The winner of prize draw to win a laptop: Eileen Murray
Treasure Hunt: I Love The Writers Bureau
Write a book pitch
Marley Brown has three problems:
her flat is too small,
her debt is too big,
and the stranger with the gun says
he really needs her help.
Write the two opening sentences for a travel article
Zululand - "At another time the dramatic red and gold of the African sunset spilling over the hills of Zululand would have been awe-inspiring, but right now it was merely background. A Sangoma, adorned with shells, beads and goat skins, was about to throw the bones and connect me to my ancestors."
Come up with the first line of a novel
Puneet Madhok"Where I come from," said Zakir Ali, "it's the girl's horoscope we see and not her face."
Write a caption for the following photograph.
"He had asked for a root and branch review of their IT system, but this was not what he expected. "
Image courtesty of Johannes Hjorth
Prepare a Twitter Review
Review of Chichester Writers Circle in West Sussex:
"Chichester Writers' Circle or Liquorice Allsorts? Various oddly assorted characters making a sweet, tantalizing treat. Inspiration promised!"
Find a writing glitch
"Ladies, don't forget the rummage sale. It's a chance to get rid of those things not worth keeping around the house. Bring your husbands" (Church newsletter)
Write a headline
"Learn to write and earn for life"
Write a poem in 21 words
Su Hughes from Devon
This I remember:
you served potted shrimp spread
on potted dreams
in your white bread buttered
“I’m currently working on my fourth book, have been paid for my writing by at least 15 different magazines, and now earn half my income from writing – all thanks to The Writers Bureau’s course."
Sarah Plater - Writers Bureau Writer of the Year 2017
"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."
"I was so excited about the immense potential of the Internet that I enrolled for yet another Writers Bureau course, ‘Writing for the Internet'."
"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."
"My short-term intention is to continue combining writing for newspapers and magazines with my current job. I'm enjoying my writing 'sideline' but I may find as time goes on that I want to make the transition to full-time writer."