Creative Writing Course
Learn how to become a published author and start earning from your creative writing.
As a freelance writer you can earn a good income writing the stories, articles, books and scripts that editors and publishers want. Earning your share can be fun, profitable and creatively fulfilling.To help you succeed The Writers Bureau offers you:
- A first-class home-study Creative Writing course written by professional writers
- Expert personal guidance from your tutor
- Advice on style, presentation and copyright
- Guidance on HOW TO SELL YOUR WRITING in many different markets
- Full refund guarantee if not successful
- 15 day trial
Our Creative Writing course is ideal for beginners and you can earn while you learn. Details are FREE with no obligation to buy
Complete the form on the right for more details and to be sent your prospectus.
The Writers Bureau was formed to provide a practical resource that would help people through their writing apprenticeship. The vision was to create a course that anyone - regardless of age or educational background - could benefit from.
In January 1989 we opened our doors and quickly became popular with those seeking to learn the secrets of success in the publishing world. Our courses have helped thousands of new writers to build their confidence, find their voice and see their name in print.
The Writers Bureau is part of a group of home-study colleges which includes Business Training and STT. Our original college was founded in 1931. Over the years we have successfully trained hundreds of thousands of students world-wide. We are specialists in open and distance learning with substantial knowledge and experience in this field.
As soon as your enrolment has been processed you will become a member of our online student community which is an easy way to contact other students and access your course materials.
The Writers Bureau community area features:
- Discussion Forums - giving you the chance to chat and network with, or find support from, other students.
- Resource Library - to access the latest course support material.
- Your Course Materials - so you can start your course straight away while you wait for your course books to arrive.
- Tutor profiles and quick links to tutor blogs.
- Student E-magazine - you can view, contribute to, comment on or volunteer to edit the student magazine which is written and produced by students for students.
"I needed the expertise of the one-to-one tuition that The Writers Bureau offered. The assignments were so well targeted that I managed to sell every piece of course work to magazines and newspapers - with requests for more. "Now, I've had eighteen novels published and work regularly for magazines, running my writing career as a small business. It is simply a dream come true. I am having a lovely time - being interviewed, appearing on radio and TV, giving talks - but most of all I'm earning a living doing what I love most. Writing. The Writers Bureau made this possible for me." Christina Jones, Award Winning Writer
"When I saw The Writers Bureau pledge to refund my signing-on fee if I didn't earn it before finishing the course, I remember thinking: "I hope so, because I'll never earn that much...' Never has it felt so good to be proven wrong. "Besides seeing my first book in print ... I am writing flat-out, and getting paid what I can now describe with pride as a decent salary." Tim Skelton, Netherlands
"My first publishing success was a letter in "The Lady' magazine, for which I received £25. My next success was with "Home Farmer', then I had two pieces published in the "Good Life', for which I was paid an incredible £100. "The Guardian' then published a piece and paid me £300, I nearly fell over. Plus, I've received the first part of a significant advance from Bloomsbury for my book "MOB Rule: Lessons Learned by a Mother of Boys'. Hannah Evans, Devon
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:
- If you have not earned your tuition fees from published writing within six months of completing your course, your full fees will be refunded.
- You have the course on 15 day (in your possession) inspection.
- We will give you a £10.00 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.
Anyone who wants to improve their writing craft should take a creative writing course. The Writers Bureau course is ideal for beginners but even if you've had previous experience of writing this course can help you to find new markets and improve your writing style.What qualifications do I need to become a published writer?
The short answer is none - in the formal, traditional sense of qualifications. The only real pre-requisite needed is a love of writing, determination and persistence - everything else can be learnt, even the ability to write well.Who will my tutor be?
All our tutors are published writers. You will be introduced to your tutor after you send in your first assignment.How long will my course take?
We recommend you complete one assignment a month, so around 20 months. However, you have a full four years to complete your course so should you need to take a break, or need to study at a slower pace, you can.Will you show me how to sell my writing?
Yes we will. There is a whole module devoted to selling your work as well as further information throughout the course and guidance from your tutor.