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31 courses in Writing Courses.

A Writer's Guide to Descriptive Settings (756)

Develop your eye for detail and improve your writing with vivid descriptions, memorable settings, and believable characters.

Tuition: $95.00

Advanced Fiction Writing (665)

Explore advanced fiction writing techniques with a published novelist.

Tuition: $95.00

Becoming a Grant Writing Consultant (204)

Increase your income while working from home by starting a grant writing consulting business.

Tuition: $95.00

Beginner's Guide to Getting Published (205)

Published writer shows you how to give yourself the credibility you need to get your books and articles published.

Tuition: $95.00

Breaking Into Sitcom Writing (667)

Learn from a veteran TV comedy writer how to write professional sitcom scripts and how to break into show business.

Tuition: $95.00

Business and Marketing Writing (211)

Write great marketing copy to improve your company's image and your chances of getting hired or promoted.

Tuition: $95.00

Effective Business Writing (251)

Improve your career prospects by learning how to develop powerful written documents that draw readers in and keep them motivated to continue to the end.

Tuition: $95.00

Fundamentals of Business Writing (96)

This groundbreaking approach to the writing basics challenges you to spend more time planning and revising documents and less time actually writing. Following this practical guidance, you'll master a proven four-step process you can apply to any writing task. With practice you will learn to analyze your purpose and your audience, organize the content of your document, then write quickly without editing, and finally revise. You also get specific tools you can use whenever you sit down to write-tools that take the procrastination out of the job. These include a Purpose and Audience Analysis Sheet, brainstorming techniques, and a handy Editor's Checklist for revisions. There's even advice on formatting your work to be more reader-friendly. You'll learn how to: * Replace old attitudes about writing * Change your writing approach from school-based to business-based * Examine your readership and reasons for writing * Apply a five-step organizing procedure * Write a lightning-fast draft * Revise your work as an outside editor would * Clarify your language

Tuition: $95.00

Fundamentals of Technical Writing (262)

Do you have a knack for explaining complex subjects in a way that makes them easy to understand? If so, you should consider entering the well-paying field of technical writing. This course will teach you the skills you need to succeed as a technical writer. You will learn how to translate complex information into easily understood language, and how to become a wizard at marrying the art of publishing with the science of technology. You'll learn the secrets of successful technical writers, including technical writing conventions, interviewing skills, desktop publishing and formatting techniques, key tips for developing graphics and templates, documentation management, and how to publish documents both on paper and electronically. You'll also learn how to get your first job as a technical writer, plus tricks of the trade that enable you to create high-quality documentation with less work.

Tuition: $95.00

Grammar Refresher (272)

Whatever your goals, a grasp of English grammar is important if you want to improve your speaking and writing skills. This course will help you gain confidence in your ability to produce clean, grammatically correct work. You'll explore the basics of English grammar—like sentence structure and punctuation—as well as more sophisticated concepts—like logic and clarity. A patient instructor, memorable lessons, vivid examples, and interactive exercises will give you ample opportunity to put what you learn into practice. Reacquaint yourself with old, forgotten rules, meet some new ones, and discover your own grammatical strengths.

Tuition: $95.00

How to Make Money From Your Writing (455)

You really can make money with your writing. Whether you want to create your own business, add to your income, supplement your retirement, or boost what you're earning as a writer, you'll find the how-to's here.

Tuition: $95.00

Introduction to Internet Writing Markets (309)

A professional writer helps you discover a wide variety of new markets for your written work.

Tuition: $95.00

Introduction to Journaling (311)

Discover how journaling can help you learn more about yourself, explore your dreams, values, and beliefs, improve your health, survive unwanted change, succeed in your career, and express your creativity.

Tuition: $95.00

Introduction to Screenwriting (1071)

Tuition: $95.00

Mystery Writing (645)

From Dan Brown to Dennis Lehane, mysteries are hot items on today's bestseller lists. Using vivid examples from bestselling mystery novels, this course will teach you the techniques you need to become a successful author. Topics include three-act structure, the difference between plot and story, theme, premise, characters and viewpoint, plus much more. Develop your original story idea and then brainstorm with the instructor and your fellow students in each lesson's discussion area.

Tuition: $95.00

Pleasures of Poetry (397)

This course will help you create your best possible work, whether you're looking to be published or simply wish to craft beautiful poems for friends.

Tuition: $95.00

Publish and Sell Your E-Books (1082)

Tuition: $95.00

Research Methods for Writers (415)

Learn the most efficient and effective methods to conduct research for any writing project.

Tuition: $95.00

Technical Writing (914)

The Technical Writing Online Training Program is designed for anyone who wishes to develop their technical writing abilities to a professional level. You'll learn research methods, audience considerations, style, drafting and revision techniques, how to work in a collaborative environment, and more. You'll study a variety of media and formats, including Web sites, e-mails, proposals, memos, and instructions.

Tuition: $1795.00

The Craft of Magazine Writing (437)

If you're a determined new writer, this class will provide you with the skills you need to get published.

Tuition: $95.00

The Keys to Effective Editing (438)

If you aspire to be an editor, this course will teach you the fundamentals of top-notch editing for both fiction and nonfiction.

Tuition: $95.00

Travel Writing (441)

Profit from your experiences in exotic lands (or your own backyard) by learning how to write and sell travel articles and books.

Tuition: $95.00

Write and Publish Your Nonfiction Book (935)

Become a professional author or advance your career by learning to write, edit, and publish nonfiction books of all types.

Tuition: $95.00

Write Like a Pro (453)

A Hollywood writer and author teaches you how professional writers use story outlines to structure any type of story.

Tuition: $95.00

Write Your Life Story (454)

Learn how to create and distribute an inspirational and professional autobiography for family, friends, and others.

Tuition: $95.00

Writeriffic (456)

Banish writer's block forever with these tricks from the published writer's toolbox.

Tuition: $95.00

Writing and Selling Self-Help Books (1025)

Learn how to position your self-help book for success, write a persuasive proposal for agents and publishers, and use storytelling techniques to make your message compelling.

Tuition: $95.00

Writing Effective Grant Proposals (457)

Learn to prepare grant proposals that get solid results for your favorite organization or charity.

Tuition: $95.00

Writing for Children (572)

Published children's author shows you how to touch the hearts of children by creating books for them.

Tuition: $95.00

Writing for ESL (654)

Would you like to learn how to write more effectively? Many ESL learners have excellent training and skills in their native languages but find their academic or career progress slowed by the challenges of writing in English. This course will take you through each step of the writing process, showing you how to generate, focus, and develop your ideas. A thorough grammar review will also help you refine and perfect your writing. By the end of this course, you will be able to produce writing that is clear, logical, cohesive, and free of grammatical and punctuation errors.

Tuition: $95.00

Writing Young Adult Fiction (1090)

Tuition: $95.00

Last Updated: 4/24/14