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Become a Successful Writer!

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25th November - 2nd December 2019 PLUS free 12-month membership to The Association of Freelance Writers worth £24.99!

So that you can become a successful writer we offer you a range of first-class home-study courses from professional writers – with individual guidance from expert tutors and flexible tuition tailored to your own requirements.

You are shown how to make the most of your abilities, where to find ideas, how to turn them into publishable writing and how to sell them in the UK and around the world. In short we show you how to become a published writer.

All our courses are ideal for beginners. No previous experience or special education is required. You can earn while you learn. You can study from anywhere around the world.

For all new writers we strongly recommend the Comprehensive Creative Writing course as you are covered by our no-risk triple guarantee. However, because of your own experience and circumstances you may feel that one of the other courses is better for you.

Find out about each course by downloading the prospectus.
Discounted fees are shown - instalment terms available, please click on the course title to view.

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Creative Writing Course Comprehensive Creative Writing Course - £344   Download Prospectus
If you are a complete beginner we recommend this course but it's ideal for all levels of writers. You will try a wide range of genres and styles. This means you'll find the type of writing that suits you best.

Proofreading and Copy Editing courseProofreading and Copy Editing Course - £274  Download Prospectus
This is a great course if you're looking to make an extra income from home. You learn how to make sure your own writing is error free plus we'll show you how to set up a business to offer your services to others.

Copywriting CourseThe Complete Copywriter Course - £274  Download Prospectus
Good copywriters are always in demand. Learn the secrets of writing successful copy from one of the UK's top copywriters.

Freelance Journalism CourseFreelance Journalism Course - £324  Download Prospectus
If you want to be a freelance journalist this course is for you.


Writing for Children Course

Writing for Children Course - £274  Download Prospectus
Learn how to write for all ages of children from babies to teenagers. This is a fascinating course and will stretch you as a writer.

Novel and Short Story Writing CourseNovel & Short Story Writing Course - £274  Download Prospectus
This course will help you to make those dreams of writing a novel a reality. Plus, you'll learn how to write short stories as well.

Non-Fiction Writing CourseNon-Fiction Writing Course - £274  Download Prospectus
If you want to start earning quickly from your writing then this is the course to suit you.


Fiction Writing CourseFiction Writing Course - £274 Download Prospectus
This covers writing for TV, stage, film and radio as well as writing novels and short stories.


Article Writing CourseArticle Writing Course - £274  Download Prospectus
Article writing is where the money is if you want to get earning quickly.


Writing for Competitions CourseHow to Write for Competitions - and Win! Course - £144  Download Prospectus
Learn the secrets of writing for success in competitions from two competition adjudicators.


Biographies, Memoirs and Family Histories courseBiographies, Memoirs and Family Histories Writing Course - £274 Download Prospectus
If you are a people person then you'll find this course great fun. It takes you through every stage from research to publication.

Poetry Writing CourseThe Art of Writing Poetry Course - £274  Download Prospectus
Take you poems to the next level with expert guidance from professional poets.


Writing for the InternetWriting for Profit Using the Internet Course - £144  Download Prospectus
Increase your sales with the help of this course. Not for beginners!


How to Market Your Book CourseHow To Market Your Book Course - £ 274  Download Prospectus
It does what it says on the tin. You will learn how to promote your book, and yourself, to create sales, sales and more sales.


Alice Vinten Writers Bureau's Student of the Year 2020

“All I knew when I joined up with The Writers Bureau is that I'd always wanted to write and never had the nerve to start. I've been an avid reader from an early age, and 'being a published writer' seemed like an unobtainable dream. The Writers Bureau opened my eyes to possibilities that I'd never considered before - writing for magazines, pitching for non-fiction books, and researching the writing industry. On the 18th April 2019, my memoir On the Line - Life and Death in the Metropolitan Police was published in paperback by Two Roads Books.”

Alice Vinten - Writers Bureau Student of the Year 2020

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Tommy Cloherty"I wanted to learn proofreading and copy editing as I'm changing my career at the end of the year. I'm going into writing and publishing (both my own and other people's work) as well as teaching creative writing at F.E Institutions.

"The course reminded me how much I'd forgotten! It made me revise my punctuation and grammar and it also helped me to build a client base."

Tommy Cloherty

Lou Carter"After completing the course I began writing as much as I could and in 2014 I was finally signed by my agent and within two months I had a contract with Bloomsbury.

To date I have nine picture book contracts all at various stages of publication. There Is No Dragon In This Story (Bloomsbury) and Pirate Stew (Orchard) both published last summer and Oscar The Hungry Unicorn (Orchard) is due to be released on Sept 20th 2018. "

Lou Carter

Sarah Leavesly"Since starting The Art of Writing Poetry course, I have been published many times under my pen name Sarah James, won competitions and made money."

Sarah Leavesley


Lizbeth Crawford"My debut novel, Hate To Love You, by Elise Alden (my pen name for contemporary and historical romance), received three offers of publication. I went with Harlequin Carina Press.

"So, thank you Writers Bureau, to which I am extremely grateful. The Novel and Short Story course gave me the tools I needed to write my first novel."

Lizbeth Crawford

Noel Gama"I was so excited about the immense potential of the Internet that I enrolled for yet another Writers Bureau course, ‘Writing for the Internet'."

Noel Gama


Gilian Atack

"The course has helped me write a story that evokes strong emotions; the constructive but motivational feedback I received from The Writers Bureau has helped me knock down the barriers to self-doubt. Recently, I held my first book launch where I talked about how and why I wrote my story."

Gillian Atack

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