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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.

Writers Bureau Students of the Year 2017

Every year The Writers Bureau holds a Student of the Year Award. We love to see how our students, past and present, are getting on. It’s clear from their stories that the work we do at WB can have a transforming effect on people’s lives.

2017 candidates to The Award were exceptionally good. So it was incredibly difficult to select the winners. Students enrol with us for a variety of reasons so we didn’t pick the winners on financial achievement alone. We’ve also looked at their personal circumstances and all the things they’ve gained from their course. The winners are an eclectic mix of people, living very different lives and writing for very different reasons.

This year’s overall winner is Sarah Plater.

Sarah has built her writing career with imagination and hard work. She was a runner-up in this award a couple of years ago and she has gone from strength to strength. She says, “I’m currently working on my fourth book, have been paid for my writing by at least 15 different magazines, and now earn half my income from writing – all thanks to The Writers Bureau’s course.”

We’re very proud of Sarah’s achievements and wish her every success in the future.

The runners up in our competition are no less impressive.

Walter Dinjos is an ambitious and dynamic young man from Nigeria. Walter enrolled on the Creative Writing Course to build his confidence as a writer and end his cycle of publishing failures. He certainly achieved that this year earning around £3,500 from his writing and winning a trip to the USA.

Never having written before, Gillian Atack enrolled on our How to Write Biographies, Memoirs and Family Histories Course to help write her first book – memoirs that give an insight into Alzheimer’s. Her self-published book was the Book of the Month on the Alzheimer’s Society’s website in December 2016.

Elise Jones enrolled because she wanted to be published on a regular basis. She managed to keep up with her course even though she was caring for her late husband. Her tutor gave her the confidence to send out her work and five out of the seven pieces dispatched have been published. A great start to her writing career.

Despite being in prison Carrie Duxbury has managed to have several pieces published and been invited to write blogs by She’s also been offered a publishing deal by as well as the opportunity to do voluntary work with them upon her release.

As you can see, Writers Bureau students come from all walks of life and have very different reasons for taking up their course. To read more student stories click here:


Our Courses

Article Writing
Children's Book Writing
Comprehensive Creative Writing
Fiction Writing
Freelance Journalism
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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