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.
Comprehensive Creative Writing
Writing for Children
The Art of Writing Poetry
How to Market Your Book
Novel and Short Story Writing
Proofreading and Copy Editing
How to Write for Competitions – and Win!
How to write Biographies, Memoirs and Family Histories
Write for profit using the Internet
Christina Jones, Award Winning Writer
"I could never have believed what would happen to me the day I joined The Writers Bureau. I'd always enjoyed writing - but I had no idea whether I was any good. I needed the expertise of the one-to-one tuition that The Writers Bureau offered.
"The assignments were so well targeted that I managed to sell every piece of course work to magazines and newspapers - with requests for more.
"Now, I've had eighteen novels published and work regularly for magazines, running my writing career as a small business. It is simply a dream come true. I am having a lovely time - being interviewed, appearing on radio and TV, giving talks - but most of all I'm earning a living doing what I love most. Writing. The Writers Bureau made this possible for me."
To enrol over the telephone with your credit card or to request a prospectus (UK only):
0800 389 7360
To talk to a Student Advisor(office hours only):
0161 819 9922 (UK)
+44 161 819 9922 (overseas)
0161 819 2842 (UK)
00 44 161 819 2842 (overseas)
Learning with The Writers Bureau
Studying with The Writers Bureau is designed to be flexible and convenient... so your study suits your lifestyle.
There are no classes to attend so you are free to study when, where and how you choose. And, the generous four year time limit means you can study at your pace with no pressure from us. No fixed enrolment date means you can start your studies when you are ready and our free trial period gives you peace of mind.
We give you:
course materials created by distance learning professionals
comprehensive feedback from expert tutors
cost effective training representing real value for money
support and encouragement from experienced student advisors
Distance learning is great for developing new skills as it allows you to continue working whilst studying. So, if you want a new career or you just want an enjoyable and potentially lucrative hobby this is the place to train.
Access The Writers Bureau Online Student Community Area as soon as you enrol
You’ll receive automatic membership and access to our online Student Community Area (SCA) as soon as your enrolment is complete. This is a quick and easy way to contact other students, find further resources and keep in touch with the college.
The SCA features:
discussion forums – so you can chat, network, ask for advice or relax with other students
a resource library – with the latest course support material
tutor profiles – so you can see who’s experience you are benefitting from.
Chapter and Verse – a chance for you to dip your toes into the role of an editor with our student-run magazine
receive further hints, tips and expert advice on the world of publishing with our free monthly e-zine – E-ZeeWriter
find out what our Director of Studies is thinking in The Writers Bureau Blog
be social with us on Facebook
follow us on Twitter
Want to get started right away? Enrol online now and there’s no waiting for materials to arrive – you’ll get access to the course and the first assignment in the SCA.