Freelance Writer Business Online Bundle, 5 Certificate Courses

Build Your Own Business As A Freelance Writer

Freelance Writer Business Online Bundle, 5 Certificate Courses

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Get Freelance Writer Business, Creative Writing, Writing Books for Children, Travel Writing Business and Novel Writing Online in this Bundle

1. Freelance Writer Business: Build Your Own Business As A Freelance Writer

What is journalism? Can I really make a career out of writing? Is working from home for me? What do I need to get started? I have this great idea, but what should I do next? All of these questions and more are answered throughout the Freelance Writer Business Course.

This course teaches the many facets of blogging, novel writing, proofreading and copywriting along with many other writing methods; offering many tools and resources that seasoned writers wish they had when they first began writing as a career. Each section details the definitions used, the elements of each aspect of writing, examples, exercises and assignments that will jog the freelancer’s creative processes.

The motivation behind the Freelance Writer Business Course is to ensure that novice and seasoned writers know what it takes to build their own business as a writer – right from the comfort of their own homes. By taking a hands-on, home study course, aspiring business owners are able to study and learn at their own pace.

Who would benefit from this course?

Anyone with a flair for writing can take part in the Freelance Writer Business Course and it will also provide much needed tools and inspiration for veteran writers suffering from writer’s block, the information contained in this course will provide a wealth of knowledge that will prove beneficial to the end result: starting and progressing a business as a writer.

2. Creative Writing: Test Your Imagination and Stretch Your Writing Skills

Creative writing covers a wide variety of forms; simply, its purpose is to enable you to express, emotions, thoughts and feelings using the written word. If you would like to improve your writing skills, to try out new techniques in a variety of writing styles and to be able to create compelling works of fiction, then this course will enable you to do just that.

There are so many opportunities for writers in this digital age and the world of publishing has evolved greatly over the last few years. Publishing is now accessible to all who have a good grasp of the English language and because the world is now a predominantly much smaller place through the rise of the digital era, it is possible to become published in many English speaking countries.

This course however does not just concentrate on publishing but on the skills required that will elevate your writing abilities to the dizzy heights of professionalism. There is pleasure in the written word, creating imaginary plots and forming descriptive scenes filled with vibrancy and colour will satisfy the need to create. The knowledge of how to craft a captivating short story and to possess the ability to craft larger than life characters will stimulate those creative juices.

If you choose the road towards publication, understand that it can be a long but enjoyable route towards success, while you absorb the craft and incorporate it into your own writing studies. Think of this learning curve as an apprenticeship as you polish and hone the skills that will provide an outlet for your creative thoughts and that could provide you with the skills to become a published writer.

While the emphasis is on enjoyment, the projects within will test your imagination and stretch your writing skills, so that you learn steadily and consistently throughout.

Who would benefit from this course?

It will help you to understand the mind-set of professional writers, to enable you to test out your skills in new and interesting areas of creativity; and it will help you to escalate your own expertise with the written word taking your writing to the next level.

If you follow this course throughout and participate in all of the writing projects, you will find that your learning curve rises rapidly.

3. Writing Books for Children: Learn Writing A Series Of Best Selling Children'S Books

If you ever fancied becoming the next J.K Rowling and writing a series of Best Selling Children's Books or you just quite fancy learning about the processes and techniques involved in writing for children - then this course is for you!

This comprehensive course takes you from a complete beginner in writing and covers the many aspects of publishing, focusing on those all-important writing techniques, right through to how to get an agent and build your author’s platform.

The course provides you with all of the information required to be able to write books which are suitable for your chosen age range, and offers you helpful tips and in-depth information to help your journey towards publication be smooth and productive.

This course also provides you with the tools to:

  • Create three-dimensional characters
  • Learn the secrets to great storytelling
  • Write an in-depth outline
  • Cope with rejections
  • Set productive goals
  • Develop the writer within
  • Write opening paragraphs
  • Close a chapter successfully
  • Write picture books
  • Sell picture books
  • Write horror stories
  • Write adventure stories
  • Write middle grade stories and more
  • Who would benefit from the course?

Anyone with a passion for writing and would like to get into the children’s book market. There are thousands of stories accepted by publishers each week, so if you have the ideas, we will show you how to make them grow and become a published author.

4. Travel Writing Business: Learn The Different Aspects Travel Writing

The course starts you off with the basics and progresses you to the point at which you are capable of creating work of your own in this genre. You will be introduced to travel writing, guided you through the different aspects involved, and all the questions you have will be answered along the way.

Following an introduction to the course, and what to expect from it, the Travel Writing Business Course begins by explaining what travel writing really is (such as books, guides, brochures and more) and providing examples of some famous writers. This module then moves onto explain the necessary skills needed to succeed and how this course will help you to get there.

