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Fiction Writing Course



a home study course from

The Writers Bureau

The Writers Bureau is part of the STT group of colleges


Learn how to write fiction

For a thorough grounding in all types of fiction writing – from novels to short stories, scripts for radio and TV to stage plays – this course covers it all.

You’ll learn how to bring your characters to life, create good dialogue and drive your story along. You’ll also learn how to write all types of specialist fiction including romances, thrillers, science fiction, children’s stories and more.

But that’s not all. Once your story, novel, script or play is written we’ll show you how to sell it.

If you’d like to write fiction this course will show you the techniques for great writing and the opportunities available to you.


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Fiction Writing



Code: STSG      Fees: £354
Easy Payment Terms:
£42 deposit plus £18 postage and packing = £60 then £52 per month for the following 6 months making £372 in all

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Certificate in Fiction Writing

Writing fiction can be a lot of fun. You can let your imagination fly and the possibilities for your characters are endless. We’ll show you how to tame your ideas into a publishable form and give you guidance and advice on how to get published.

Successful writers come from all walks of life. All you need is a genuine desire to write, some creative imagination and the willingness to put in the time and effort required. If you have these qualities then we can give you the techniques and know-how that you need to find success.

We give you a course that has been developed and written by professional writers. You have detailed guidance from expert tutors, constructive help to improve your writing and a flexible study programme to suit your circumstances.

When you combine your enthusiasm and creative talents with our expertise, it gives you a very good chance of becoming a successful, published writer.

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Your Tuition

One of the key aspects to getting the most out of your course is the quality of your tuition. All STT tutors are experienced in teaching by distance learning and have been specially trained by us to help you.

Your tutor for this course will be an experienced published writer. It is their job to help you in any way they can to make your work publishable.

You will be advised, as needed, on:

• your style
• the subject matter
• the presentation
• grammar
• how to improve your work – if improvement is necessary
• how to avoid the common errors and mistakes that so many beginners make

Your tutor will give you constructive comment and will help you to be objective and realistic in your approach to your work. At the same time they will provide motivation and encouragement.

We have brought together a professional tuition service and an effective course so that you can work towards a Certificate in Fiction Writing. Not only will you gain a Certificate, you’ll also gain confidence in your writing abilities, a deeper knowledge of how the publishing world works and, hopefully, see your name in print.


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Who Should Take This Course?

The course is suitable for anyone who wants to try their hand at writing fiction. This includes those who have never tried writing before.

However, even if you have had your writing published before, this course will show you how to find new markets, give you the chance to try new genres and demonstrate how to make the most of the opportunities that come your way.

Entry Requirements

No previous qualifications or experience are needed to enrol.

Course Objectives

In your course you deal with every aspect of fiction writing. You’ll learn:

• how to find ideas
• how to develop your imagination and create your own individual style
• how to prepare a novel
• about plotting, characterisation and dialogue
• where to set your novel and creating atmosphere
• revising and selling your work
• about writing specialist fiction
• how to write short stories for magazines and radio
• how to write radio drama
• how to write for TV and theatre
• how to deal with literary agents
• the terms to accept and the pitfalls to avoid in the publishing jungle

We also give you practical suggestions that can make all the difference between rejection and success.

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Follow-on Training

The Certificate in Writing for the Internet Course will complement your Certificate in Fiction Writing perfectly, once you start being published.


Because we have full confidence in the course and tuition service, we are able to make your enrolment as risk free as possible by giving you this double guarantee:

1. You have the course on 15-day inspection. If you are not completely satisfied with it, just return it within 15 days of receipt and your money will be refunded in full.

2. We will give you a £10 refund for every written assignment that is not assessed properly by your tutor (failing agreement between us arbitration is available).

Start Studying Right Away When You Enrol Online

Anyone can enrol on this course. You do not need any special qualifications or background and you can start whenever it suits you.

There is no fixed enrolment date so you can start as soon as you are ready. Plus, you can study where and when you like – in the UK or abroad, at home, in the library or at work.

And, by enrolling online you can be studying in just five minutes. The first sections are available as soon as your payment has been accepted.

Your course materials are sent to you by post and should arrive within seven working days in the UK or 28 working days if you are overseas.


For your free information pack click here >>>


Code: STSG      Fees: £354
Easy Payment Terms:
£42 deposit plus £18 postage and packing =£60 then £52 per month for the following 6 months making £372 in all

Enrol Now


Alternatively telephone our fast enrolment facility (credit/debit cards only). Just call our 24hr freephone line: 0800 856 2008 (UK only) or if you are overseas please call 44 161 819 9911 during office hours.


WB Online Student Community

As soon as you’ve enrolled you will become a member of our online student community, which is an easy way to contact other students and keep in touch with the college.

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online community click here >>>



See What Students Say

“The course has helped me immensely, both in raising my confidence and in teaching the essential skills of marketing and layout. Now half way through my course I have earned around £500 and I’m in negotiation with Sheldon Press about a possible acceptance of a non-fiction book on adoption.”
Anna Cann


For your free information pack click here >>>


Code: STSG      Fees: £354
Easy Payment Terms:
£44 deposit plus £18 postage and packing = £60 then £52 per month for the following 6 months making £372 in all

Enrol Now


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Course Summary:

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Length: 14 modules 

Number of Tutor 
Marked Assignments
: 12 
Maximum Course Time
2 years 
15 Day Trial and and £10 refund if an assignment is not marked properly
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