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Dan Roberts

May 2021

Studied the Comprehensive Creative Writing Course

Dan RobertsI started with The Writer's Bureau back in 2014 and completed the Comprehensive Creative Writing course after 5 years. I’m also proud to say I became a finalist in the 2019 Student of the Year Awards, which was a huge confidence boost.

During my time studying, I secured a couple of regular and ongoing freelance writing positions, and now I'm onto my third. It's not quite enough to make a part-time wage but it's a great supplement and has helped me to create an extensive portfolio of work.

I ended up writing multiple film reviews for a local news publication in that time too, which eventually encouraged me to start my own film-focused blog. In turn, the blog led to me being asked to do film reviews for a local radio station.

My dream, however, is to become a fiction writer, and as the course gave me everything I needed to confidently put pen to paper, last year I finished my first manuscript; a Christmas-themed children’s novel.

Naturally, rigorous proofreads, edits and rewrites continue, but the writing techniques I've learned from The Writer’s Bureau are invaluable, and I’m thrilled to say that I’ll be sending my manuscript to publishers later this year.


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Annemarie Munro Writers Bureau's Student of the Year 2022

"I have seen my writing journey as an adventure: What can I write? What am I best at? What new aspects of writing can I discover and contribute towards? I have welcomed the wide range of modules covering different types of writing, challenging me to try new aspects in style and content, pushing me gently outside my comfort zone with encouragement.

"I signed up for the course in December 2020 as a Christmas present to myself and I started the first module in January 2021. I have had eight pieces published: three paid earning £1080 and a star letter where I won a £250 hotel voucher."

Annemarie Munro - Writers Bureau Student of the Year 2022

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