To increase your self-awareness and know your travel personality, which in turn will help your writing, the second module provides a short quiz. Here you will also be exposed to the different specialisms of travel writing, so you can understand which market you are planning to cater for, and the importance of knowing this.

Module 3 of the Travel Writing Business Course discusses how travel magazines function and operate and then moves on to the importance of researching the area you intend to travel to and write about, including any special features of your destination. It is likely that you will take photographs as a visual aid to your travel literature, so the basic knowhow of photography is covered here also.

To get the most from your trips, becoming an expert traveller is important to this career choice. Module 4 talks you through everything that you need in order to travel to different places: financial resources, bookings at motels and hotels, food, clothing, any special equipment and more. Also included here is the way in which you travel, such as how to create a detailed itinerary and the pros and cons of both group and solo travel. Without funding, you aren’t going anywhere, so this module also discusses the various ways in which you can acquire funding, if your personal resources will not cover the expense.

The fifth module is all about writing. Along with discussing the importance of strong writing skills, students are informed of several drills and skills pertaining to travel writing. Also here students learn about several basic rules of writing travel literature, such as ‘show but don’t tell’, knowing one’s transitions, knowing the characters, and having something to set them apart from the rest.

Once you have finished your travels and written some interesting and insightful work, module 6 of the Travel Writing Business Course will guide you in how to share and sell your work. It also advises you on how to get to know the editors whom you’re going to be working with to publish the travel literature.

The final module of the course aims to leave you with some inspiration for your own work, in the form of samples of important travel literature, which are discussed and dissected, to understand just what makes them stand out. Also discussed here is how and why the experiences of travel writers are usually very different from the experiences of an average individual.

Who would benefit from the course?

Designed for those interested in the field of professional travel writing or even those who would just like to write better journals of their travels for themselves, friends, and family, the Travel Writing Business Course will give you everything you need to produce interesting and entertaining writing.

This said, anyone who is going travelling and wishes to improve their journal or blog entries, and also get more from their trip, will find a lot of useful and inspiring information here.

5. Novel Writing Online: Embark On A Creative Journey With Novel Writing

There is no doubt that writing a novel requires many skills that test resolve but the good news is that even the complete beginner can rise to the challenge and create a compelling novel if adhering to the basic rules, writing while absorbing the many skills required to bring the novel to life.

Writing a novel, irrespective of the genre, requires the writer to put a little bit of themselves into each and every page. This means, utilising many of the experiences that you yourself have endured, including both the good and the bad times to make up part of the fabric of your storyline, creating a tangible and gripping read.

This powerful and thought provoking course will teach you everything that you need to know about one of the most wonderful creative experiences possible, writing a novel. Embarking upon a project such as this, will test your imagination, your writing skills, and test your ability to create imaginary environments that epitomise real-life. You will be aiming to captivate the reader, while creating imaginary threads that weave in and out of any storyline.

It’s not a challenge for the fainthearted.

It takes time, patience and a great deal of editing to bring a novel to fruition, however, it is one of the most uniquely satisfying feelings, when you type the last word and know that you have achieved something quite amazing. It provides a written reminder of this moment in time, a poignant chance to review as you bought your creative senses to the fore, and the memories and the evidence of this time is something that will stay with you forever.

You may have dreams of writing a bestselling novel and although you are entering a tough market place, filled with competition from other writers all with varying levels of experience, sometimes it just takes a solid story-line, a unique approach and a whole lot of enthusiasm to the written word, and it can happen.

Writing a novel requires a complex set of skills. Having an unlimited imagination that is both expansive and thorough will stand you in good stead. Having an enquiring mind that will let you delve deep into a variety of plots and scenarios will also benefit you. Good research skills, an ability to visualise, especially when creating characters that are lively and realistic, plus a dogged determination to continue writing right through to the very last word is a must.

When the characters start to take life and make their own way through the storyline, all you need to do is to dig deep, envisage to the best of your ability, creating an insightful back story that provides a solid foundation for the overall plot.

You may be one of the many people who have had an idea gnawing away at you for a long time. Over the years, the idea may have grown substantially and changed shape and format. Your mind may have already searched extensively for variables that could increase interest and make the read much more exciting. If so, having the basis of the solid plot to hand at this point will put you one step ahead, simply because idea generation is an essential component especially if you are considering a complex but realistic plot centred on the intricate intricacies of real life.

Your idea must stand the test of thousands of words and it’s worth considering whether your idea will last to make a sustainable read or if the idea will fizzle out half-way through.

Throughout this course, we will be looking at all the variables of novel writing, including:

  • Idea generation.
  • Character profiles
  • Dialogue
  • Point of view
  • Descriptive writing
  • Writing love scenes
  • Building suspense and tension
  • Genres
  • Opening paragraphs
  • The cliff-hanger etc.

