If you believe writers must suffer for their art, as so-called writing gurus insist, you’ve accepted a myth. In this highly interactive course, you’ll master the insider methods of writing for personal satisfaction or for publication. You’ll increase your creativity, beat writer’s block, manage time, and know how to pitch ideas to publishers, agents, and editors.
You’ll learn about the business side of writing, including contracts, releases, deductions, and invoices. You'll investigate the genres that will launch your career or increase your satisfaction with your own advanced writing. Through comprehensive and progressively challenging writing assignments and innovative ways to explore creativity, you’ll increase your self-confidence, overcome obstacles, and understand what it takes to be a writer.
Prerequisite: Writeriffic - Creativity Training for Writers
- Understand the writing life, including rejection.
- Learn how to conduct Internet research like a writer.
- Gain working knowledge of writing for magazines, novels, nonfiction books, and other markets.
- Be able to use time wisely, manage the time for writing, and learn how to market like a pro.
- You will learn the business side of writing as it pertains to writing, advances, royalties, letters of commitment and intent, invoices, and releases.
This course is part of the Advanced Creative Writing Certificate.
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Requirements: Internet access, e-mail, Firefox or Internet Explorer web browser, and completion of Writeriffic - Creative Training for Writers.
You will need to create a login for your online classroom. Go to www.ed2go.com/ksuconed. Find your course by browsing the catalog or using the search bar. Click the 'Add to Cart' button. Select your start date and then create a Username and Password. You must make an 80 or higher on the final exam (online) to successfully complete the course. You may only take the exam once.
If you have questions about this course, please contact the online coordinator at 470-578-6693 or email@example.com.