Online Writing Courses
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Our online writing courses, designed by professional writing experts, will show you how to write for profit, for personal satisfaction or to add to your professional development (CPD).
If you are new to writing we suggest you start with Creative Writing first. This course will teach you how to write in a clear and concise language, plan what you write and introduce you to the genres of writing, such as writing fiction and non-fiction, magazines and newspaper writing and writing books.
From there, you can develop your own specialised writing skills further in:
- Biographical Writing
- Children’s Writing
- Creative Writing
- Dramatic Writing
- Efficient Writing
- Fiction Writing
- Poetry Writing
- Screen Writing
- Technical Writing
If writing is your career choice why not start with any of the above courses that interest you.
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.
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...
Fiction Writing - fulfill your dream! The following 4 modules have been combined to create this exciting Advanced Certificate course in Science Fiction ...
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...
This course will help you learn how to get a book published by teaching you the techniques in revising and polishing your manuscript before sending it to the publishers.
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.