So you're writing... and that makes you a writer!
And just like every athlete needs great warm-up exercises; so every writer needs great writing exercises.
This course is designed to get you started as a writer. To practice writing your words onto paper or onto your computer so that you can build confidence to write and publish your work.
What Makes "Good" Writing?
In this online writing course you’ll learn how to write the four clear principles of good non-fiction writing. The four "C's" I call them. And all the exercises are carefully designed to fit within that structure. Every time you do one, you are building technique in one of those four principles.
It's just like flexing a muscle at the gym - getting fitter helps you play your chosen sport better.
Practice Makes Perfect?
When people tell you that you need to practice whatever level of writer you are. But it can be hard to know what that means. This course gives you twelve exercises to choose from to get the practice you need, to find your own style when you're first starting to write, and to get into the groove quickly the more you master your craft. It helps you build the confidence to put your writing into the world and to press "publish", whatever that means for you. Go through the exercises one by one, day by day, or just pick any single one as you feel like it to just get started or to get unstuck.
Who's This For?
This online writing course is designed for authors and bloggers at any level, from this course you will learn how to write from good to great in just three minutes a day!
If you're taking any of my other courses, then these are perfect exercises to get you into the writing groove in the first week of that course while you're planning out your book.
This online writing course to help you become a better non-fiction writer is also a perfect fit for anyone creating video, audio or any kind of written information product - the same principles apply and these exercises will help you learn how to write engaging content whatever format you are using.
Cathy Presland, a former economist, has over two decades of experience across government, international organisations, corporate, business, and non-profits. Best-selling author, and highly-regarded trainer, Cathy is widely published, has over 20,000 students in her online training courses, teaches for The Guardian Masterclasses series, and is an engaging and popular speaker.
In her former career as an economist Cathy advised governments and organisations around the world. She set up a micro-credit fund for women, negotiated European regulations, managed multi-billion pound economic programmes, and designed and led global anti-poverty initiatives.
Cathy's ambition is simply to inspire you to be your best self and to do more of the work that makes a difference in the world.
Professionally, Cathy works as an executive coach to leaders, social entrepreneurs and those wishing to make a bigger difference with theirwork. "I help people get back in touch with who they are through the power of understanding how the mind works. When we free our mind, we are free to create anything we want. It's the most powerful thing in the world," she says. Although her clients come from across all sectors, their common connection is that they are interested in creating something bigger than themselves -- whether that's tackling glocal challenges or creating jobs for women in India.
Cathy's Udemy courses are mainly focused on supporting writers and people who want to share their expertise, experience and passions. "It's exciting to help someone shape their ideas into something tangible. Writing, especially, stretches us as a person, we grow and change in ways we didn't imagine. You change, and you can change the world. It's really simple."
In her spare time she loves to be outdoors and one of her recent trips was to the Annapurna base camp in beautiful Nepal.