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Course Description

You really can make money with your writing. Whether you want to create your own business, add to your income, supplement your retirement, or boost what you're earning as a writer, you'll find the how-to's here. You'll learn secrets, methods, and tips to help you generate income with your writing. This class includes all the practical information that so rarely gets taught in writing classes. Making money is the focus of the lessons. You'll explore a dozen genres that can help you establish a sometime, part-time, or full-time career as a writer. Along the way, you'll learn methods to work faster, suffer less rejection, and bring home more bacon. Fulfilling (and lucrative) writing work is waiting for you!

Course Outline

What you will learn

  1. Find out what it takes to be a paid writer
  2. Understand what a writer's life is really like, and learn how to deal with rejection
  3. Learn tips for self-editing and productive researching
  4. Find out how to submit queries and land feature writing assignments for magazines and e-zines
  5. Develop a working knowledge of writing novels and nonfiction books, what the publishers are looking for, and how to submit writing
  6. Understand what it means to be a ghostwriter, how to find clients, and how to develop and maintain a strong working relationship with your clients
  7. Gain knowledge of the business side of writing as it pertains to advances, royalties, letters of commitment and intent, invoices, and releases

How you will benefit

  • Become more efficient in your writing time management and learn how to market your products like a pro
  • Understand the ins and outs of writing for money and become more confident in your ability to succeed
  • Develop a new career path as you successfully learn to make money from your writing
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Section Title
How to Make Money From Your Writing
Type
Online: Self Paced
Dates
Sep 06, 2022 to Dec 06, 2022
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $115.00
Section Notes

Self-paced - You have three-month access to the course. After enrolling, you can learn and complete the course at your own pace, within the allotted access period.

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

Login information will be sent prior to the start of class via email.

 

Section Title
How to Make Money From Your Writing
Type
Online: Self Paced
Dates
Sep 14, 2022 to Nov 04, 2022
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $115.00
Section Notes

This is an instructor-led 6-week online course. Final Exam is due on November 4th.

Instructor: Eva Shaw

Eva Shaw, Ph.D. is a full-time working writer. She has authored thousands of articles, essays, and short stories and more than 70 books including "Writing the Nonfiction Book" and "Insider's Guide to San Diego." Her work has been featured in USA Today, San Diego Union Tribune, Publisher's Weekly, and others. She has won several awards, including the Book of the Year Award from the American Journal of Nursing, the Benjamin Franklin Award, and the Woman of Merit Award.

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