Who would benefit from the course?

Anyone, who is interested in improving their writing skills will benefit from this course. In essence, you will learn how to approach novel writing in the most productive way. As we reveal the nuts and bolts of the technical aspects, and this will make it easier for you to take your storyline and to turn it into a fully formed book and one you are proud of.

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Upon completion of your course assessment, you will receive 3 certificates. An accredited certificate from the awarding body relating to your course, a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course and a certificate of completion.

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Freelance Writer Business Bundle, 5 Courses includes the following courses, below is a summary of each course: 

Course 1 - Freelance Writer Business

Module 1 – Purpose

  • Part 1: Purpose
  • Part 2: Course Description and Overview
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2 - Starting Out

  • Part 1: Starting Out
  • Part 2: Grammar
  • Part 3: Different Writing Genres
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3 - Journalism

  • Journalism
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4 - Blog Writing

  • Part 1: Introduction to Blogging
  • Part 2: Elements of a Blog Post
  • Part 3: Writing the Content
  • Part 4: Blog Post Types
  • Part 5: Social Media In Reference To Blogging
  • Part 6: Blogging for Employers
  • Part 7: WordPress as a Blogging Tool
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5 - Fiction Writing and Nonfiction Writing

  • Part 1: Introduction to Novel Writing
  • Part 2: Novel Writing as a Business Model
  • Part 3: Genres of Fiction Novels
  • Part 4: Evoking an Emotional Response
  • Part 5: Introduction to Nonfiction Writing
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6 - Ghostwriting

  • Ghostwriting
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7 - Article Writing

  • Part 1: Introduction to Article Writing
  • Part 2: Magazine Article Types
  • Part 3: Profile
  • Part 4: Expose
  • Part 5: Commissioned Articles
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8 - Creative Writing and Freelance Writing

  • Part 1: Introduction to Creative Writing
  • Part 2: Introduction to Freelance Writing
  • Module 8 Assessment

Module 9 - Business Writing and Academic Writing

  • Part 1: Introduction to Business Writing
  • Part 2: Introduction to Academic Writing
  • Module 9 Assessment

Module 10 - Copywriting and Proofreading

  • Part 1: Introduction to Copywriting
  • Part 2: Introduction to Proofreading
  • Module 10 Assessment

Module 11 - Verse, Criticism and Sports Writing

  • Verse, Criticism and Sports Writing
  • Module 11 Assessment

Module 12 - Writing Tools

  • Writing Tools
  • Module 12 Assessment

Module 13 - Where to Find Writing Work

  • Part 1: Overview
  • Part 2: People Per Hour
  • Part 3: Freelance Writing Gigs
  • Part 4: General Information
  • Module 13 Assessment

Course 2 - Creative Writing

Module 1 - The Creative Process

  • Part 1: What is it? 
  • Part 2: Controlling Projects 
  • Part 3: Creating an Outline 
  • Part 4: Time to Write 
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2 - Writing Fiction

  • Part 1: Show, Don’t Tell
  • Part 2: Character Profile
  • Part 3: Characteristics
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3 - Point of View

  • Point of View
  • Module 3 Assessment
  • Module 4 - Character Motivation
  • Character Motivation
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5 - Write What You Know

  • Write What You Know
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6 - Characters, Names and Imaginations

  • Part 1: Understanding the Character Connection 
  • Part 2: Names 

Module 7 - Beginning, Middle and Ending

  • Part 1: Beginnings 
  • Part 2: Middles 
  • Part 3: Endings 
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8 - Dialogue and Descriptive Writing

  • Part 1: Dialogue 
  • Part 2: Descriptive Writing 
  • Module 8 Assessment

Module 9 - Beating Writer’s Block

  • Part 1: Beating Writer’s Block
  • Part 2: Opening Sentences 
  • Module 9 Assessment

Module 10 – Tips and Creative Tasks

  • Creative writing tips 
  • Module 10 Assessment

Module 11 – Writing Poetry

  • Part 1: What is Poetry? 
  • Part 2: Starting Out 
  • Part 3: Poetry Terms 
  • Part 4: Light, Shade and Imagination 

Module 12 – Poetry Prompts

  • Poetry Prompts
  • Module 12 Assessment

Module 13 - Writing the Life Story

  • Part 1: Writing the Life Story
  • Part 2: Flashbacks 
  • Module 13 Assessment

Module 14 - Going Public

  • Part 1: Going Public
  • Part 2: Agents and Self-publishing

Course 3 - Writing Books for Children

Module 1: Getting Started

  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: Genres
  • Part 3: Research
  • Part 4: Writing and Marketing
  • Part 5: Developing the Writer Within
  • Part 6: Six Myths to Side Step Neatly
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2: Secrets to Great Storytelling

