Online Writing Courses
Our online writing courses have been developed by writers with expertise in the different areas of creative writing, to help you gain key writing skills to help you become an author.
To become a successful writer, you will need to incorporate several important facets to your writing. You will need to be creative and dramatic, so that you fully engage your readers and keep them turning the pages of your book, in anticipation and excitement. You will need these writing attributes, for both fiction and fact.
We can help you realise your dream of being a writer, with interconnecting courses, you can use to develop your imagination into creating literature which others will want to read.
So where do you start on your authoring journey? An excellent starting point is to complete our Creative Writing Course. It will give you an excellent introduction and basic creative writing skills. You will learn how to write in clear and concise language, plan what you write and introduce you to the genres of writing, such as writing fiction and non-fiction, magazine and newspaper writing and writing books. From there, you can develop your specialised writing skills in:
- Biographical Writing
- Children’s Writing
- Dramatic Writing
- Efficient Writing
- Fiction Writing
- Poetry Writing
- Screen Writing
- Technical Writing
Whether you're a budding professional author or just an enthusiastic amateur, you can best understand the different forms of writing with ADL.
Learn online via distance learning: With mentor/tutor support throughout, our amateur and online writing studied by distance learning, are applicable anywhere in the World.
Get a writing course qualification: ADL offers a variety of programs with the opportunity to gain an endorsed Certificate from TQUK, a UK Government approved awarding organisation, listed as "recognised" on the Ofqual Register.
Increase your chances of getting noticed: Employers like to see initiative and self-motivation in a potential employee, so completing an online course in your own time can only help you to stand out from other applicants who haven’t done so. So, whether you wish to begin your journey as a professional writer, or increase your range of writing expertise, we have a course for you.
Continue your professional development (CPD): Learn how to enhance and improve your writing skills by learning something new to add to them. For example, you may already have creative writing skills, but what about your dramatic or fiction writing skills? Our courses will help you develop your writing prowess.
Learn about writing: Indulge your desire to write for personal enrichment purposes and write just for fun. Release the inner poet in yourself, write stories for your children, or even your own or an ancestor’s biography.
Can't find a qualification to suit your needs? Why not speak with one of our Academic Course Advisers for FREE advice on +44 (0)1227 789 649? or email: firstname.lastname@example.org Our online home study courses may be studied for vocational purposes, self-enrichment (hobby) or for serious study leading to higher qualifications. You'll receive unlimited tutor and admin support and be able to start at any time.
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A biography is neither a diary nor a journal. It's more than a collection of ‘she did this’ and ‘he did that’. Although biographies are writing about life, it's more useful to think of them as a collection of writings about life events.
Learn to write stories that children will love! Children's writing is a specialised craft. It is a rewarding, inspirational, and often demanding, branch of writing. Very few people can easily recall their own childhood, and write in a manner that children can relate to.
If you love writing and want to improve your skills, network with other writers, and get personal guidance, then, this course is for you. Tutors are exceptionally well qualified, with university degrees and more than five years experience in writing and publishing.
Develop and expand your Creativity, and Become a Successful Writer. To be successful as a creative writer, you need to develop not only writing skills; but also a technique and an ability to distill your ideas, focus on a project and follow that project trough to it's conclusion.
Creative Writing Basics short online course. Develop your creative juices into writing fiction or non-fiction. Have you ever had a secret desire to become a writer? Creative writing has normally been associated with novels and short stories.
This course will build you a groundwork of writing skills, before inspiring you with the real-world mechanics of criminal psychology, giving your crime and detective stories a sense of authenticity.
DrWrite drama like a professional! There are many different types of writing – short stories, poems, novels, screen plays etc. Dramatic writing can fall into all of these. A short story usually takes place over a shorter period of time.
Learn to write effectively. This course is particularly useful for people who wish to brush up on their writing skills, or to obtain basic skills which they should have, but did not develop properly while at school.
Poetry course online. There's a poet inside each of us! Learn to develop...
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This online course in Script Writing, otherwise known as Screenwriting is an excellent starting point for anyone who wishes to realise their dream of writing films,...
Learn to write successfully in your specialist area. Develop skills to write technical information for a variety of different purposes. Students taking this course should have ...
Writing Fiction Certificate course online. Learn to write and analyse fiction. This exciting and rewarding course could set you on the path to fullfilling your dream of writing your first fiction article...
The Academy for Distance Learning are a leading provider for online course with professional qualifications in the UK, and renowned for the care and committed support we deliver for your learning. Our specialist tutors are both successful business and industry people and qualified to deliver the materials provided, whether online, distance learning or paper based. We specialise in online course learning, making us experts at delivery and true pioneers in the field. We’re committed to your success, and we’ll help you choose the right course.