Writing Non-Fiction: The Essential Guide
What you'll learn
- Understand the essential elements of writing non-fiction articles
- Know how to find topics to write about
- Identify writing markets to which you can sell your work
- Plan, research and write articles that will suit those markets
- Confidently submit your work to an editor
- Whilst no formal qualifications or previous knowledge are required to complete this course, you must have enthusiasm for writing and be willing to share your knowledge and experience with others through the written word.
- You must be able to use word processing software in order to prepare your manuscript for submission to an editor.
Fancy earning a second income as a freelance writer? This course shows you how to create topical non-fiction articles and fillers that you can sell to magazine editors and other markets.
During the lessons you'll learn how to find ideas for your articles, and use your knowledge and experience to tap into a wide variety of magazine markets. The course guides you through the process of planning, researching and writing an article, and explains the importance of editing and proofreading. It teaches you exactly how to submit your work to an editor, and includes examples of how to lay out your typescript, create a cover sheet and write a query letter - in fact, everything you need to start your career as a freelance writer!
The course will teach you the essential elements of writing non-fiction and help you identify writing opportunities and markets in which you can sell your work.
Sign up for this course now to get your freelance career started. Go on to sell just ONE article, and the course will more than pay for itself!
And don't forget that the course is backed by Udemy's 30 day money-back guarantee. So, if you're not completely satisfied, you can ask for a full, no-questions-asked refund. You've got absolutely nothing to lose by enrolling on the course TODAY.
During the course we'll look at:
- finding ideas
- finding markets for your work
- pitching a topic to multiple markets
- commissioned articles, unsolicited manuscripts and query letters
- types of non-fiction
- planning and researching your article
- making a start and moving it on
- creating sidebars
- the importance of photography and images
- editing your work
- proofreading tips
- how to submit your work to an editor
- how to develop a writing routine.
The course includes 17 videos and numerous downloadable writing exercises and handouts, plus a list of some of the current non-fiction markets.
I hope to welcome you as a student. Please get in touch if you have any questions about the course.
Who this course is for:
- The course is aimed at new writers, or those who are looking to refresh their knowledge..
Jane is a crime novelist, and she has also written short stories and non-fiction articles that have been published in women's magazines in the UK (such as My Weekly, Hello Magazine, The Weekly News, The People's Friend, Yours and Woman's Weekly), as well as in literary magazines and newspapers.
She is also the author of the DI Isabel Blood crime series, and a British cosy crime series featuring amateur sleuth Violet Brewster - all books published by HQ HarperCollins.
Jane's debut novel, In Cold Blood (the first in the DI Isabel Blood series) won the Gransnet Novel Writing Competition in 2019.
Her journey as a writer began with a childhood love of reading and books. As an adult, she enrolled for an evening class in creative writing and began to produce short stories. Her first story was published in 1992.
In 2004 Jane completed an MA in Creative Writing, which she found both challenging and enjoyable because it gave her an opportunity to try different genres and experiment with writing styles.
Jane has been teaching creative writing on and off since 2007, and is always amazed at how much talent is out there and how many untold stories are waiting to be written. She loves helping others to develop their short story skills and find their writing voice.
Jane is based in Derby the UK. She now writes full-time, but her previous career was in marketing and communications, and for ten years she ran a publishing and communications company.