One of the few good things to come out of the pandemic is a shift in priorities. With more people working from home and less time spent commuting, there’s more flexibility to pursue our passions and like everything else in life, we’re doing this online. Coursera, an online learning platform, recorded 20 million new student registrations in 2021 alone.
For many of you, 2022 is about committing to writing and publishing your book and I receive many emails and direct messages asking how to get started. With this in mind, I’ve collated some of the best digital writing courses, across different types of genres, to help guide you in achieving your goal. Whether you’re looking to write a business book or a film script, a novel or creative non-fiction, check out the below.
Course: 90-day Memoir by Louisa Deasy
About: A comprehensive 22-module “3-C” framework with each module including a 20 to 30 minute masterclass and comprehensive workbook with story prompts, templates and checklists. Check out the free masterclass first.
More info: Writing A Memoir
Course: How To Write And Sell Your Non-Fiction Book Proposal
About: In the nonfiction world, you need to write a book proposal, not the entire book, in order to get an agent and a publishing deal. Once you sell your book proposal, you then write the actual book. This course includes a writing process broken down into clear, manageable chunks with workbooks and live coaching recordings with the aim of getting your proposal done in seven days.
More info: Writing A Book Proposal
Course: CBC Writing A Children’s Picture Book
About: In this online creative writing course, popular children’s book author and illustrator David O’Connell guides you through the unwritten rules of how to write children’s picture book texts, teaching you how to plan your story using the forms and format that publishers like; showing you how to develop your characters and their worlds; how to sharpen your style and use language in ways that children love – and how to develop your writing professionally, so as to attract publishers.
More info: Writing A Children’s Picture Book
Course: Kick-start Your Book With Karen
About: In this 8-step digital course, Karen takes you through her proven system for writing. It's the same system she used to write three (number one best-selling and award-winning!) books in three years all with a day job and looking after two young children. It includes modules on planning and outlining, writing techniques, plot, pace, character, and dialogue, and publishing options. It also includes free access to a writing community.
More info: Writing A Novel
Course: New York Film Academy 4-Week Online Screenwriting - Story & Structure
About: This Online Screenwriting Workshop provides students with the basic building blocks of story - structure, character, dialogue, and industry-standard formatting. They will use these tools to develop an original idea for a feature film into a detailed outline. The program focuses primarily on the basic tools writers need to develop their stories.
More info: Screenwriting
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