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The Ultimate Writing Course

With the ultimate writing course you will be taught how to produce the best prose that you have ever written in your life.

This ultimate combination course will take you through the various steps that you need to follow in order to produce something wonderful, whether it be for children's stories, fantasy, romance, crime or autobiography writing.

This is not just one course but a combination of a number of important points that any potentially successful writer will need to know in order to go even further in their future career.

This course is broken down into easy to follow modules that you are able to do at home and at your own pace.

What You Will Learn

Throughout this course you will learn more about the writing lifestyle than you ever thought possible. In completing our course you are going to learn the following aspects of writing that will help you to build a successful career or work in various fields related to the subject.

Fantasy Writing Course

Our fantasy writing course will teach you how to construct your own story from the outset, building up to being able to write your own book. The different modules have been created in order to guide you through in an easy to follow manner. You will learn the following:

  • An explanation of what is meant by fantasy writing.
  • What is required for fantasy writing.
  • How to identify strengths and weaknesses of other writers.
  • Understanding how to move between 1st and 3rd person writing.
  • How to create the audience and age group for your writing.
  • The importance of your first page.
  • How to build characters.
  • How to create your plot.
  • The key to a wonderful backstory.
  • Keeping the dialogue going.
  • Whether or not to use illustrations.
  • How to handle publishers.

This course covers each aspect of writing from start to finish with the main focus on helping you take an idea and eventually turning it into a full blown story. You will learn the importance of both grammar and punctuation as well as how to cope with rejections that may come your way should you send your story to a publisher. In short, by studying this course you will be better placed to produce that bestseller that is stuck inside of you right now.

Children’s Story Writing Course

Our children’s story writing course is designed to teach you how to create a wonderful story that will be entertaining and perfect for the children’s market. Writing a book of this nature takes a special approach and the various modules will guide you through the entire process from start to finish. In this course you will learn the following:

  • How to begin thinking about writing a book for children.
  • The key tools and skills that you need in order to write a book.
  • Examples of where other people have succeeded.
  • Choosing the age group and market.
  • Building the characters.
  • Writing the all-important first page.
  • Building the plot and dialogue.
  • Whether or not you should include illustrations.
  • How to overcome any confidence issues with your writing.
  • Exercises that will help you to become a better writer.
  • Dealing with publishers and issues related to them.

Thanks to this course you will have a far better understanding of how to write a children’s book. The hardest part is being able to put those first words down and to create a flow which is one thing that this course will help with since it will allow you to overcome that mental block that may have inhibited you in the first place.

Romance Writing Course

Our romance writing course will teach you all you need to know to produce a romance story. Each module will take you through the steps needed to have a successful career as a romance novelist. In this course you will learn the following:

  • What you need to know to become a romance writer
  • How other romance writers have become successful
  • Who the typical romance readers are
  • How to approach your first chapter
  • How to create romantic heroes
  • How to develop a strong romantic storyline
  • Plot ideas to help you with your story
  • Some essential dialogue writing tips
  • How to overcome any confidence issues with your writing.
  • Practical writing exercises to help develop your characters
  • How to submit your work to a publisher

This course explains everything from the basics of romance writing to how to identify your target audience and how to build your story and your characters. It will inspire you to go ahead and write that romance story you’ve always wanted to.

Crime Writing Course

This course on Crime Writing is ideal for those with an existing interest in the crime fiction genre, as either a reader or amateur writer, looking to master the detailed and specific skills that they need to begin a rewarding and successful writing career in this thrilling field. This course covers these key areas in detail, plus much more:

  • The qualities and characteristics of a great crime fiction writer
  • An overview of some of the key sub-genres within crime fiction
  • Deciding on your own particular writing style and identifying your all-important target readership groups
  • Tried and tested techniques to plan and build a gripping plot for your crime story
  • Great ways to structure and pace your story
  • How to choose the setting of your crime novel
  • The importance of writing a thrilling and compelling start to your book and how to do it
  • The different roles that dialogue can play in your novel and how to write exceptional dialogue, both creatively and grammatically
  • Plus much more

Autobiography Writing Course

Our Autobiography Writing course has all the information that any aspiring biography writer needs to become successful in this writing genre. In this course you will learn the following:

  • What a biography is
  • The practical aspects of becoming a writer
  • The lives and works of famous biographers
  • How to identify your target market
  • Working with your chosen subject and an extensive list of interview questions
  • The ethics of writing a biography, what to include and what to omit
  • How to create a research plan, organise your research, and tell your subject’s story
  • The technical aspects of writing and structure and keeping it interesting and dynamic
  • Developing self-confidence and belief in your abilities
  • Finding your own writing style
  • Writing your autobiography

The Benefits of This Ultimate Writing Course

There are a number of obvious benefits to this course. However, the key benefits include:

  • The ability to work at home and at your own pace.
  • Easy to follow modules that build your confidence.
  • A real qualification from an established institution.
  • It will allow you to become a more creative writer.
  • You will notice an improvement in your confidence.

By completing the course you will feel as if you are able to create a story that may very well go on to become a bestseller.

