Index: Current Schedule - Comedy - Fiction - General - Literature - MFA - Nonfiction - Novel - Poetry - Screenwriting - Writing for Children
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N100 Writing for the Web Part 1
Course Length: 4 Weeks
Course Description: Writing for the Web is designed to help our members gain marketable skills in the hottest market on the planet: the Internet. For those who have or plan on having their own website, this course will help you build a professional looking site.
Topics: Hypertext, Web Site Structure, Organizing Web Site Content, Writing Good Web Text
N102 Writing for the Web Part 2
Topics: Editing Web Text, Corporate Web Writing, Personal Pages, Résumés, and Self Marketing, Advocacy and Marketing on the Web
N104 Writing Short Non-Fiction Part 1
Course Description: Writing Short Non-fiction is designed to help our members gain marketable skills writing essays, anecdotes, mini-profiles, opinion pieces, humor, reviews and brighteners.
Topics: Making the Most of Your Time, Short Takes - 200 to 400 Word Articles, One Pagers - 1,000 Words, Personality Pieces - 300 to 900 Words
N106 Writing Short Non-Fiction Part 2
Topics: Writing Short Humor, Inspirationals
N108 Writing Articles Part 1
N110 Writing Articles Part 2
N112 Writing for Magazines Part 1
N114 Writing for Magazines Part 2
N116 Writing for Magazines Part 3
N118 Writing for Magazines Part 4
N120 News Writing Part 1
Course Description: The focus is on writing crisp, clear, concise and informative news stories, however, writers will find the skills useful in all forms of writing. Many of our finest writers began as journalists. Ernest Hemingway's work, for example, demonstrates objective journalistic qualities.
Topics: Reporting, Writing, Ethics, Information, Leads, Case for the Period & Journalese
N120 News Writing Part 2
Topics: Tone: The Inner Music of Words, Pitfalls, Quotes and Story Assignment, Color.
N124 Writing for a Living
N126 Writing for a Living Workshop
N128 Writing from the Heart
N129 Writing from the Heart
N130 The Non-fiction Query Letter & Book Proposal
N132 So, You Want to be a Travel Writer
N133 So, You Want to be a Travel Writer
N134 Writing and Marketing Magazine Articles
Course Length: 6 Weeks
Course Description: This course, "Writing and Marketing Magazine Articles," will walk you through the process of producing feature articles from idea to finished product. Time will be spent writing a query letter, and a finished article. When this class is completed, you should have a salable article ready for publication.
Topics: Ideas and Targets,The Lead, The Query Letter, Interviewing Techniques, The Body and Ending, Rewriting and Editing
N136 Nature Writing Workshop
N137 Nature Writing Workshop
N138 Delving A Little Deeper Into Nature Writing
N139 Delving A Little Deeper Into Nature Writing
N140 Writing the Memoir
N141 Writing the Memoir