I have some exciting news to report this week. I am a runner-up in The Writers Bureau 2016 Writer of the Year awards! You can find the link here.
I became a
student of The Writers Bureau by chance. In November 2013 I entered a
competition on their website to write a 500 word factual piece about Guy
Fawkes. I won, and my prize was a free subscription to their Non-Fiction
the various assignments and taking on board the feedback from my tutor (the
excellent Simon Whaley) has helped to improve my writing skills, not just
limited to non-fiction writing. I am grateful to The Writers Bureau, and to Simon for
taught how to write is not enough. It has to be more than a passive exercise. The
challenge is to apply those lessons: to write and submit, to accept the inevitable
rejections, then to write and submit again.
thing is, the more I write, the more I learn. And if I have fun and
earn some cash whilst I’m doing it, then what’s not to like?