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Autobiography/Biography Writing Diploma Course

The Autobiography/Biography Writing Diploma has all the information that any aspiring auto/biography writer needs to become successful in this writing genre in the UK. This course contains all the knowledge needed to write a commercially viable biography, and become an authority on your subject. From choosing the right person, to interviewing techniques, to ensuring your writing brings your subject to life, this course covers it all. You will receive a comprehensive introduction to writing gripping biographies and a thorough understanding of how to achieve success in the biography industry.

Introduction to the Autobiography/Biography Writing Diploma

This online course provides students with the opportunity to cover the diploma’s curriculum in their own time and at their own pace. Most students are able to complete the course in a reasonable amount of time while continuing to work full time.

As this course is online, this diploma is accessible from any device with an internet connection, and you will have access to online support during your study. Before completing the course, you must pass a comprehensive test, covering the curriculum in detail, which will lead to the award of your certificate. You can download and print the certificate yourself at home, or we can post it to you for a small additional cost.

What You Will Learn

This Autobiography/Biography Writing Diploma has been designed to give students a comprehensive overview of how to become a biographical writer and will set you on the route to success. This course will cover:

  • What a biography is
  • The practical aspects of becoming a writer
  • The lives and works of famous biographers
  • How to identify your target market
  • Working with your chosen subject and an extensive list of interview questions
  • The ethics of writing a biography, what to include and what to omit
  • How to create a research plan, organise your research, and tell your subject’s story
  • The technical aspects of writing and structure and keeping it interesting and dynamic
  • Developing self-confidence and belief in your abilities
  • Finding your own writing style
  • Writing your autobiography
  • Different publishing options, and how to approach publishers and deal with rejection

Benefits of the Auto/Biographical Writing Diploma

The Auto/Biographical Writing Diploma offers students the following benefits:

  • The ability to study anywhere at times that suit you
  • Study at your own pace, with no deadlines: complete it as quickly or as slowly as you like
  • Use any internet-enabled device to study on, including computers, tablets and mobile phones
  • Follow the course easily thanks to short, informative modules, which make studying fun
  • A convenient online support system, helping you to stay on track throughout the course
  • A comprehensive curriculum, providing you with the knowledge you need to begin writing biographies
  • Improved prospects when contacting publishers
  • Earning a certified, recognised diploma
  • An affordable cost

This course is for you if you have ever considered writing stories for children but didn't know where to start. The Children's Story Writing Diploma course covers a wide range of topics from telling you what you need to get started through to how to develop characters, backstory and plot. This course has everything you need. The course consists of 13 super-informative modules and will take between 15 and 20 hours to complete.

Children's Story Writing Diploma Course

Have you always wanted to allow your creativity to flow and become a successful children's story writer? This is your chance to learn all you need to know to write your own children's book, come up with your own characters and discover your passion for writing.

Introduction to Children's Story Writing Diploma

The Children's Story Writing Diploma covers a range of topics, helping you develop your characters, the plot and write a great story that you can publish for children around the world. This course covers a range of topics in thirteen modules which takes between fifteen to twenty hours to complete. You will learn how to develop your characters and plot. You will get the guidance, skills and support you need to become a children's story writer with online modules that you can study from anywhere at any time on any device. This course will help to allow your creativity to flow and become a successful writer, with no previous experience necessary. The information packed modules have been carefully constructed to give you everything you need to write a children's story with complete confidence.

What You Will Learn

The course comprises of thirteen information packed modules and a multiple choice test. The course includes:

  • Introduction – the introductory module includes what writing a book for children entails and what it is about children's story writing that appeals to you.
  • What you will need to write literature for children – this value packed module will identify the tools and personal skills you will need to write a successful story.
  • Examples of what other children's writers do well – in this module you will learn what some of the best children's writers do well and how to use existing children's books to write your own.
  • How to choose an age group's point of view – you will learn how to choose an age group and the importance of writing for a particular age group. You will also learn a number of points of view you can make use of when writing your book.
  • Getting started from the first page and creating the perfect setting – this module will teach you what you can do to make your first page stand out and the importance of the first line and page of your children's book.
  • Learn how to build a good character for your book – learn how to get good characters and why your characters are so important. You will also learn how to differentiate your characters based on the age group you are targeting.
  • Plot planning – learn how to create a plot, identify with other plot structures and learn ways to develop your plot structure.
  • Using a backstory – What is a backstory? How to ensure your backstory isn't boring? Why you need a backstory when writing children's literature.
  • Writing dialogue that makes your story flow – this module will teach you how to use dialogue and why it is so important, along with how to make your dialogue realistic and engaging.
  • Useful advice to improve confidence and purpose – identify common problems you will face, tips to achieve your writing goals and effective tools to overcome writer's block.
  • Practical writing exercises – identify why writing exercises are so important and how writing a blog may enhance your writing.
  • Working with illustrators – know the power of illustration, how to submit a picture book for publication and how to choose and work with an illustrator.
  • Working with publishers and selling your story – know the difference between traditional publishing and self-publishing, the process you will have to go through in getting your children's book published and whether you are going to need a literary agent.