  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: Tension
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3: Craft Compelling Characters

  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: Essential Requirements
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4: Outlines, Beginning and Middles

  • Opening and Middle Sections
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5: Closing a Chapter

  • Closing a Chapter
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6 Common Plot Problems

  • Common Plot Problems
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7: Creating Horror

  • Creating Horror
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8: Writing Middle Grade Books

  • Writing Middle Grade Books
  • Module 8 Assessment

Module 9: Writing Mystery Stories

  • Writing Mystery Stories
  • Module 9 Assessment

Module 10: The Seven-day Inspiration Plan

  • The Seven-Day Inspiration Plan
  • Module 10 Assessment

Module 11: Writing the Picture Book

  • Part 1: Writing the Picture Book
  • Part 2: Set Yourself Weekly or Monthly Goals
  • Module 11 Assessment

Module 12: Writing and Selling the Picture Book

  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: Lecturing the Reader
  • Part 3: Module Twelve Summary
  • Module 12 Assessment

Module 13: Building Your Author Platform

  • Building Your Author Platform

Module 14: Traditional Publishing vs Self-publishing

  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: Digital or Self-Publishing
  • Module 14 Assessment

Course 4 - Travel Writing Business

Module 1: Is Travel Writing for You?

  • Part 1: What Do We Mean by Travel Writing?
  • Part 2: Some Famous Travel Writers
  • Part 3: Do You Have What It Takes?
  • Part 4: Why this Course?
  • Part 5: Summary
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2: Where to Begin?

  • Part 1: Step One – Your Travel Personality
  • Part 2: Step Two – Know Yourself
  • Part 3: Step Three – Know Your Market
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3: The Nitty Gritty of Travel Writing

  • Part 1: How Do Travel Magazines Work?
  • Part 2: Some Pointers About Photography
  • Part 3: Summary
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4: Your Travels

  • Part 1: Becoming A Professional Traveller
  • Part 2: What Will You Need?
  • Part 3: Have Your Time Accounted For
  • Part 4: Solo Versus Group Travel
  • Part 5: Some Useful Travel Mantras
  • Part 6: Funding Your Travels – The Pros and Cons
  • Part 7: Summary
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5: Travel Writing Skills and Drills

  • Part 1: How to Stand Out
  • Part 2: Importance of Writing Skills
  • Part 3: Rule# 1: Show Don’t Tell
  • Part 4: Rule# 2: Know Your Transitions
  • Part 5: Rule# 3: Your Characters
  • Part 6: Rule# 4: What will set you apart?
  • Part 7: Summary
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6: Sharing and Selling your Work

  • Part 1: Why Is It Important to Sell Your Work?
  • Part 2: The Travel Writing Market
  • Part 3: International Travel Magazines
  • Part 4: Know Your Editors
  • Part 5: Summary
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7: Inspiration for Travel Writing

  • Part 1: Sample Pieces
  • Part 2: Colette Rossant: Apricots on the Nile
  • Part 3: Charlotte Hobson: Black Earth City
  • Part 4: Experiences of Travel Writers
  • Part 5: What a Travel Writer Should Be Doing
  • Part 6: Summary
  • Module 7 Assessment

Course 5 - Novel Writing Online

Module 1: Introduction

  • Introduction
  • Module 1 Task

Module 2: Ideas and Plot Development

  • Part 1: Ideas and Plot Development
  • Part 2: Ideas Book
  • Module 2 Tasks

Module 3: Genres

  • Genres
  • Module 3 Task

Module 4: Your First Chapter

  • Your First Chapter
  • Module 4 Tasks

Module 5: Descriptive Writing

  • Descriptive Writing
  • Module 5 Tasks

Module 6: The Narrative Voice

  • The Narrative Voice
  • Module 6 Tasks

Module 7: Viewpoint

  • Viewpoint: I – Writing in the Third Person
  • Module 7 Tasks

Module 8: Dialogue

  • Dialogue
  • Module 8 Tasks

Module 9: Characterisation

  • Characterisation
  • Module 9 Tasks

Module 10: Emotions

  • Part 1: Emotions
  • Part 2: Love
  • Module 10 Tasks

Module 11: Creating the Villain

  • Creating the Villain
  • Module 11 Tasks

Module 12: Outlines

  • Outlines

Module 13: Creating Obstacles

  • Creating Obstacles
  • Module 13 Tasks

Module 14: Generating the Hook

  • Generating the Hook
  • Module 14 Tasks

Module 15: Getting Published

  • Getting Published

Module 16 - Finding a Publisher

  • Finding a Publisher

Module 17 - Staying Motivated

  • Staying Motivated

Module 18 - Final Assessment

  • Module 18 Tasks
  • Final Assessment

Module 19 - Summary

  • Summary

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

About this Course

Get Freelance Writer Business, Creative Writing, Writing Books for Children, Travel Writing Business and Novel Writing Online in this Bundle

1. Freelance Writer Business: Build Your Own Business As A Freelance Writer

What is journalism? Can I really make a career out of writing? Is working from home for me? What do I need to get started? I have this great idea, but what should I do next? All of these questions and more are answered throughout the Freelance Writer Business Course.

