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The Writers Bureau 2012 Writer of The Year Competition Winner is Announced!

The Writers Bureau are pleased to announce Eugene Yiga as the winner of their annual Writer of The Year competition, winning a first prize of £250!

After struggling to get published, Eugene enrolled on The Writers Bureau Comprehensive Creative Writing course. He soon discovered what he was doing wrong and turned his childhood love of writing into a full-time career. His intense desire to become a published writer, coupled with his tenacity to succeed, greatly impressed this year’s judges, prompting them to choose Eugene as the winner.

He says:

“It’s more important to write what interests you. Yes, you must still tailor your content for the publication, but it has to be content that excites you in the first place. The best writing really does come from the heart. This newfound confidence in my writing ability gave me the courage to turn freelance after quitting my full-time job.

“I’m really excited about my life as a writer. This is who I am and who I’ll be for the rest of my life. And it’s all thanks to the Writers Bureau.”

Diana Nadin – Head of Student Services, says:

“First, thanks to everyone who sent us their stories this year. We got some great tales of success from around the globe – and it’s not always about money. For most students it’s the satisfaction of achieving a long-held ambition and finally seeing their name in print.

“Eugene, however, really stood out from the crowd. His love of writing is so obvious and he’s not ashamed to admit that to sell your work you’ve got to write what editors want and tailor it to their requirements. We’re just proud that, with a little help, he’s now made it as a writer.

“So, congratulations to Eugene and the four runners-up – we hope even more of you will enter next year.”

Eugene’s full story, plus those of the runners-up Cynthia, Simon, Mike and Trina can be read on the Writers Bureau website. Entries for the 2013 competition are now being accepted, why not try you luck?

The Writers Bureau runs competitions throughout the year. Their annual Short Story Writing competition, with a first prize of £500, is also accepting entries.

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