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Writing Non-Fiction

Writing Non-Fiction - 100 Hours Certificate Course

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Learn How Professional Non-Fiction Writers Become Professional Non-Fiction Writers!

Have you ever dreamed of becoming a Professional Non-Fiction Writer?

This course will help  learn how to write blogs, news articles, video scripts and much more.

You’ll also learn how to develop writing skills that will enable you to write more clearly and concisely to your targeted audience.

Topics Covered Include:
  • Nature of Non-Fiction Writing
  • Writing Forms and Media Options
  • News Writing
  • Travel Writing
  • Memoirs and Biography
  • Writing about Leisure Activities
  • Writing about Food and Diet
  • Writing about Wellbeing
  • Fact-Based Storytelling
  • The Business of Non-Fiction Writing.
  • See Lessons for more details.

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There are 10 lessons:

Lesson 1: Scope and Nature of Non-Fiction Writing

  • Non Fiction Styles
  • Types of Non Fiction Writing
  • Academic vs Commercial Non Fiction Writing
  • Text types in Non Fiction Writing
  • Text Structure
  • Pseudonyms

Lesson 2: Writing Forms and Media Options

  • Sample Author Platform
  • Using Fiction Techniques to Create Strong Non Fiction Texts
  • Making a Story Memorable
  • Hook the Audience
  • Emotional Language
  • Plain and Simple Language
  • Writing for the Readership
  • Ways to Publish/Share Non Fiction Writing
  • Non Fiction Scripts – TV, Radio, Social Media, Advertising, Education, Voice overs, News

Lesson 3: News Writing

  • Writing News
  • Headlines
  • Lede
  • Key Point Summary in Digital Formats
  • Reverse Pyramid
  • News Coverage and Focus
  • Conflict
  • Proximity
  • Prominence
  • Impact
  • Relevance
  • Oddity/Human Interest
  • Timeliness
  • Newswriting for Different outlets
  • Newspapers
  • News Websites
  • Broadcast News
  • Newsletters
  • Blogs

Lesson 4: Travel Writing

  • Commercial Travel Writing
  • Overused Descriptions in Travel Writing
  • Holidays
  • Special Events
  • Travel Bloggers
  • Adventure Tourism
  • Lifestyle Blogging
  • How to Travel
  • Destination Pieces
  • Adventure Travel
  • Side Trips/Weekend Trips
  • Literary Travel Writing
  • Career Paths for Travel Writers
  • How to be a Good Travel Writer
  • How to Construct a Travel Piece
  • Researching a Travel Piece
  • How to Pitch a Travel Piece

Lesson 5: Memoirs and Biography

  • Types of Memoirs – Confessional , Transformational, Portrait, Professional
  • Diaries
  • How to Write a Memoir or Biography
  • Autobiography
  • Research
  • Biography and Profiles
  • How to Pitch a Memoir, Autobiography or Biography

Lesson 6: Writing about Leisure Activities

  • Introduction
  • Niche or Widespread Writing
  • Leisure and Hobby Writing
  • Hobby Writing
  • Sports Writing
  • Craft Writing
  • Garden Writing
  • How to Pitch Leisure, Sports and Craft Writing

Lesson 7: Writing about Food and Diet

  • How to Write about Food
  • Constructing a Food Article
  • Sensory Writing
  • Recipes
  • Informative Writing
  • Types of Food Writing
  • Nutritional R & D
  • Allergies and Intolerances
  • Recipes, Diet & Exercise
  • How to Pitch Food Writing

Lesson 8: Writing about Wellbeing

  • How to Write about Health and Wellbeing
  • Grounding and Context
  • Plain English
  • Research
  • Balanced Viewpoints
  • Different Types of Health and Wellbeing Writing
  • Health, Medicine and Complimentary Medicine
  • Creative Therapies
  • Exercise

Lesson 9: Fact Based Storytelling

  • Storytelling at Work
  • Storytelling with Data
  • Sales and Marketing
  • True Crime
  • Historical Events
  • Seeking Stories

Lesson 10: The Business of Non-Fiction Writing

  • Successful Writers
  • Collaborative Writing
  • Delivering your Work
  • Management and Opportunities
  • Contracts and Publishers
  • How to Make Writing More Profitable
  • Syndication
  • Intellectual Property Management
  • Legal Systems
  • Protecting Your Work – copyright, Issues
  • Copyright Licencing
  • Risks when Writing Non Fiction – specific, libel, defamation, slander, false light
  • Fact Checking, Perspective & Time Shift
  • Copyright Infringement
  • Accuracy Errors
  • Digital Rights Management
  • Information Rights Management
  • Electronic Books and Magazines
  • Referencing
  • Thinking Outside the Box
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