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Writing and Journalism Courses

Writing and Journalism Courses

Our distance learning courses in creative writing and journalism will allow you to get those creative juices flowing and practice all those basic techniques needed in order to be successful. As highly-regarded as these areas are, they're also notoriously competitive.

If you fancy yourself as the next J.K Rowling or E.L James, then you'll love our courses that'll teach you how to write a novel and help you generate ideas for creative writing. Our romantic fiction writing will be particularly appealing to you, where you'll gain an in-depth introduction to the romance genre. We also offer a writing for children course where you'll learn about writing for younger readers.

We have a varied selection of courses to help you gain the necessary skills as well as build on your existing skills to make sure your writing skills are polished to perfection. The skills and knowledge that you'll acquire from studying any of these courses will put you in great stead for any copy editing or copywriting jobs or even proof reader jobs.

Whether it's writing the next big bestseller, or even cult classic or creating some journalistic masterpieces, they are exciting and rewarding and can lead to a pathway of fun opportunities.

You can learn about:

  • The knowledge and skills necessary to get into print
  • Honing writing skills for publication, broadcasting and competitions
  • Various types of travel writing and how to sell your stories before you travel
7 LESSONS  
£209.99 £157.00
What is it that attracts your eye to the headlines in a newspaper or magazine? The caption is the draw card and the better the caption, the better the reaction from the reader. This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to start you on this fascinating career. full details
5 LESSONS  
£229.99 £172.00
The historical novel, a firm favourite with the reading public, is a genre which attracts many writers. Here is a practical and easy-to-follow course, written with expertise and authority, for any aspiring author who wants to work in this field. It covers the subject in considerable depth, examining construction, characterisation, research, the techniques of ... full details
5 LESSONS  
£229.99 £172.00
Travel Writers Needed! Do you dream of living the fascinating life of a travel writer? Start your journey right now! Travel writing is a specialised branch of freelance writing that can be frustrating and challenging if you don't know how, but remarkably rewarding if you do. Find out how to arrange trips to exotic destinations, arrange for help from local agencies, ... full details
5 LESSONS  
£229.99 £172.00
There is no question that the quickest and most convenient way to make money from writing is to produce saleable articles. It is the quickest because mass market magazines are constantly on the look out for new articles, and it is the most convenient because the subject material can be something you already know about. Generally an article is non-fiction work dealing ... full details
5 LESSONS  
£219.99 £165.00
Everyone has at least one story to tell - the story of their life. And it is a story well worth the telling. Quite apart from the immediate interest of family and friends, once written, it is there for all time, a permanent record that will fascinate future generations. For some people, writing an autobiography can actually make money. For others it will be journey of ... full details
5 LESSONS  
£229.99 £172.00
It was once said that a short story is "something that can be read in an hour and remembered for a lifetime." But writing short stories don't just emerge by luck. Rather, they require a comprehensive, logical writing method that takes you from start to finish. And that's exactly what the Writing Short Stories course is designed to help you with. With ... full details
8 LESSONS  
£259.99 £195.00
This course gives you the unique opportunity to develop a career as a children's writer. The course has been developed to provide you with the knowledge to develop ideas for books and short stories through to the actual art of children's writing. Each week, thousands of stories are accepted by publishers to satisfy the demands of their younger readers. These ... full details
5 LESSONS  
£219.99 £165.00
To compose poetry is one of the most exciting and personally rewarding forms of creative writing. It can bring immense pleasure to you and to those who read and listen to your work. Everyone with a love of words can write a poem and the School's course in Poetry Writing is designed to show you how it can be done and to take the mystique out of doing so. The course ... full details
8 LESSONS  
£259.99 £195.00
One can only be taught to write as one can be taught to paint, or to play a musical instrument. We can give potential writers the basic techniques. We can suggest, counsel, encourage and discourage. We can tell you what is wrong with your work, and what is right with it. Even experienced and successful writers can profit from it, the study it entails can only improve ... full details
5 LESSONS  
£199.99 £150.00
Agatha Christie once said "The best time for planning a book is while you're doing the dishes" Whether writing simply for the pleasure of seeing your thoughts take shape as words on paper or writing to achieve publication, this course is for you. The course is structured to help you achieve each goal in the novel writing process one step at a time. Our ... full details
15 LESSONS  
£259.99 £195.00
Our Comprehensive Writing Course will show you how to write by using the things you know best: your life experiences, your interests, your hobbies, your talents, and your skills. The course and instructional materials are the result of many years' painstaking research into every facet of writing. The course has been continually updated to make it the most ... full details
5 LESSONS  
£209.99 £157.00
Today's business professionals must be able to communicate effectively through the written word if they are going to succeed in today's business environment. The Business Writing course demonstrates the strategies needed to increase the clarity, impact, and professionalism of e-mail, memos, letters, proposals, reports and resumes. How to eliminate wordiness. How ... full details
8 LESSONS  
£279.99 £210.00
By no means can everyone who has the urge to write fiction can do so successfully and for publication. Fiction writing is a craft which must be learned, like any other. This course is not among those which declare, "Anyone has it in them to write a good short story". It is a complex craft and there are no short cuts to success. We will teach you how to avoid ... full details
11 LESSONS  
£239.99 £180.00
Writing is often seen as the glamour part of the publishing industry, just as actors and directors are the much hyped up part of the movie world. But behind all these people are those who ensure that the end product makes sense and is free of mistakes. The film editor is a key person in the making of movies and in print it is the proofreaders and editors who ensure the ... full details
5 LESSONS  
£229.99 £172.00
Crime can pay! At least it does when you can write a good detective, mystery or crime story. Have you witnessed in recent years the overwhelming number of television shows, motion pictures and novels dealing in crime and the number of hungry fans devouring these stories the moment they are produced? This fast growing industry is both intriguing and rewarding for the author.... full details
5 LESSONS  
£209.99 £157.00
You feel emotions intensely, vibrantly like white light poured through a prism. You write romance stories in your head and in your heart every day. You'd like to write them on paper and see them published. You should and you can - with this course in Romantic Fiction. So indulge your passions and enter the intriguing world of the romance writer - and enjoy the rich ... full details
5 LESSONS  
£209.99 £157.00
The nuts and bolts of writing scripts for TV, Film, Stage & Radio! Big screen, small screen - certainly there's money to be made, there's glamour and fame. But scriptwriting demands more than straightforward writing skills. If you have a dream, our course together with your tutor will give you the wherewithal to move that dream from your mind onto the ... full details

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