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Oxford Open Learning

Why chose the Writing School?

Earn While You Learn

At the Writing School, we not only teach you to discover and develop your writing skills, we also teach you how to market them effectively. Many of our students begin earning fees for their work long before they finish the course. You’ll learn all the secrets of how to sell your work—from pitching an idea to a magazine or film company, to outlining a novel idea to a publisher.

In Your Own Time, At Your Own Pace

We know how busy life can be these days—so never fear, we won’t hurry you. Most of our students usually finish inside a year or two, but you’ll have three full years to finish the course at no extra cost. We encourage you to make progress at a speed that’s most comfortable for you.

A Trusted Name

The Writing School is one of the most trusted names in the business because these courses have been gradually been fine-tuned over a twenty year period. The course materials are professional, highly motivational and easy to follow. We also give you a library of supporting texts on every aspect of writing and publishing your work – all for a very modest one-off fee! Hundreds of students before you have turned to us for help—they have been extremely satisfied with the results, and many are now working writers. We are confident that you will be too – sooner than you think.

Professional & Personalized Support

Having a tutor-mentor is an invaluable source of guidance and help when you’re taking your first steps as a writer. Our tutors are trained to provide you with an insider’s perspective of the writing business.

As you get to know each other better, your tutor will be able to adapt the assignments to suit your needs. This one-on-one relationship will help you develop a confident, professional approach to writing for pleasure and profit.

The Writing School Tutors

All our tutors have a track record as professional freelance writers. We insist on that. They understand what it takes to get into print and they will share that extensive experience with you. Learning to write competently is a good start. However, knowing how and where to market your writing is just as critical. This is where your tutor will aim to show you the key to success. You don’t have to be a budding Martin Amis to be a successful writer. Basic skills and marketing know-how can take you a long way. Throughout your course, you’ll form a strong partnership with your tutor—exchanging ideas through assignments, telephone conversations, and email. In addition to your tutor, you’ll have unlimited access to our Student Advisers where our front-line team can give you immediate support on all your study-related questions. You just pick up the phone and dial 0800 0 111 446.

Online Support

Unlike most other schools, you can work with The Writing School wherever you have access to the Internet. Since all our course materials and your assignments are also available online, your work is always portable. There is also a Discussion Group for all the students on your programme, offering you the chance to share ideas and perhaps examples of your work with your peer group. That too will help you build up your confidence.


General Information

Contact us

Oxford Open Learning
4 Kings Meadow
Oxford
OX2 0DP

Phone: 0800 0 111 024