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Recommended writing courses

To help you decide, read Dave's article: Which is the best writing course?

Liberato Writing Courses
1-day, weekend, or 5-day courses in a wonderful setting with individual attention
For more details phone 01279 833690 or email
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National Extension College
Distance learning college offering courses including Creative Writing, Writing Humour, Writing for Money, Writing Short Stories, and many more
For more details call freephone 0800 389 2839 or see website:

Plymouth University MA in Creative Writing
1 year, full time study at the university
For more details phone 01395 255478 or email

Ways with Words
For more details see website:

Writers Bureau
Home-study courses in Creative Writing, Journalism, Writing for Children, Writing for the Internet, Poetry and Writing Biographies, Memoirs and Family Histories
For more details see website:

Writers' News Home Study
1st Floor, Victoria House, 143-145 The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 5RL
9 courses to choose from, 1-to-1 tuition
For more details phone 0113 2002917 or email
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WriteSun Breaks
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Write Your Script
Learn how to write scripts, including plotting, formatting, dialogue, tension dynamics, outlining and characterisation
Based in North London. £5.00 per session.
For more details see website:
Edinburgh-based online creative writing school with a choice of courses for all levels. Small groups, weekly writing exercises and downloadable notes. Communicate with your peers and tutor through a simple to use and secure conferencing program. Receive weekly peer reviews and tutor comments.

Recommended photography courses

Better Photography with Philip Dunn
Many publications now require photos as well as words. If you fancy taking a photography course we recommend this one, led by Philip Dunn, former travel photographer with The Sunday Times.

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