Benefits of the Children's Story Writing Diploma

This diploma will provide you with a host of benefits once you have completed the course successfully, including being able to download and print your certificate on successful passing of the multiple choice test. The benefits of taking this course include:

  • The course will help you to become a creative thinker when working on your own project.
  • You will learn how to organise your ideas in order to write clearly.
  • Your self-confidence will improve when you see your work on paper.
  • You will discover your passion for writing.
  • You will get to step outside your comfort zone to achieve writing success.

Crime Writing Diploma Course

This course on Crime Writing is ideal for those with an existing interest in the crime fiction genre, as either a reader or amateur writer, looking to master the detailed and specific skills that they need to begin a rewarding and successful writing career in this thrilling field. The wide-ranging and varied course is split into ten interactive and intuitive modules and covers all of the knowledge and skills that you need to get started and make an impact as an author in the crime fiction market.

What you will learn

This course covers these key areas in detail, plus much more:

  • The qualities and characteristics of a great crime fiction writer and some of the benefits and rewards that you can enjoy as a writer in this varied field
  • An overview of some of the key sub-genres within crime fiction and a closer look at the fascinating careers and writing styles of some of the world’s best-selling crime authors
  • Deciding on your own particular writing style and identifying your all-important target readership groups
  • Tried and tested techniques to plan and build a gripping plot for your crime story
  • Great ways to structure and pace your story, including how to effectively build suspense and intrigue by using clues, red herrings and other techniques to keep your readers guessing
  • How to choose the setting of your crime novel, including deciding on a great location for your book and the best time period in which to base your novel
  • The importance of writing a thrilling and compelling start to your book and how to do it, including an overview of the use of prologues and backstories
  • How to create thrilling, intriguing and believable characters for your crime novel, with a particular focus on creating interesting detective characters
  • The different roles that dialogue can play in your novel and how to write exceptional dialogue, both creatively and grammatically
  • How to write thrilling descriptions using a variety of stylistic devices to add interest and enrich your writing
  • Factors to consider when deciding on your crime scene and how to craft a superb ending to your novel that will both satisfy and intrigue your readers
  • How to generate new ideas for your story, including great tips on how to tap into your own creative reserves and how to use automatic plot generators
  • Choosing a title, front cover and blurb for your novel which will hook potential readers to find out more
  • How to make mainstream and niche publishing houses sit up and pay attention to your novel
  • The rise of self-publishing and great ways to build a successful online presence for your e-book.

Benefits of taking the Crime Writing Diploma

Each module will provide you with a wealth of information and some expert tips to broaden your creative writing skills and will equip you with everything that you need to hit the ground running and get started writing your very own crime fiction novel. The Crime Writing Diploma offers students the following benefits:

  • The ability to study anywhere at times that suit you
  • Study at your own pace, with no deadlines: complete it as quickly or as slowly as you like
  • Use any internet enabled device to study on, including computers, tablets and mobile phones
  • Follow the course easily thanks to interesting, informative modules, which make studying fun
  • A convenient online support system, helping you to stay on track throughout the course
  • A comprehensive curriculum, providing you with the knowledge you need to begin writing crime novels.
  • Earn a certified, recognised diploma
  • An affordable cost

Who should take this course?

If you are already an avid reader of crime fiction and have always wanted to try your hand at writing your own crime novel, this course is the ideal starting point for you. It is also particularly useful for those with some previous writing experience in other genres who want to deepen their understanding of the crime fiction field. However, this course has been specifically designed to require no previous knowledge of creative writing.

Are you a fan of fantasy stories? Have you ever thought about writing your own? If so, this course is the perfect place for you to start. From telling you what you need to get started through to how to develop characters, backstory and plot, this course has everything you need. The course consists of 13 super-informative modules and will take between 6 and 8 hours to complete.

Fantasy Writing Course

If you have always been eager to write your own fantasy novel, maybe you already have a brilliant plot in mind, but are not sure where to start or how to go about it, then our Fantasy Writing Course may be just what you are looking for.

Introduction to Fantasy Writing Course

The fantasy writing course can help you jump start your writing career and help you write your own book. You will learn so much from this course to help you in your writing career, from developing characters to the backstory to developing the perfect plot and more. This informative course is made up of thirteen modules, which take around eight hours to complete. You study online, at your own pace and on completion, you can download and print your certificate. Online support is offered throughout your study to ensure that you always have someone to give you guidance and support when you need it most.

What Will You Learn?

