can make all the difference between rejection and success.

Your course contains: 10 fascinating study modules and 8 writing assignments – marked by your personal tutor.

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Your studies are very flexible. You can study wherever you are – in the UK or abroad. You can adapt your study to suit your timetable. You can work when it suits you and you can start as soon as you are ready as there is no fixed enrolment date.

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 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 the opportunity to work on projets that interest you, whether that involves planning your novel or writing short stories

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

We are so confident in our course and tuition service that we offer you a unique Double Guarantee.

This states quite clearly:

  1. You have the course on 15 day (in your possession) inspection.
  2. We will give you a £10.00 refund for any assignment which is not corrected properly by your tutor.

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 help you become a successful writer.


Your Certificate

Certificate of CompletionA Certificate of Completion is awarded at the end of your course. It is given to students who have completed all eight assignments.

Half an hour each day is all you need!

All too often people let their ideas and dreams go to waste. Usually it’s because they don’t know where to start, claim they haven’t the time or simply never get round to it. Don’t let this happen to you. With our help you will learn where to begin and how to plan your time. All you have to do is create a small space in your life for your writing. Even with only half an hour a day you’ll be surprised how quickly your writing develops.

How To Enrol

If you really want to write then 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, you could take action right now by enrolling today.

And remember, anybody can enrol on this 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!

If you don’t have a credit card click here to find out how to send your fees to England.

Course Fees:

Full fees: $486 – free postage and packing when you pay your fees in full.

Easy Payment Plan: $54 deposit plus $23 postage and packing = $77 payable now and $72 a month for the following 6 months making $509 in all.

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Everything You Need For Writing Success

  • A specialist course on writing Novels and Short Stories.
  • Written by professional writers.
  • Personal advice from expert tutors.
  • 8 tutor-marked assignments.
  • Support from Student Advisors.
  • Flexible study programme to suit YOU.
  • Advice on how to sell your work.
  • Instant access to course material when you enrol online.
  • Two years to complete your studies.
  • 15 day trial.
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