This course teaches the many facets of blogging, novel writing, proofreading and copywriting along with many other writing methods; offering many tools and resources that seasoned writers wish they had when they first began writing as a career. Each section details the definitions used, the elements of each aspect of writing, examples, exercises and assignments that will jog the freelancer’s creative processes.

The motivation behind the Freelance Writer Business Course is to ensure that novice and seasoned writers know what it takes to build their own business as a writer – right from the comfort of their own homes. By taking a hands-on, home study course, aspiring business owners are able to study and learn at their own pace.

Who would benefit from this course?

Anyone with a flair for writing can take part in the Freelance Writer Business Course and it will also provide much needed tools and inspiration for veteran writers suffering from writer’s block, the information contained in this course will provide a wealth of knowledge that will prove beneficial to the end result: starting and progressing a business as a writer.

2. Creative Writing: Test Your Imagination and Stretch Your Writing Skills

Creative writing covers a wide variety of forms; simply, its purpose is to enable you to express, emotions, thoughts and feelings using the written word. If you would like to improve your writing skills, to try out new techniques in a variety of writing styles and to be able to create compelling works of fiction, then this course will enable you to do just that.

There are so many opportunities for writers in this digital age and the world of publishing has evolved greatly over the last few years. Publishing is now accessible to all who have a good grasp of the English language and because the world is now a predominantly much smaller place through the rise of the digital era, it is possible to become published in many English speaking countries.

This course however does not just concentrate on publishing but on the skills required that will elevate your writing abilities to the dizzy heights of professionalism. There is pleasure in the written word, creating imaginary plots and forming descriptive scenes filled with vibrancy and colour will satisfy the need to create. The knowledge of how to craft a captivating short story and to possess the ability to craft larger than life characters will stimulate those creative juices.

If you choose the road towards publication, understand that it can be a long but enjoyable route towards success, while you absorb the craft and incorporate it into your own writing studies. Think of this learning curve as an apprenticeship as you polish and hone the skills that will provide an outlet for your creative thoughts and that could provide you with the skills to become a published writer.

While the emphasis is on enjoyment, the projects within will test your imagination and stretch your writing skills, so that you learn steadily and consistently throughout.

Who would benefit from this course?

It will help you to understand the mind-set of professional writers, to enable you to test out your skills in new and interesting areas of creativity; and it will help you to escalate your own expertise with the written word taking your writing to the next level.

If you follow this course throughout and participate in all of the writing projects, you will find that your learning curve rises rapidly.

3. Writing Books for Children: Learn Writing A Series Of Best Selling Children'S Books

If you ever fancied becoming the next J.K Rowling and writing a series of Best Selling Children's Books or you just quite fancy learning about the processes and techniques involved in writing for children - then this course is for you!

This comprehensive course takes you from a complete beginner in writing and covers the many aspects of publishing, focusing on those all-important writing techniques, right through to how to get an agent and build your author’s platform.

The course provides you with all of the information required to be able to write books which are suitable for your chosen age range, and offers you helpful tips and in-depth information to help your journey towards publication be smooth and productive.

This course also provides you with the tools to:

  • Create three-dimensional characters
  • Learn the secrets to great storytelling
  • Write an in-depth outline
  • Cope with rejections
  • Set productive goals
  • Develop the writer within
  • Write opening paragraphs
  • Close a chapter successfully
  • Write picture books
  • Sell picture books
  • Write horror stories
  • Write adventure stories
  • Write middle grade stories and more
  • Who would benefit from the course?

Anyone with a passion for writing and would like to get into the children’s book market. There are thousands of stories accepted by publishers each week, so if you have the ideas, we will show you how to make them grow and become a published author.

4. Travel Writing Business: Learn The Different Aspects Travel Writing

The course starts you off with the basics and progresses you to the point at which you are capable of creating work of your own in this genre. You will be introduced to travel writing, guided you through the different aspects involved, and all the questions you have will be answered along the way.

Following an introduction to the course, and what to expect from it, the Travel Writing Business Course begins by explaining what travel writing really is (such as books, guides, brochures and more) and providing examples of some famous writers. This module then moves onto explain the necessary skills needed to succeed and how this course will help you to get there.