  • What is fantasy writing? – This module will teach you all you need to know about fantasy writing, what it is, different types and opportunities for fantasy writers.
  • What you need to write fantasy content – you will learn how to become more creative and a better writer. This module will also cover the importance of grammar and punctuation.
  • Taking advantage of other writers' strengths and weaknesses – in this module you will learn how to use other writers' strengths and weaknesses to your benefit.
  • The fundamentals – here you will learn how to choose an audience and age group. You will learn the benefits and negatives of the first and third person writing and how to switch between the two effectively.
  • Getting started – you will learn why your first page is so important and what information you should include in your first page.
  • Building great characters – this module covers the importance of characters and where to get inspiration for your characters. It will also teach you how to create personalities and profiles for your characters and how to add supernatural powers.
  • Planning the perfect plot – structuring your novel, making a plan from the start before writing and common pitfalls and tips to avoid them.
  • Using a backstory without being boring – Understanding what a backstory is and how it can help you write your first fantasy novel, how to include a backstory in a number of different ways and the do's and don'ts of a backstory.
  • Dialogue that flows – this module is going to cover a very important aspect of any novel, writing dialogue that flows. Improve your dialogue skills, writing dialogue that suits a character and common mistakes you need to avoid.
  • Sense of purpose – in this module you will learn how to assess your reasons for writing a fantasy novel to reduce the risk of losing your confidence and sense of purpose during this journey. This module will help you get your motivation back and help you determine when to take a break to cure writer's block.
  • Practical writing exercises – fun and rewarding writing exercises, advice on sharing your work to get genuine feedback and whether you should consider joining a writing group.
  • Illustrations – some writers choose to include illustrations in their stories. This module will help you decide whether to include illustrations, the kinds of illustrations you should consider and how to work with illustrators to get the best end result.
  • Dealing with publishers – once your book is completed, you are going to want to have it published. This module will provide you with the information you need on dealing with publishers, preparing your manuscript and valuable insight into e-books and self-publishing.

Benefits of taking the Fantasy Writing Course

There are numerous benefits to taking the fantasy writing course to help you start a career as a fantasy writer and get your first book published.

  • This course will boost your creative thinking.
  • It will help you jump start your writing career.
  • You will feel more focussed on your writing after completing this course.
  • The course will help you become committed to writing your first book.
  • You will feel motivated.
  • The course offers you valuable guidance that you can use to help you every step of the way.

Romantic Writing Diploma Course

The Romantic Writing Diploma course has all of the knowledge required to break into the romance writing industry in the United Kingdom. This training course is filled with all you need to know to become a successful writer and to push yourself to create books and stories. From learning about what is required to become a romance writer to creating the plot and illustrating your romance story, this course has it all. You will receive a full introduction to writing romance stories, and will obtain a deep understanding of how to become a successful writer in the romance genre.

Introduction to the Romantic Writing Diploma

This is an online course that will give all students the unique ability to learn the curriculum in their own time and at their own pace. Most students are able to continue working full time, and still finish the course in a reasonable amount of time. Since this is an online course, this diploma is accessible from any device with an internet connection, and you will also have access to online support during the time you train. Before completing the course, you must pass a comprehensive test, which will award you with your certificate. You can download and print the certificate from home, or we can post the diploma to you for a small additional cost.

What You Will Learn

The Romantic Writing Diploma course has been written to give students a full overview of becoming a romance writer, and will put you on track to succeed. This course will cover:

  • An introduction to becoming a romance writer
  • What is required to become a romance writer
  • How looking at other successful romance writers can help one to advance their career
  • How to select a demographic and point of view when writing
  • How to establish the setting for any romance story
  • Ways to build up characters and plots when writing a romance story
  • How to use a backstory without being boring
  • Writing dialogue to keep flow in the story
  • Improving confidence when writing
  • Writing exercises to improve writing
  • Choosing illustrations and/or illustrators
  • How to work with publishers and sell romance stories

Benefits of the Romantic Writing Diploma

When taking the Romantic Writing Diploma course, there are a number of benefits that you will experience. These include:

  • The option to study from any location at any time, both at home and away or out and about
  • Studying at your own pace; there is no time limit, so you can take days, weeks, or even months to finish the course
  • Using any internet-enabled device to study from, including mobile phones, tablets and computers
  • Easily reading the course, thanks to the short modules, which make studying more enjoyable
  • Experiencing the convenience of an online support system, which allows students to stay on track during their studies
  • Learning from a comprehensive syllabus, which helps to guarantee that you get the knowledge necessary to begin writing romance themed stories
  • Improving prospects when seeking out publishers
  • Earning a certified and recognised diploma
  • An affordable cost
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The course is broken down into 0 individual modules. Each module takes between 20 and 90 minutes on average to study. Although you are free to spend as much or as little time as you feel necessary on each module, simply log in and out of the course at your convenience.

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Once you have completed all 0 modules there is a multiple choice test. The questions will be on a range of topics found within the 0 modules. The test, like the course, is online and can be taken a time and location of your choosing.

The pass mark for the test is 70%.

If you don’t pass the test first time you will get further opportunities to take the test again after extra study. There are no limits to the number of times you can take the test. All test retakes are included within the price of the course.

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We estimate that the course will take about 25 hours to complete in total, plus an additional 30 minutes for the end of course test.

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I am over the moon with my experience in completing my first online course with New Skills Academy. I found the whole process quick and efficient and the site very easy to navigate. I found it helpful to complete short tests at the end of each module as I feel this help to review the information I have read and confirm that I understood it and could retain the information as well. I found the course to be very well written and the information provided to be interesting and relevant to the course and the final test to be efficient in recapping everything I had learnt throughout the course. I completely the course quite quickly as was able to study using my iPhone as the course was iOS compatible which I found to be the best way of accessing the course, information and tests. I'm thrilled that I passed my first course and can't wait to get started on the next one. Thank you for such a positive and rewarding experience.

