Non-fiction Writing Course
The Non-fiction Writing Course is offered online. It consists of seven lessons, and each lesson consists of between 4 and 13 topics (altogether there are 49 topics). The course content complements readings from the prescribed book, The Natural Creative Process in Writing: a Core Writing and Editing Handbook for Everyone, the PDF version of which is available for purchase from the WriteArt Shop web page.
You have 10 months in which to complete this course. If for valid reasons, you cannot finish it within this period, this period will be extended.
At the end of each topic, there is a self-assessment quiz that you will need to complete. These do not count towards attaining your certificate, but they do enable you and your course instructor to identify any areas in which you may need assistance. Your course instructor is available throughout the course to assist where necessary, and this is done on an online (VOIP) call.
After satisfactorily completing all of the lessons, topics and quizzes, and based on your performance in a practical and a final, summative assessment, your certificate will be issued.
The course is aimed at equipping participants with the skills necessary to start working as a professional non-fiction writer. It does this by providing an understanding of the professional approach and practices that will enable course participants to sustain a career in this field. It also provides the methodology and framework for ongoing professional self-development.
The following are some of the areas that are covered on this course:
▪ Understanding the stages of the writing process
▪ Self-management in the writing process
▪ Idea generation
▪ Text structuring
▪ Writing your text
▪ Revising your text
▪ Editing your text.
The fee for this course, which includes the prescribed book (€8.35) in PDF format is €185. To enroll for this course, please follow this link.
The Natural Creative Process in Writing: a Core Writing and Editing Handbook for Everyone, by Russell de la Porte (ISBN: 978-0-620-71074-9)