To increase your self-awareness and know your travel personality, which in turn will help your writing, the second module provides a short quiz. Here you will also be exposed to the different specialisms of travel writing, so you can understand which market you are planning to cater for, and the importance of knowing this.

Module 3 of the Travel Writing Business Course discusses how travel magazines function and operate and then moves on to the importance of researching the area you intend to travel to and write about, including any special features of your destination. It is likely that you will take photographs as a visual aid to your travel literature, so the basic knowhow of photography is covered here also.

To get the most from your trips, becoming an expert traveller is important to this career choice. Module 4 talks you through everything that you need in order to travel to different places: financial resources, bookings at motels and hotels, food, clothing, any special equipment and more. Also included here is the way in which you travel, such as how to create a detailed itinerary and the pros and cons of both group and solo travel. Without funding, you aren’t going anywhere, so this module also discusses the various ways in which you can acquire funding, if your personal resources will not cover the expense.

The fifth module is all about writing. Along with discussing the importance of strong writing skills, students are informed of several drills and skills pertaining to travel writing. Also here students learn about several basic rules of writing travel literature, such as ‘show but don’t tell’, knowing one’s transitions, knowing the characters, and having something to set them apart from the rest.

Once you have finished your travels and written some interesting and insightful work, module 6 of the Travel Writing Business Course will guide you in how to share and sell your work. It also advises you on how to get to know the editors whom you’re going to be working with to publish the travel literature.

The final module of the course aims to leave you with some inspiration for your own work, in the form of samples of important travel literature, which are discussed and dissected, to understand just what makes them stand out. Also discussed here is how and why the experiences of travel writers are usually very different from the experiences of an average individual.

Who would benefit from the course?

Designed for those interested in the field of professional travel writing or even those who would just like to write better journals of their travels for themselves, friends, and family, the Travel Writing Business Course will give you everything you need to produce interesting and entertaining writing.

This said, anyone who is going travelling and wishes to improve their journal or blog entries, and also get more from their trip, will find a lot of useful and inspiring information here.

5. Novel Writing Online: Embark On A Creative Journey With Novel Writing

There is no doubt that writing a novel requires many skills that test resolve but the good news is that even the complete beginner can rise to the challenge and create a compelling novel if adhering to the basic rules, writing while absorbing the many skills required to bring the novel to life.

Writing a novel, irrespective of the genre, requires the writer to put a little bit of themselves into each and every page. This means, utilising many of the experiences that you yourself have endured, including both the good and the bad times to make up part of the fabric of your storyline, creating a tangible and gripping read.

This powerful and thought provoking course will teach you everything that you need to know about one of the most wonderful creative experiences possible, writing a novel. Embarking upon a project such as this, will test your imagination, your writing skills, and test your ability to create imaginary environments that epitomise real-life. You will be aiming to captivate the reader, while creating imaginary threads that weave in and out of any storyline.

It’s not a challenge for the fainthearted.

It takes time, patience and a great deal of editing to bring a novel to fruition, however, it is one of the most uniquely satisfying feelings, when you type the last word and know that you have achieved something quite amazing. It provides a written reminder of this moment in time, a poignant chance to review as you bought your creative senses to the fore, and the memories and the evidence of this time is something that will stay with you forever.

You may have dreams of writing a bestselling novel and although you are entering a tough market place, filled with competition from other writers all with varying levels of experience, sometimes it just takes a solid story-line, a unique approach and a whole lot of enthusiasm to the written word, and it can happen.

Writing a novel requires a complex set of skills. Having an unlimited imagination that is both expansive and thorough will stand you in good stead. Having an enquiring mind that will let you delve deep into a variety of plots and scenarios will also benefit you. Good research skills, an ability to visualise, especially when creating characters that are lively and realistic, plus a dogged determination to continue writing right through to the very last word is a must.

When the characters start to take life and make their own way through the storyline, all you need to do is to dig deep, envisage to the best of your ability, creating an insightful back story that provides a solid foundation for the overall plot.

You may be one of the many people who have had an idea gnawing away at you for a long time. Over the years, the idea may have grown substantially and changed shape and format. Your mind may have already searched extensively for variables that could increase interest and make the read much more exciting. If so, having the basis of the solid plot to hand at this point will put you one step ahead, simply because idea generation is an essential component especially if you are considering a complex but realistic plot centred on the intricate intricacies of real life.

Your idea must stand the test of thousands of words and it’s worth considering whether your idea will last to make a sustainable read or if the idea will fizzle out half-way through.

Throughout this course, we will be looking at all the variables of novel writing, including:

  • Idea generation.
  • Character profiles
  • Dialogue
  • Point of view
  • Descriptive writing
  • Writing love scenes
  • Building suspense and tension
  • Genres
  • Opening paragraphs
  • The cliff-hanger etc.