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I am considering a career change, so this seemed a good place to start. The course was comprehensive, for the price and easy to follow. The videos were also really helpful, to help put the information into context. The instructor was very down to earth and easy to follow.

It is helpful to be able to print out the course notes, to refer to at a later date. I will also re-watch the videos when I need to.

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Going to buy my sister the same course for a birthday gift, which is a great offer that they do.

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I have found this course very interesting. Even being a bride myself, you don't actually realise how much actually goes into planning a wedding. Every little detail goes into the course. I can’t wait to start putting my work into action - becoming a Wedding Planner and being part of a couple’s day. Helping them plan their most important day of their lives. It’s been interesting learning how other cultures plan and have their weddings, and how many different themes people choose from. Even to the honeymoon. So many things go into being a wedding planner, it’s not as simple as it seems.

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The Ultimate Writing Course

With the ultimate writing course you will be taught how to produce the best prose that you have ever written in your life.

This ultimate combination course will take you through the various steps that you need to follow in order to produce something wonderful, whether it be for children's stories, fantasy, romance, crime or autobiography writing.

This is not just one course but a combination of a number of important points that any potentially successful writer will need to know in order to go even further in their future career.

This course is broken down into easy to follow modules that you are able to do at home and at your own pace.

What You Will Learn

Throughout this course you will learn more about the writing lifestyle than you ever thought possible. In completing our course you are going to learn the following aspects of writing that will help you to build a successful career or work in various fields related to the subject.

Fantasy Writing Course

Our fantasy writing course will teach you how to construct your own story from the outset, building up to being able to write your own book. The different modules have been created in order to guide you through in an easy to follow manner. You will learn the following:

  • An explanation of what is meant by fantasy writing.
  • What is required for fantasy writing.
  • How to identify strengths and weaknesses of other writers.
  • Understanding how to move between 1st and 3rd person writing.
  • How to create the audience and age group for your writing.
  • The importance of your first page.
  • How to build characters.
  • How to create your plot.
  • The key to a wonderful backstory.
  • Keeping the dialogue going.
  • Whether or not to use illustrations.
  • How to handle publishers.

This course covers each aspect of writing from start to finish with the main focus on helping you take an idea and eventually turning it into a full blown story. You will learn the importance of both grammar and punctuation as well as how to cope with rejections that may come your way should you send your story to a publisher. In short, by studying this course you will be better placed to produce that bestseller that is stuck inside of you right now.

Children’s Story Writing Course

Our children’s story writing course is designed to teach you how to create a wonderful story that will be entertaining and perfect for the children’s market. Writing a book of this nature takes a special approach and the various modules will guide you through the entire process from start to finish. In this course you will learn the following:

  • How to begin thinking about writing a book for children.
  • The key tools and skills that you need in order to write a book.
  • Examples of where other people have succeeded.
  • Choosing the age group and market.
  • Building the characters.
  • Writing the all-important first page.
  • Building the plot and dialogue.
  • Whether or not you should include illustrations.
  • How to overcome any confidence issues with your writing.
  • Exercises that will help you to become a better writer.
  • Dealing with publishers and issues related to them.

Thanks to this course you will have a far better understanding of how to write a children’s book. The hardest part is being able to put those first words down and to create a flow which is one thing that this course will help with since it will allow you to overcome that mental block that may have inhibited you in the first place.

Romance Writing Course

Our romance writing course will teach you all you need to know to produce a romance story. Each module will take you through the steps needed to have a successful career as a romance novelist. In this course you will learn the following:

  • What you need to know to become a romance writer
  • How other romance writers have become successful
  • Who the typical romance readers are
  • How to approach your first chapter
  • How to create romantic heroes
  • How to develop a strong romantic storyline
  • Plot ideas to help you with your story
  • Some essential dialogue writing tips
  • How to overcome any confidence issues with your writing.
  • Practical writing exercises to help develop your characters
  • How to submit your work to a publisher

This course explains everything from the basics of romance writing to how to identify your target audience and how to build your story and your characters. It will inspire you to go ahead and write that romance story you’ve always wanted to.

Crime Writing Course

This course on Crime Writing is ideal for those with an existing interest in the crime fiction genre, as either a reader or amateur writer, looking to master the detailed and specific skills that they need to begin a rewarding and successful writing career in this thrilling field. This course covers these key areas in detail, plus much more:

  • The qualities and characteristics of a great crime fiction writer
  • An overview of some of the key sub-genres within crime fiction
  • Deciding on your own particular writing style and identifying your all-important target readership groups
  • Tried and tested techniques to plan and build a gripping plot for your crime story
  • Great ways to structure and pace your story
  • How to choose the setting of your crime novel
  • The importance of writing a thrilling and compelling start to your book and how to do it
  • The different roles that dialogue can play in your novel and how to write exceptional dialogue, both creatively and grammatically
  • Plus much more

