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A Comprehensive Creative Writing course

This course shows students how to sell their work; how to influence editors and publishers; techniques that can make all the difference between rejection and success. It contains 27 fascinating study modules, 2 specialist Supplements and 20 writing assignments.

  • Study level: Not applicable
  • Duration of training: Variable – to suit the learner
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
Proofreading and Copy Editing

This course enables students to learn the skills and abilities required by a professional proof-eader and copy editor, ways to improve their spelling, consistent punctuation, proofreading on paper, grammar know-how, the copy editor's roles and responsibilities, working electronically, setting up in business, useful resources and organisations, practical insider tips that can help them stand out from the crowd. It contains 8 fact-packed modules and 4 assignments.

  • Study level: Not applicable
  • Duration of training: Variable – to suit the learner
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
Freelance Journalism

In this course all aspects of journalism are covered that includes the journalist's role, what makes a newsworthy story, the best subjects for freelancing, how to set up as a freelance, how to gather information, how to make contacts, making the most of interviews, creating attention-grabbing headlines, how to write their copy quickly, how to write for different markets, behind the scenes at a newspaper. Ethics and essential law, public administration, writing for TV and radio are also covered in depth.

  • Study level: Not applicable
  • Duration of training: Variable – to suit the learner
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
Complete Copywriter

In this course all aspects of copywriting are covered including: the AIDA formula Attention-Interest-Desire-Action and 'selling the sizzle', press advertising, PR materials, sales letters and follow-ups, copywriting for the Internet, TV and radio commercials, copywriting for charities and non-profit organisations. Students will learn how to sell themselves to potential clients.

  • Study level: Not applicable
  • Duration of training: Variable – to suit the learner
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
Fiction Writing

This course enables students to learn how to find ideas, how to develop their imagination and create their own individual style, how to prepare a novel; about plotting, characterisation and dialogue; where to set their novel and creating atmosphere, revising and selling their work, about writing specialist fiction, how to write short stories for magazines and radio, how to write radio drama, writing for TV and the theatre, how to deal with literary agents, the terms to accept and the pitfalls to avoid in the publishing jungle. It contains 14 fascinating study modules and 12 writing assignments.

  • Study level: Not applicable
  • Duration of training: Variable – to suit the learner
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
Writing for Children

This course cover all aspects of writing for children including: how to find ideas, plotting, structuring storylines, creating realistic characters, writing believable worlds, taming wild ideas into publishable form, novels, picture books, story books, puzzle and activity books, non-fiction, educational books, magazines, poetry. Students also learn how to sell their work-presenting their manuscript, analysing their markets and contacting editors and publishers- to give their writing the best chance of being published.

  • Study level: Not applicable
  • Duration of training: Variable – to suit the learner
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
Novel and Short Story Writing

This course enables students to learn how to find ideas, how to develop their imagination and create their own individual style, how to prepare a novel; about plotting, characterisation and dialogue, where to set their novel and creating atmosphere, revising and selling their 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. It covers 10 fascinating study modules and 8 writing assignments.

  • Study level: Not applicable
  • Duration of training: Variable – to suit the learner
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
How to Write for Profit Using the Internet

This course will show students how to access valuable resources for research quickly, contact international publishers and booksellers and make money writing content for websites. It will show them how to research and tap into the best paying markets, market their work effectively and earn more by making sure they sell the correct electronic rights.

  • Study level: Not applicable
  • Duration of training: Variable – to suit the learner
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
How to Write Biographies, Memoirs and Family Histories

This course enables students to learn how to: develop their writing style, structure their approach, choose which genre to write - if they don't already have a project in mind, analyse the potential commercial success of their book or project, do their research, avoid infringing copyright and libel laws, conduct interviews, contact publishers, self publish and avoid falling into the clutches of vanity publishers, go about ghost writing and writing for others. It contains 18 fascinating study modules and 15 writing assignments.

  • Study level: Not applicable
  • Duration of training: Variable – to suit the learner
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
Non-fiction Writing

This course provides the largest potential market for students, and at the same time gives them the opportunity to use their existing knowledge and experiences. They will learn how to find ideas, the quickest way into print, how to develop their imagination and create their own individual style, how to write: readers' letters, fillers, articles for many different markets and reviews, how to plan and prepare non-fiction books, how to make money from their photography, about copyright and libel, the terms to accept and the pitfalls to avoid in the publishing jungle, how to sell their work and influence editors and publishers.

  • Study level: Not applicable
  • Duration of training: Variable – to suit the learner
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
Art of Writing Poetry

This course covers developing students poet's eye; using grammar, punctuation and vocabulary in poetry; rhyme, meter and rhythm; how to find inspiration, developing their style, writing lyrics, how to give a poetry reading, poetry competitions. It contains 17 fascinating study modules and 12 writing assignments.

  • Study level: Not applicable
  • Duration of training: Variable – to suit the learner
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
How to Write for Competitions and Win

This course enables students to learn how to: find suitable competitions, make the most of their work, look at competitions like a professional, avoid the common pitfalls which can easily disqualify their entry, create fresh ideas to help them stand out from the crowd, impress the judges, use the Internet to boost their competition career, avoid scams. Also, entering short story, poetry and article writing competitions is covered in depth.

  • Study level: Not applicable
  • Duration of training: Variable – to suit the learner
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
Article Writing

This course enables students to learn how to find ideas, the quickest way into print, how to develop their imagination and create their own individual style; how to write: readers' letters, fillers, articles for many different markets and reviews; about copyright and libel, the terms to accept and the pitfalls to avoid in the publishing jungle, how to sell their work and influence editors and publishers. It covers 18 fascinating study modules and 9 writing assignments.

  • Study level: Not applicable
  • Duration of training: Variable – to suit the learner
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
How to Market Your Book

This course enables students to learn how to become competent at marketing themselves and their book by creating an effective author platform using online and offline marketing tools and strategies such as: online book sellers, social networking sites, utilising articles and blogs, joining and using forums, membership of professional associations, public speaking and personal appearances, trade fairs, media coverage, getting their book into local bookshops and libraries. It covers 8 fact-packed modules and 4 assignments.

  • Study level: Not applicable
  • Duration of training: Variable – to suit the learner
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance