Writing So Hot It Burns

Take Your Writing from Lukewarm to Sizzling by Learning How the Pros Do It
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  • Lectures 26
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 3/2015 English

Course Description

In Writing So Hot It Burns you will learn to ignite the artistry of your writing by using the tricks of the writing trade for choosing the perfect words and sentence cadences to make your writing come alive on the page. Break out of the pack of ho-hum writers by mastering "wordsmithing."

  • The right word, instead of the good-enough or almost-right word, makes all the difference in producing high-impact writing, whether you are writing fiction, non-fiction, or poetry.
  • The perfect sentence cadence and rhythm adds atmospherics to your writing that can be worthy of a movie set-decorator Oscar.

This course is chock full of creative writing exercises, so get your laptop, tablet or pen and pad of paper ready.

  • You will practice, practice, practice, after learning from examples from great writers.
  • You will learn to read like a writer, so you can benefit from the mastery of other writers and put that artistry to work in your own writing.
  • Breakout slides provide definitions and deeper insights into specific writing techniques.
  • Bonus creative writing exercises will help you master the lessons long after the course is done.

The best writers are such masters of wordsmithing that they disappear, leaving readers deeply immersed in the world they have created on the page. No writer can excel at their craft unless they are masters of their tools: words and sentences.

Are your ready to take your writing from sizzling to red hot? Then let's get started!

NOTE: Please use Chrome as your browser for this course. You may experience difficulties with other browsers.

What are the requirements?

  • Have a passion for writing and be committed to improving your skills and style.
  • Don't skip the "Breakout" documents, which do not have audio but contain important information for upcoming writing exercises.
  • Pause the presentation after the audio ends for a writing exercise, take your time doing the exercise, then restart the presentation to see solutions to the exercise.
  • Pause the presentation to read slides, as many contain information that adds to the audio lesson.
  • Please use Chrome as your browser for this course. You may experience difficulties if using other browsers.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Take your writing to a new level of skill, style, descriptiveness, accuracy, and passion.
  • Increase your mastery of wordsmithing and write more like the professionals.
  • Make your writing come alive on the page using word choice and sentence rhythm.
  • Develop a sensitivity for how word choice and sentence cadence add "atmospherics" to your writing.
  • Cultivate the habit of reading as a writer so you learn from great writers.
  • Have fun and flex your creative muscles as a writer.
  • NOTE: Please use Chrome as your browser. You may experience difficulties if using other browsers.

Who is the target audience?

  • Beginning and intermediate writers who want to improve their writing style, taking their writing from hot to sizzling.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Becoming a Wordsmith

Welcome and Introduction

Kicking Butt as a Writer
Crazy Good Writing
Breakout: Metaphor & Simile
1 page
Stalking Words
Section 2: Stalking Words: Flex Your Creative Muscle Exercises
Breakout: A Word About Synonyms
1 page
Hot Word Choices
Writing Challenge 1: Different Words, Different Tone
Writing Challenge 2: So Many Ways to Say the Same Thing
Writing Challenge 3: Professional Writers and Word Choices
Breakout: Onamatopeoia
1 page
Writing Challenge 4: Professional Writers and Word Choices
Writing Challenge 5: You Be the Ghostwriter
Writing Challenges 6 & 7: Put on Your Wordsmithing Hat!
Section 3: Learning from Great Writers
Breakout: Prosody
1 page
Great Writers Analysis 1: Word Choice and Sentence Pacing
Don't Overwrite
Writing Challenge 8: You Be the Ghostwriter
Great Writers Analysis 2: What's Not Said Speaks Volumes
Great Writers Analysis 3: Sentence Cadence and Rhythm
Great Writers Analysis 4: Stream of Consciousness
Wrapping Up
Section 4: Flex Your Creative Muscles: Bonus Exercises
Stalking Words Bonus Exercises
1 page
Metaphor and Simile Bonus Exercises
1 page
Sentence Cadence Bonus Exercises
1 page

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Instructor Biography

Joan Parisi Wilcox, Author, Editor, Transformational Coach

Author, transformational coach, practitioner and teacher of Andean mysticism

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