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Become a Published Writer with Distance Learning Courses from The Writers Bureau. 

Studying with The Writers Bureau can help you achieve your ambition of becoming a freelance published writer. Our courses are written by distance learning experts and your tuition is provided by experienced, published writers. Anyone can join our courses – you don’t need any qualifications and most of our courses are for beginners.

We have courses for those who have no idea what kind of writing they’d like to do and specialised courses for those who know exactly what they want to do. So, whatever your writing ambition you’ll be able to realise it with our help.

The Writers Bureau has been helping people achieve publishing success since 1989. Our aim is to provide a practical writing resource that can help people learn the secrets of the publishing world whilst working their way through a tutor-guided writing apprenticeship.

Not only do we help people get their work published, we also have courses to help them market their work and achieve the sales they want. Plus, we offer training for those who wish to move into the lucrative career of copywriting. And, if you fancy working in publishing but don’t want to write, our proofreading and copyediting course could be just what you are looking for.

So, no matter what kind of career in publishing you’d like or where in the world you live you can be confident that The Writers Bureau has the experience and knowledge to help you achieve your ambitions.

Writer of the Year Award 2016

Once again, it’s been another great year for our Writer of the Year Award. Thank you to those who took the time to enter. As usual we’ve had some fantastic entries. We’ve thoroughly enjoyed reading them all and are so proud of the achievements of all our students. And for the first time we’ve had a video entry.

Of course this makes choosing our winners very difficult and there was much debate over who should be in the final five and even more over who should win. Now a decision has been made and we’re delighted to announce that the winner of the 11th Writer of the Year Award is…

Winner – Rachel Louise Dove – UK


Rachel enrolled on her course to hone her writing skills, try her hand at other genres and get into the habit of submitting regularly. She wanted to become more professional in her approach to writing so she would treat it like a job rather than a hobby.

“It helped me to focus on what type of writing I enjoy and discover what I’m not good at and don’t like. I have been published in Writing Magazine, Romance Matters Magazine for the RNA and have had fillers published in That’s Life and Take a Break.

“I won the 2015 Flirty Fiction Prima Magazine and Mills and Boon competition. The prize was £500, a three page feature in the magazine and the chance to work with Mills and Boon on my book. This is coming out on 21st April 2016.

“Also I have three stories in three anthologies with other authors – we’ve raised almost £2,000 for cancer charities.

“My future goals are to continue writing books. I have cut back on my teaching hours in order to do this and focus on my writing career and family.

“My dream really has come true and I’m still pinching myself! I’m also taking the Writing for Children course in order to continue practicing my writing and learn more about submitting to different markets.”

Read more students’ stories here.

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Children's Book Writing
Comprehensive Creative Writing
Fiction Writing
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Freelance Journalism & Feature Writing
How to Market your Book
How to Write for Competitions - and Win!
Non-Fiction Writing
Novel and Short Story Writing
Poetry Writing
Proofreading and Copy Editing
Short Story Writing
Writing for Children
Writing for Literary Competitions
Writing for the Internet

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