Certificate in The Craft of Magazine Writing Online Course

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Learn the Skills of Article Writting and Build a Succesfully Magazine Designed Have you ever thought about writing for magazines? Turn your dreams into bylines and help yourself to a bright future as a magazine writer. It's fun, it's easy, and a great source of extra income. If you're a determined new writer, or if you haven't written for magazines in years, this Certificate in The Craft of Magazine Writing Online Course will jump start your career. You'll learn plenty of powerful brainstorming techniques designed to practically write every article for you.  Course Fast Facts: Only 6 weeks to complete this course
Approximately only 2 to 4 hours per week of study is required This course is delivered 100% on-line and is accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone Instructors lead each course and you will be able to interact with them and ask questions You can study from home or at work at your own pace in your own time You can download printer friendly course material or save for viewing off line You will be awarded a certificate at completion of this course How to study online course? Upon enrolment an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device. New courses start every month to ensure that we have the correct ratio of students to tutors available, please ensure you select a starting date when you go through our shopping cart, at checkout. The course is easy to follow and understand. Recognition & Accreditation All students who complete the course receive a certificate of completion with a passing score (for the online assessment) and will be issued a certificate via email.

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Requisitos: Entry requirements Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills. Minimum education Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course. Computer requirements Students will need access to a computer and the internet. Minimum specifications for the computer are: Windows: Microsoft Windows XP, or later Modern and up to date...

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There are 12 units of study

Getting Started; Finding Ideas

Did you know that you don't have to be an expert on a topic to write a magazine article about it? And you don't need a wall of diplomas to be a writer, either. If you think it's necessary to have taken formal courses in writing, journalism, or communications to write, reconsider that idea. In this lesson, you'll discover where ideas originate and get started as a writer of nonfiction magazine articles.

Getting Started; Finding Ideas (Continued)

Ask a magazine writer about the genres available to this profession and you'll learn about consumer topics, informational pieces, question-and-answer formats, true crime articles, and a bunch more. You'll hear about how-to articles, too. If you've been seriously thinking about writing for magazines—which I hope you have—you need to know about the categories. You'll begin that investigation today.

Getting to Know Your Market Guidebook

You've just purchased the latest market guidebook with the writing guidelines for oodles of magazines. It's awesome, complex, and exciting. If you feel overwhelmed, you're not alone. Some new writers get copies of market guidebooks and, once they've thumbed through them, put them aside. The books can be intimidating. But after this lesson, you'll be a pro at selecting magazines that want articles from you. By the end of it, you'll be able to use an innovative outlining tool, called The Bubble Method, which will help you make every single topic a potential article.

Getting to Know Your Market Guidebook (Continued)

What is a query letter? Do nonfiction article writers really need them? How can you write one that will capture the interest of editors? That's what we'll discuss today—giving you a foundation for writing a query that sells your ideas.

Producing Articles; Using E-Mail

In this lesson, you'll get a quick review of production tips and grammar rules. But the gem is a section on how to interview the people, experts, and celebrities that you'll be writing about. Whatever type of article you write, you may have occasion to interview someone. Not being an effective interviewer will diminish your chances of success. However, what you learn today will make interviewing fun and easy.

Producing Articles; Using E-Mail (Continued)

Money. It's the topic of this lesson, and we'll discuss it in depth. Then we'll debunk that bugaboo, writer's block. Yes, writer's block is out there, waiting to get your attention and stop you in your tracks. But today you're going to learn how to simply acknowledge it and then get writing once again.

Writing Clearly; Knowing Your Reader

Do you know your reader? Most new writers say, "Hey, of course I do." Then they look at me as if I'm from the planet Zod, and they seem to be saying, "What a silly question." But unless you know who you're writing for and write in a fashion that captures and sustains a reader's interest, you'll find writing for magazines a huge challenge. So, today, we'll talk about writing for a reader, ways to create clear and crisp writing, and writing fillers and essays.

Writing Clearly; Knowing Your Reader (Continued)

Have you ever wondered how magazine writers know how many words are right for a specific topic? Have you thought about where sidebars come from? Do you want to gain credibility for a nonfiction book and further your profession, cause, or company? You'll get answers to these questions and much more here, in today's lesson.

Employing Sound Research Techniques

By the end of this lesson, you'll be able to research topics for articles and understand how to get yourself into the research picture. It's nearly painless and really fun once you know the techniques professional magazine writers use.

Employing Sound Research Techniques (Continued)

Do you need to interview an expert or get a quote from one to make your article sparkle? You probably have a book in your house right now that would supply what you're looking for. Today, we'll talk more about finding experts to make your articles sizzle. Then we'll examine the tools you need to self-edit. Self-editing is the polish that turns okay writing into publishable words.

Marketing Your Articles with Spin-Offs and Revisions; Seasonal and Theme Articles

Recycle your research and you'll be able to sell and resell ideas without reinventing the wheel. That's the focus of this lesson. We'll also discuss writing about theme and seasonal articles, locating regional publications that would be crazy not to have you write for them, and networking with others to increase the number of articles you sell.

Marketing Your Articles with Spin-Offs and Revisions; Seasonal and Theme Articles (Continued)

You're about to print an article on which you've been working for a week. It's dynamite and headed for publication in a major magazine. This is your lucky break. As weird as it seems to a cyber-savvy writer like you, the editor wants a printed manuscript. After thinking, "This magazine is still in the dark ages," you smile and comply. However, you've run out of paper (or need a printer cartridge) or stamps or some other indispensable writing supply. If this hasn't happened to you yet, it may, unless you realize that time is money. Time management is our final topic and since we only have so much time in our days, today you'll learn how to use what you have, and use it well.

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Through well-crafted lessons, expert online instruction and interaction with your tutor, participants in these courses gain valuable knowledge at their convenience. They have the flexibility to study at their own pace combined with enough structure and support to complete the course. And they can access the classroom 24/7 from anywhere with an Internet connection.

New sessions of each course run every month. They last six weeks, with two new lessons being released weekly (for a total of 12). The courses are entirely Web-based with comprehensive lessons, quizzes,...