Autobiography Writing Course

Our Autobiography Writing course has all the information that any aspiring biography writer needs to become successful in this writing genre. In this course you will learn the following:

  • What a biography is
  • The practical aspects of becoming a writer
  • The lives and works of famous biographers
  • How to identify your target market
  • Working with your chosen subject and an extensive list of interview questions
  • The ethics of writing a biography, what to include and what to omit
  • How to create a research plan, organise your research, and tell your subject’s story
  • The technical aspects of writing and structure and keeping it interesting and dynamic
  • Developing self-confidence and belief in your abilities
  • Finding your own writing style
  • Writing your autobiography

The Benefits of This Ultimate Writing Course

There are a number of obvious benefits to this course. However, the key benefits include:

  • The ability to work at home and at your own pace.
  • Easy to follow modules that build your confidence.
  • A real qualification from an established institution.
  • It will allow you to become a more creative writer.
  • You will notice an improvement in your confidence.

By completing the course you will feel as if you are able to create a story that may very well go on to become a bestseller.

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Autobiography/Biography Writing Diploma Course

The Autobiography/Biography Writing Diploma has all the information that any aspiring auto/biography writer needs to become successful in this writing genre in the UK. This course contains all the knowledge needed to write a commercially viable biography, and become an authority on your subject. From choosing the right person, to interviewing techniques, to ensuring your writing brings your subject to life, this course covers it all. You will receive a comprehensive introduction to writing gripping biographies and a thorough understanding of how to achieve success in the biography industry.

Introduction to the Autobiography/Biography Writing Diploma

This online course provides students with the opportunity to cover the diploma’s curriculum in their own time and at their own pace. Most students are able to complete the course in a reasonable amount of time while continuing to work full time.

As this course is online, this diploma is accessible from any device with an internet connection, and you will have access to online support during your study. Before completing the course, you must pass a comprehensive test, covering the curriculum in detail, which will lead to the award of your certificate. You can download and print the certificate yourself at home, or we can post it to you for a small additional cost.

What You Will Learn

This Autobiography/Biography Writing Diploma has been designed to give students a comprehensive overview of how to become a biographical writer and will set you on the route to success. This course will cover:

  • What a biography is
  • The practical aspects of becoming a writer
  • The lives and works of famous biographers
  • How to identify your target market
  • Working with your chosen subject and an extensive list of interview questions
  • The ethics of writing a biography, what to include and what to omit
  • How to create a research plan, organise your research, and tell your subject’s story
  • The technical aspects of writing and structure and keeping it interesting and dynamic
  • Developing self-confidence and belief in your abilities
  • Finding your own writing style
  • Writing your autobiography
  • Different publishing options, and how to approach publishers and deal with rejection

Benefits of the Auto/Biographical Writing Diploma

The Auto/Biographical Writing Diploma offers students the following benefits:

  • The ability to study anywhere at times that suit you
  • Study at your own pace, with no deadlines: complete it as quickly or as slowly as you like
  • Use any internet-enabled device to study on, including computers, tablets and mobile phones
  • Follow the course easily thanks to short, informative modules, which make studying fun
  • A convenient online support system, helping you to stay on track throughout the course
  • A comprehensive curriculum, providing you with the knowledge you need to begin writing biographies
  • Improved prospects when contacting publishers
  • Earning a certified, recognised diploma
  • An affordable cost

This course is for you if you have ever considered writing stories for children but didn't know where to start. The Children's Story Writing Diploma course covers a wide range of topics from telling you what you need to get started through to how to develop characters, backstory and plot. This course has everything you need. The course consists of 13 super-informative modules and will take between 15 and 20 hours to complete.

Children's Story Writing Diploma Course

Have you always wanted to allow your creativity to flow and become a successful children's story writer? This is your chance to learn all you need to know to write your own children's book, come up with your own characters and discover your passion for writing.

Introduction to Children's Story Writing Diploma

The Children's Story Writing Diploma covers a range of topics, helping you develop your characters, the plot and write a great story that you can publish for children around the world. This course covers a range of topics in thirteen modules which takes between fifteen to twenty hours to complete. You will learn how to develop your characters and plot. You will get the guidance, skills and support you need to become a children's story writer with online modules that you can study from anywhere at any time on any device. This course will help to allow your creativity to flow and become a successful writer, with no previous experience necessary. The information packed modules have been carefully constructed to give you everything you need to write a children's story with complete confidence.

