Courses

Tools To Be a Better Writer 

Building Great Sentences: Exploring the Writer's Craft

This course is available in paperback and audio form, which is really handy if you like to learn on the move.  A lively 24-hour lecture introduces you to the numerous ways to think, talk about and write sentences.  Bringing to life the sentence-oriented approach to studying writing.  The lecture is provided by Professor Landon who creates a greater context for making a sentences great, and by applying these methods to your own writing you will take your writing from good to great. 

Becoming a Great Essayist

Everyone has an essay in them, if they have a clever anecdote, an interesting memory, a new way to explain how something works, or even an opinion.  Contrary to a novel, a history book, or scientific publication, essays provide a new kind of versatility of expression with the various facets that make you you.  The compact and direct nature of an essay means that you can tap into your own sense of wit, sharing your individual point of view, persuading others to your perspective, and record part of your memories for the future in as many distinct ways as you want.  Essay writing is one of the most profoundly personal outlets for writing.

Analysis and Critique: How to Engage and Write About Anything

Turn your writing from good to great by tapping into the power of effective writing, and developing the fundamental critical and analytical skills needed to transfrom your writing.  These skills, regardless of your chosen subject, goal or occasion, will help you organize your thoughts into a coherent piece, making a persuasive argument which will be rooted in the facts.  Making use of the responsible research materials gathered.  Together with other methods that will immerse you in the elements of being a successful writer, using engaging literary and everyday examples, inspirational prompts and unforgettable insights.

Creative Writing Workshop: Exercises to Boost Creativity and Generate New Ideas

Learn how to get your brain juices flowing with these creative writing exercises and prompts to get you thinking and give you a creativity boost that inspires new ideas.  From developing your characters to changing your perspective, get new inspiration.

How Great Science Fiction Works

Once maligned as mere pulp, science fiction has motivated cutting-edge scientific research, by inspiring new technologies, and changing how we view everyday life - with its themes and questions infiltrating pop culture.  Take an unparalleled look at the influence, history and greatest works of science fiction with fascinating facts about the wide-ranging genre.



Writing Great Fiction: Storytelling Tips and Techniques

Great fiction isn't a gift reserved for the talented few - the craft can be learned.  Even if you don't dream of penning the next Count of Monte Cristo, you'll enjoy exploring jthe elements of fiction.  Delve into a wealth of exercises that will get you writing so that you can practice the many techniques you learn.  From evoking a scene to charting a plot, get a master class in storytelling.

How to Write Best-Selling Fiction

Get eye-opening and comprehensive survey of the entire writing process, as well as a full breakdown of how dozens of best-selling authors have implemented best practices in their own writing.  As an aspiring author, you will gain a wealth of tools that will not only improve your ability to write, but will also increase your enjoyment of the craft.

How to Publish Your Book 

With new submission conveniences offered by the internet, today's authors face unprecedented competition in the writing market.  So, how does an author get published?  This course lays out your best options for publication and leads you step-by-step toward achieving your goals.

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