Whatever your writing ambitions The Writers Bureau can help you achieve them.
As Britain’s largest specialist writing college we offer you a wide range of home-study courses with expert personal tuition. Whether you want to write full time, part time for an extra income or for a hobby we have a course that will suit your needs.
The Writers Bureau courses include:
Comprehensive Creative Writing
Writing For Children
The Art of Writing Poetry
Novel and Short Story Writing
Write for Profit Using the Internet
As well as teaching you how to write and develop your style every course shows you how to sell your work. You learn how to find markets and how to exploit them in the UK and overseas. You are taught how to present your writing; when to send covering letters; how and when to use an agent, and how to deal with editors and publishers so that your writing has the best chance of being published.
Your tutors are successful published writers so they know how to help you improve your work and tailor it for the marketplace. They are selling their own work regularly, so are well placed to show you how to do the same. The effectiveness of this part of your training is proved by the success of our students. They regularly have their writing published – because our methods work.
You can send in your assignments by post or by email. Whichever method you use you will receive a full assessment of your work. Your tutor will advise you on your style, the subject matter, the presentation, grammar or anything else that matters. Through this personal guidance your tutor will encourage you, be objective, but above all give you constructive comment.
You don’t need any special background or education to start. Again and again our students have proved that writers come from all walks of life – housewives, teachers, civil servants, business people, factory workers, senior citizens, teenagers – people who have, under our guidance, developed their writing to a publishable standard.
The Comprehensive Creative Writing course, Freelance Journalism course and the Writing for Children course all come with our unique triple guarantee. This states:
The Writers Bureau is accredited by the Open and Distance Learning Quality Council and this, together with our guarantees, confirms our commitment to providing high quality courses with excellent tuition.
The Writers Bureau's aim is simple: to help you become a successful writer.
This course has really helped me to develop my writing. I would definitely recommend to others.
The perfect course for beginners looking to improve their skills in proofreading and editing. I learned a lot from this course. As well as all of the expected skills, it also covers the differences between America and English spellings, and the correct use of symbols to mark manuscripts for ammendments.
A really good informative course that helped me to develop my writing skills, in a variety of ways. I really enjoyed both the fiction and non-fiction parts of the course. I feared the article writing at first, as I'm mainly a fiction writer. But, I must say the course really did help me to break through my fear of writing articles. Since then, I went on to write three review articles which were published into my local newspaper.
As with a number of the reviews of this course I didn't think that the early exercises were relevant to me. I had written a novel and what did I need advise on writing short stories and factual articles for? How wrong I was. Every module stretched me as a writer and allowed me to hone my skills. I took the course whilst still working full time and found keeping to a schedule a challenge; but my tutor was helpful and fully supportive if I took sometime to send in a module. That said she was no soft touch and quite pertinent in her appraisal of my work and style. I have to face I'm never going to write for women's magazines. All in all an excellent course; but beware you can't cherry pick what your going to do with it.
I was thrown into writing journalistic fact-based articles for magazines and newspapers. The creative side of writing poetry, scripts, short stories or working on a novel were in the second half of the course....which I was told I could not do first. I have no interest in writing factual accounts or embellished melodramatic versions of 'fact' for trashy magazines. The feedback from tutors was unhelpful eg. telling me to add specific details to an article that I did not know and was impossible for a stay at home mum to find out without any kind of journalistic authority. Attempts to focus on the parts of the course that were relevant to my ambition and skills were dismissed. I abandoned this course and did another instead, which has allowed me to make an income writing film and theatre scripts, training courses in communications and a novel. This course was a waste of time and waste of money. It was very disappointing.