What You Will Learn

The course comprises of thirteen information packed modules and a multiple choice test. The course includes:

  • Introduction – the introductory module includes what writing a book for children entails and what it is about children's story writing that appeals to you.
  • What you will need to write literature for children – this value packed module will identify the tools and personal skills you will need to write a successful story.
  • Examples of what other children's writers do well – in this module you will learn what some of the best children's writers do well and how to use existing children's books to write your own.
  • How to choose an age group's point of view – you will learn how to choose an age group and the importance of writing for a particular age group. You will also learn a number of points of view you can make use of when writing your book.
  • Getting started from the first page and creating the perfect setting – this module will teach you what you can do to make your first page stand out and the importance of the first line and page of your children's book.
  • Learn how to build a good character for your book – learn how to get good characters and why your characters are so important. You will also learn how to differentiate your characters based on the age group you are targeting.
  • Plot planning – learn how to create a plot, identify with other plot structures and learn ways to develop your plot structure.
  • Using a backstory – What is a backstory? How to ensure your backstory isn't boring? Why you need a backstory when writing children's literature.
  • Writing dialogue that makes your story flow – this module will teach you how to use dialogue and why it is so important, along with how to make your dialogue realistic and engaging.
  • Useful advice to improve confidence and purpose – identify common problems you will face, tips to achieve your writing goals and effective tools to overcome writer's block.
  • Practical writing exercises – identify why writing exercises are so important and how writing a blog may enhance your writing.
  • Working with illustrators – know the power of illustration, how to submit a picture book for publication and how to choose and work with an illustrator.
  • Working with publishers and selling your story – know the difference between traditional publishing and self-publishing, the process you will have to go through in getting your children's book published and whether you are going to need a literary agent.

Benefits of the Children's Story Writing Diploma

This diploma will provide you with a host of benefits once you have completed the course successfully, including being able to download and print your certificate on successful passing of the multiple choice test. The benefits of taking this course include:

  • The course will help you to become a creative thinker when working on your own project.
  • You will learn how to organise your ideas in order to write clearly.
  • Your self-confidence will improve when you see your work on paper.
  • You will discover your passion for writing.
  • You will get to step outside your comfort zone to achieve writing success.

Crime Writing Diploma Course

This course on Crime Writing is ideal for those with an existing interest in the crime fiction genre, as either a reader or amateur writer, looking to master the detailed and specific skills that they need to begin a rewarding and successful writing career in this thrilling field. The wide-ranging and varied course is split into ten interactive and intuitive modules and covers all of the knowledge and skills that you need to get started and make an impact as an author in the crime fiction market.

What you will learn

This course covers these key areas in detail, plus much more:

  • The qualities and characteristics of a great crime fiction writer and some of the benefits and rewards that you can enjoy as a writer in this varied field
  • An overview of some of the key sub-genres within crime fiction and a closer look at the fascinating careers and writing styles of some of the world’s best-selling crime authors
  • Deciding on your own particular writing style and identifying your all-important target readership groups
  • Tried and tested techniques to plan and build a gripping plot for your crime story
  • Great ways to structure and pace your story, including how to effectively build suspense and intrigue by using clues, red herrings and other techniques to keep your readers guessing
  • How to choose the setting of your crime novel, including deciding on a great location for your book and the best time period in which to base your novel
  • The importance of writing a thrilling and compelling start to your book and how to do it, including an overview of the use of prologues and backstories
  • How to create thrilling, intriguing and believable characters for your crime novel, with a particular focus on creating interesting detective characters
  • The different roles that dialogue can play in your novel and how to write exceptional dialogue, both creatively and grammatically
  • How to write thrilling descriptions using a variety of stylistic devices to add interest and enrich your writing
  • Factors to consider when deciding on your crime scene and how to craft a superb ending to your novel that will both satisfy and intrigue your readers
  • How to generate new ideas for your story, including great tips on how to tap into your own creative reserves and how to use automatic plot generators
  • Choosing a title, front cover and blurb for your novel which will hook potential readers to find out more
  • How to make mainstream and niche publishing houses sit up and pay attention to your novel
  • The rise of self-publishing and great ways to build a successful online presence for your e-book.

Benefits of taking the Crime Writing Diploma

Each module will provide you with a wealth of information and some expert tips to broaden your creative writing skills and will equip you with everything that you need to hit the ground running and get started writing your very own crime fiction novel. The Crime Writing Diploma offers students the following benefits:

  • The ability to study anywhere at times that suit you
  • Study at your own pace, with no deadlines: complete it as quickly or as slowly as you like
  • Use any internet enabled device to study on, including computers, tablets and mobile phones
  • Follow the course easily thanks to interesting, informative modules, which make studying fun
  • A convenient online support system, helping you to stay on track throughout the course
  • A comprehensive curriculum, providing you with the knowledge you need to begin writing crime novels.
  • Earn a certified, recognised diploma
  • An affordable cost

Who should take this course?

If you are already an avid reader of crime fiction and have always wanted to try your hand at writing your own crime novel, this course is the ideal starting point for you. It is also particularly useful for those with some previous writing experience in other genres who want to deepen their understanding of the crime fiction field. However, this course has been specifically designed to require no previous knowledge of creative writing.

Are you a fan of fantasy stories? Have you ever thought about writing your own? If so, this course is the perfect place for you to start. From telling you what you need to get started through to how to develop characters, backstory and plot, this course has everything you need. The course consists of 13 super-informative modules and will take between 6 and 8 hours to complete.

Fantasy Writing Course

If you have always been eager to write your own fantasy novel, maybe you already have a brilliant plot in mind, but are not sure where to start or how to go about it, then our Fantasy Writing Course may be just what you are looking for.

