The only way to be sure of selling your material is to write exactly what the editors and publishers are looking for. Therefore your course starts with a review of the editorial policies and requirements of the various market sectors open to you. For each you will see their needs from an editor's-eye view and see exactly where there are opportunities for the freelance writer.
Are you new to writing and wondering how to go about breaking into print? If so, this course can almost certainly help. It will help you find the field for which your own writing talents are best suited, and will show you how to produce the kind of material that editors and publishers in that field demand.
Your course starts with guidance on choosing the subject matter and treatment of a novel that will be saleable in today's market place. You are shown how to analyse publishers' requirements and how to structure your novel to meet these requirements. You will also be guided as to themes that should be avoided.
A unique, purposeful and enjoyable course to tell you how to best capitalise on what is probably your most prized possession your stock of personal memories. The course will guide you into what is likely to work well, and warns you of obvious dangers. It is full of tips gained from practical experience which you can apply to telling your memories, whether you do so for occasional pleasure or as the basis of a business.
Poetry can be the most creative and the most satisfying of all forms of writing. Most people who enjoy words have within them the ability to create poetry, if only they knew how. Our course teaches where and how to find inspiration, how to translate the inspiration into words, and how to craft your words into lines of poetry.
How should you structure paragraphs? What factors should influence your sentence length? What is the difference between a topic sentence and a what-next sentence and when should you use these sentences? These are typical questions your course addresses and will give you a flavour of the kind of work you will be tackling.
Successful scriptwriters come from all backgrounds. The main requirement for success is a passion and curiosity for people and their stories. The next step is to take that passion and transfer it to the page in the correct form. This is where our scriptwriting course comes into its own.