Who would benefit from the course?

Anyone, who is interested in improving their writing skills will benefit from this course. In essence, you will learn how to approach novel writing in the most productive way. As we reveal the nuts and bolts of the technical aspects, and this will make it easier for you to take your storyline and to turn it into a fully formed book and one you are proud of.

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Freelance Writer Business Bundle, 5 Courses includes the following courses, below is a summary of each course: 

Course 1 - Freelance Writer Business

Module 1 – Purpose

  • Part 1: Purpose
  • Part 2: Course Description and Overview
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2 - Starting Out

  • Part 1: Starting Out
  • Part 2: Grammar
  • Part 3: Different Writing Genres
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3 - Journalism

  • Journalism
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4 - Blog Writing

  • Part 1: Introduction to Blogging
  • Part 2: Elements of a Blog Post
  • Part 3: Writing the Content
  • Part 4: Blog Post Types
  • Part 5: Social Media In Reference To Blogging
  • Part 6: Blogging for Employers
  • Part 7: WordPress as a Blogging Tool
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5 - Fiction Writing and Nonfiction Writing

  • Part 1: Introduction to Novel Writing
  • Part 2: Novel Writing as a Business Model
  • Part 3: Genres of Fiction Novels
  • Part 4: Evoking an Emotional Response
  • Part 5: Introduction to Nonfiction Writing
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6 - Ghostwriting

  • Ghostwriting
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7 - Article Writing

  • Part 1: Introduction to Article Writing
  • Part 2: Magazine Article Types
  • Part 3: Profile
  • Part 4: Expose
  • Part 5: Commissioned Articles
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8 - Creative Writing and Freelance Writing

  • Part 1: Introduction to Creative Writing
  • Part 2: Introduction to Freelance Writing
  • Module 8 Assessment

Module 9 - Business Writing and Academic Writing

  • Part 1: Introduction to Business Writing
  • Part 2: Introduction to Academic Writing
  • Module 9 Assessment

Module 10 - Copywriting and Proofreading

  • Part 1: Introduction to Copywriting
  • Part 2: Introduction to Proofreading
  • Module 10 Assessment

Module 11 - Verse, Criticism and Sports Writing

  • Verse, Criticism and Sports Writing
  • Module 11 Assessment

Module 12 - Writing Tools

  • Writing Tools
  • Module 12 Assessment

Module 13 - Where to Find Writing Work

  • Part 1: Overview
  • Part 2: People Per Hour
  • Part 3: Freelance Writing Gigs
  • Part 4: General Information
  • Module 13 Assessment

Course 2 - Creative Writing

Module 1 - The Creative Process

  • Part 1: What is it? 
  • Part 2: Controlling Projects 
  • Part 3: Creating an Outline 
  • Part 4: Time to Write 
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2 - Writing Fiction

  • Part 1: Show, Don’t Tell
  • Part 2: Character Profile
  • Part 3: Characteristics
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3 - Point of View

  • Point of View
  • Module 3 Assessment
  • Module 4 - Character Motivation
  • Character Motivation
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5 - Write What You Know

  • Write What You Know
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6 - Characters, Names and Imaginations

  • Part 1: Understanding the Character Connection 
  • Part 2: Names 

Module 7 - Beginning, Middle and Ending

  • Part 1: Beginnings 
  • Part 2: Middles 
  • Part 3: Endings 
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8 - Dialogue and Descriptive Writing

  • Part 1: Dialogue 
  • Part 2: Descriptive Writing 
  • Module 8 Assessment

Module 9 - Beating Writer’s Block

  • Part 1: Beating Writer’s Block
  • Part 2: Opening Sentences 
  • Module 9 Assessment

Module 10 – Tips and Creative Tasks

  • Creative writing tips 
  • Module 10 Assessment

Module 11 – Writing Poetry

  • Part 1: What is Poetry? 
  • Part 2: Starting Out 
  • Part 3: Poetry Terms 
  • Part 4: Light, Shade and Imagination 

Module 12 – Poetry Prompts

  • Poetry Prompts
  • Module 12 Assessment

Module 13 - Writing the Life Story

  • Part 1: Writing the Life Story
  • Part 2: Flashbacks 
  • Module 13 Assessment

Module 14 - Going Public

  • Part 1: Going Public
  • Part 2: Agents and Self-publishing

Course 3 - Writing Books for Children

Module 1: Getting Started

  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: Genres
  • Part 3: Research
  • Part 4: Writing and Marketing
  • Part 5: Developing the Writer Within
  • Part 6: Six Myths to Side Step Neatly
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2: Secrets to Great Storytelling

  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: Tension
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3: Craft Compelling Characters