Introduction to Fantasy Writing Course

The fantasy writing course can help you jump start your writing career and help you write your own book. You will learn so much from this course to help you in your writing career, from developing characters to the backstory to developing the perfect plot and more. This informative course is made up of thirteen modules, which take around eight hours to complete. You study online, at your own pace and on completion, you can download and print your certificate. Online support is offered throughout your study to ensure that you always have someone to give you guidance and support when you need it most.

What Will You Learn?

  • What is fantasy writing? – This module will teach you all you need to know about fantasy writing, what it is, different types and opportunities for fantasy writers.
  • What you need to write fantasy content – you will learn how to become more creative and a better writer. This module will also cover the importance of grammar and punctuation.
  • Taking advantage of other writers' strengths and weaknesses – in this module you will learn how to use other writers' strengths and weaknesses to your benefit.
  • The fundamentals – here you will learn how to choose an audience and age group. You will learn the benefits and negatives of the first and third person writing and how to switch between the two effectively.
  • Getting started – you will learn why your first page is so important and what information you should include in your first page.
  • Building great characters – this module covers the importance of characters and where to get inspiration for your characters. It will also teach you how to create personalities and profiles for your characters and how to add supernatural powers.
  • Planning the perfect plot – structuring your novel, making a plan from the start before writing and common pitfalls and tips to avoid them.
  • Using a backstory without being boring – Understanding what a backstory is and how it can help you write your first fantasy novel, how to include a backstory in a number of different ways and the do's and don'ts of a backstory.
  • Dialogue that flows – this module is going to cover a very important aspect of any novel, writing dialogue that flows. Improve your dialogue skills, writing dialogue that suits a character and common mistakes you need to avoid.
  • Sense of purpose – in this module you will learn how to assess your reasons for writing a fantasy novel to reduce the risk of losing your confidence and sense of purpose during this journey. This module will help you get your motivation back and help you determine when to take a break to cure writer's block.
  • Practical writing exercises – fun and rewarding writing exercises, advice on sharing your work to get genuine feedback and whether you should consider joining a writing group.
  • Illustrations – some writers choose to include illustrations in their stories. This module will help you decide whether to include illustrations, the kinds of illustrations you should consider and how to work with illustrators to get the best end result.
  • Dealing with publishers – once your book is completed, you are going to want to have it published. This module will provide you with the information you need on dealing with publishers, preparing your manuscript and valuable insight into e-books and self-publishing.

Benefits of taking the Fantasy Writing Course

There are numerous benefits to taking the fantasy writing course to help you start a career as a fantasy writer and get your first book published.

  • This course will boost your creative thinking.
  • It will help you jump start your writing career.
  • You will feel more focussed on your writing after completing this course.
  • The course will help you become committed to writing your first book.
  • You will feel motivated.
  • The course offers you valuable guidance that you can use to help you every step of the way.

Romantic Writing Diploma Course

The Romantic Writing Diploma course has all of the knowledge required to break into the romance writing industry in the United Kingdom. This training course is filled with all you need to know to become a successful writer and to push yourself to create books and stories. From learning about what is required to become a romance writer to creating the plot and illustrating your romance story, this course has it all. You will receive a full introduction to writing romance stories, and will obtain a deep understanding of how to become a successful writer in the romance genre.

Introduction to the Romantic Writing Diploma

This is an online course that will give all students the unique ability to learn the curriculum in their own time and at their own pace. Most students are able to continue working full time, and still finish the course in a reasonable amount of time. Since this is an online course, this diploma is accessible from any device with an internet connection, and you will also have access to online support during the time you train. Before completing the course, you must pass a comprehensive test, which will award you with your certificate. You can download and print the certificate from home, or we can post the diploma to you for a small additional cost.

What You Will Learn

The Romantic Writing Diploma course has been written to give students a full overview of becoming a romance writer, and will put you on track to succeed. This course will cover:

  • An introduction to becoming a romance writer
  • What is required to become a romance writer
  • How looking at other successful romance writers can help one to advance their career
  • How to select a demographic and point of view when writing
  • How to establish the setting for any romance story
  • Ways to build up characters and plots when writing a romance story
  • How to use a backstory without being boring
  • Writing dialogue to keep flow in the story
  • Improving confidence when writing
  • Writing exercises to improve writing
  • Choosing illustrations and/or illustrators
  • How to work with publishers and sell romance stories

Benefits of the Romantic Writing Diploma

When taking the Romantic Writing Diploma course, there are a number of benefits that you will experience. These include:

  • The option to study from any location at any time, both at home and away or out and about
  • Studying at your own pace; there is no time limit, so you can take days, weeks, or even months to finish the course
  • Using any internet-enabled device to study from, including mobile phones, tablets and computers
  • Easily reading the course, thanks to the short modules, which make studying more enjoyable
  • Experiencing the convenience of an online support system, which allows students to stay on track during their studies
  • Learning from a comprehensive syllabus, which helps to guarantee that you get the knowledge necessary to begin writing romance themed stories
  • Improving prospects when seeking out publishers
  • Earning a certified and recognised diploma
  • An affordable cost
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