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Certificate In Novel And Short Story Writing

a home study course from

The Writers Bureau


The Writers Bureau is part of the STT group of colleges


Learn how to write novels and short stories

Many people want to write short stories or have an ambition to write a novel. If this is the only writing you want to do, then we can help you.

You cover the basics of writing before you deal with the specific techniques of plotting, characterisation, dialogue etc. Once you’ve written your novel we show you how to revise and sell it.

You are then introduced to a wide variety of specialist fiction and you conclude your course with short story writing.


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Code: STSH      Course Fees: £354

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

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Certificate In Novel And Short Story Writing

Writing a novel is a lifelong ambition for many people. However, most people find the reality of getting a novel written is quite daunting. This is where this course can help.

Not only do we help you with the nuts and bolts of writing, we also give you a structure to work with so that writing your novel becomes more manageable. And once written we’ll show you how to find a publisher and what terms to accept.

This course also covers writing short stories. Finding markets for your stories can be tricky, but with our help and guidance your chances for acceptance are greatly increased.

So, to get your novel written and develop your short story writing skills this is the course to take.

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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 Novel and Short Story 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 novels and short stories. 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 novel and short story 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 how to create an atmosphere
• revising and selling your work
• about writing specialist fiction
• how to write short stories for magazines and radio
• 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 Novel and Short Story Writing Writing perfectly, once you start being published. 

We also have a whole range of other writing courses you may wish to try. Click here for further details >>>


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.


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Code: STSH      Course Fees: £354

Easy Payment Terms:
£42 deposit plus £18 postage and packing 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

"I just wanted to say that since completing the short course on Novels & Short Stories, I am now writing a monthly piece for The Dalesman magazine, and have also recently had two short stories for a monthly glossy women's magazine accepted. Thanks to my tutors for all their helpful advice and support."
J Gaunt


For your free information pack click here >>>

Code: STSH      Course Fees: £354

Easy Payment Terms:
£42 deposit plus £18 postage and packing 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 lessons 

Number of Tutor 
Marked Assignments
: 8 
Maximum Course Time
2 years 
15 Day Trial and £10 refund if an assignment is not marked properly
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