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Getting Started: Learning to Write Creative Non Fiction

The aim of this course curriculum is to guide students to discover their own authentic voice as nonfiction writers.
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  • 17 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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The material for this course was created by Misty Keith. She has nearly 20 years of writing experience in several fields: article writing, newsletter writing, blog writing, and many more. She is the founder of Butterfly Ink Media, which is an organization that helps others in several niche categories(Copywriting, Ebooks, Proofreading, Web Content, & much more). Misty is also a Top Rated freelancer and manager of the Custom Writing Services Agency on Upwork, which dedicates their efforts to giving writing consultation and professional writing services to others. Misty is very passionate about her writing ventures and it is evident in every word of every sentence in this course.

Upon completion of this course, students will have learned the basic skills and gained the necessary tools to begin mastering the craft of creating compelling non-fiction works. If the goal is to gain long-term benefits, the curriculum guarantees non-fiction writers will find new avenues to pursue, just by discovering the more evasive secrets for developing non-fiction articles, short-stories, journalistic pieces, opinionated blurbs and even more. The entire aim of this course curriculum is to advise and guide students to discover their own authentic voice as beginning non-fiction writers. Students should keep in mind; this is just the start to building a great career as a professional non-fiction writer.


  • A Basic Understanding Of The English Language
  • Active Participation
  • A Passion For Learning The Craft Of Creative Non-Fiction
  • Discover how to create engaging non-fiction pieces
  • Discover your own authentic writing voice
  • Learn what wordage works and what doesn't
  • Create meatier work without bogus material
  • Learn better grammar and editing tactics
  • Write non-fiction as colorful as fiction pieces
  • Improve upon your non-fiction blog
  • Take your non-fiction to the web

This course is geared toward any individual who wants to enhance their writing ability within the non-fiction genre. For those who are already active writers—this course provides new and inspiring ways to curate non-fiction works. The target audience can be for those who are currently web writers, editors, bloggers, and even perfect for those who design and create popular EBooks. As long as you have a desire to expand on your current skills, you can and will excel in this course.

Who is the target audience?
  • For professional individuals who want to pursue the ambition of becoming a professional freelance writer, and whether this be a copywriter or a business writer, or perhaps even a journalist—this course is bound to give any student the guidance and education they need to develop their skill into a career.
  • Professionals who already hold a prolific writing position, or those who have no interest in writing in general should not consider this course.
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What Will I Learn?
Refine your non-fiction writing skills
Discover why some words work and others don’t
Develop improved proof-reading and editing skills
Comprehend the difference between opinionated pieces and journalistic styles
Develop improved grammatical skills in general
Learn why subject matter counts when it comes to great sales pieces
Gain better, overall structure for your writing
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  • Desire to want to be successful within professional non-fiction writing.
Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 17 Lectures Collapse All 17 Lectures 01:33:29
Your Introduction to Creative Non-Fiction
4 Lectures 03:30
Discover the Importance of Proofreading
3 Lectures 02:58
Let's Follow KISS: Keeping it Strong and Simple
2 Lectures 03:43
Unlocking The Drama of Creative Nonfiction
4 Lectures 04:44
Creating Drama Sentence By Sentence

Show, Don't Tell

Putting Show Versus Tell Into Practice

Sentence Practice
3 pages
Editing Rules That Will Make Your Writing Much More Powerful
4 Lectures 05:34
7 Editing Tips to Promote Promote Powerful Nonfiction Writing

Bring Your Words to Life With These Steps

Keeping it Consistent

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