  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: Essential Requirements
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4: Outlines, Beginning and Middles

  • Opening and Middle Sections
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5: Closing a Chapter

  • Closing a Chapter
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6 Common Plot Problems

  • Common Plot Problems
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7: Creating Horror

  • Creating Horror
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8: Writing Middle Grade Books

  • Writing Middle Grade Books
  • Module 8 Assessment

Module 9: Writing Mystery Stories

  • Writing Mystery Stories
  • Module 9 Assessment

Module 10: The Seven-day Inspiration Plan

  • The Seven-Day Inspiration Plan
  • Module 10 Assessment

Module 11: Writing the Picture Book

  • Part 1: Writing the Picture Book
  • Part 2: Set Yourself Weekly or Monthly Goals
  • Module 11 Assessment

Module 12: Writing and Selling the Picture Book

  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: Lecturing the Reader
  • Part 3: Module Twelve Summary
  • Module 12 Assessment

Module 13: Building Your Author Platform

  • Building Your Author Platform

Module 14: Traditional Publishing vs Self-publishing

  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: Digital or Self-Publishing
  • Module 14 Assessment

Course 4 - Travel Writing Business

Module 1: Is Travel Writing for You?

  • Part 1: What Do We Mean by Travel Writing?
  • Part 2: Some Famous Travel Writers
  • Part 3: Do You Have What It Takes?
  • Part 4: Why this Course?
  • Part 5: Summary
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2: Where to Begin?

  • Part 1: Step One – Your Travel Personality
  • Part 2: Step Two – Know Yourself
  • Part 3: Step Three – Know Your Market
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3: The Nitty Gritty of Travel Writing

  • Part 1: How Do Travel Magazines Work?
  • Part 2: Some Pointers About Photography
  • Part 3: Summary
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4: Your Travels

  • Part 1: Becoming A Professional Traveller
  • Part 2: What Will You Need?
  • Part 3: Have Your Time Accounted For
  • Part 4: Solo Versus Group Travel
  • Part 5: Some Useful Travel Mantras
  • Part 6: Funding Your Travels – The Pros and Cons
  • Part 7: Summary
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5: Travel Writing Skills and Drills

  • Part 1: How to Stand Out
  • Part 2: Importance of Writing Skills
  • Part 3: Rule# 1: Show Don’t Tell
  • Part 4: Rule# 2: Know Your Transitions
  • Part 5: Rule# 3: Your Characters
  • Part 6: Rule# 4: What will set you apart?
  • Part 7: Summary
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6: Sharing and Selling your Work

  • Part 1: Why Is It Important to Sell Your Work?
  • Part 2: The Travel Writing Market
  • Part 3: International Travel Magazines
  • Part 4: Know Your Editors
  • Part 5: Summary
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7: Inspiration for Travel Writing

  • Part 1: Sample Pieces
  • Part 2: Colette Rossant: Apricots on the Nile
  • Part 3: Charlotte Hobson: Black Earth City
  • Part 4: Experiences of Travel Writers
  • Part 5: What a Travel Writer Should Be Doing
  • Part 6: Summary
  • Module 7 Assessment

Course 5 - Novel Writing Online

Module 1: Introduction

  • Introduction
  • Module 1 Task

Module 2: Ideas and Plot Development

  • Part 1: Ideas and Plot Development
  • Part 2: Ideas Book
  • Module 2 Tasks

Module 3: Genres

  • Genres
  • Module 3 Task

Module 4: Your First Chapter

  • Your First Chapter
  • Module 4 Tasks

Module 5: Descriptive Writing

  • Descriptive Writing
  • Module 5 Tasks

Module 6: The Narrative Voice

  • The Narrative Voice
  • Module 6 Tasks

Module 7: Viewpoint

  • Viewpoint: I – Writing in the Third Person
  • Module 7 Tasks

Module 8: Dialogue

  • Dialogue
  • Module 8 Tasks

Module 9: Characterisation

  • Characterisation
  • Module 9 Tasks

Module 10: Emotions

  • Part 1: Emotions
  • Part 2: Love
  • Module 10 Tasks

Module 11: Creating the Villain

  • Creating the Villain
  • Module 11 Tasks

Module 12: Outlines

  • Outlines

Module 13: Creating Obstacles

  • Creating Obstacles
  • Module 13 Tasks

Module 14: Generating the Hook

  • Generating the Hook
  • Module 14 Tasks

Module 15: Getting Published

  • Getting Published

Module 16 - Finding a Publisher

  • Finding a Publisher

Module 17 - Staying Motivated

  • Staying Motivated

Module 18 - Final Assessment

  • Module 18 Tasks
  • Final Assessment

Module 19 - Summary

  • Summary

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

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Delivery Mode: Online
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