Writing Non Fiction

Study Non Fiction Writing

  • At your own pace from where and when suits you best
  • Interact with tutors who are professional writers 
  • Broaden the scope of what you can write about
  • Sharpen your writing skills
  • Grow your awareness of what is possible and what you might be able to achieve in the writing industry

 

COURSE CONTENT

Ten lessons as follows: 

1.  Scope and Nature of Non-Fiction Writing

  • Non Fiction Styles
  • Types of Non Fiction Writing
  • Academic vs Commercial Non Fiction Writing
  • Text types in Non Fiction Writing
  • Text Structure
  • Pseudonyms

2.  Writing Forms and Media Options

  • Sample Author Platform
  • Using Fiction Techniques to Create Strong Non Fiction Texts
  • Making a Story Memorable
  • Hook the Audience
  • Emotional Language
  • Plain and Simple Language
  • Writing for the Readership
  • Ways to Publish/Share Non Fiction Writing
  • Non Fiction Scripts - TV, Radio, Social Media, Advertising, Education, Voice overs, News

  • 3.  News Writing
  • Writing News
  • Headlines
  • Lede
  • Key Point Summary in Digital Formats
  • Reverse Pyramid
  • News Coverage and Focus
  • Conflict
  • Proximity
  • Prominence
  • Impact
  • Relevance
  • Oddity/Human Interest
  • Timeliness
  • Newswriting for Different outlets
  • Newspapers
  • News Websites
  • Broadcast News
  • Newsletters
  • Blogs

4.  Travel Writing

  • Commercial Travel Writing
  • Overused Descriptions in Travel Writing
  • Holidays
  • Special Events
  • Travel Bloggers
  • Adventure Tourism
  • Lifestyle Blogging
  • How to Travel
  • Destination Pieces
  • Adventure Travel
  • Side Trips/Weekend Trips
  • Literary Travel Writing
  • Career Paths for Travel Writers
  • How to be a Good Travel Writer
  • How to Construct a Travel Piece
  • Researching a Travel Piece
  • How to Pitch a Travel Piece

5.  Memoirs and Biography

  • Types of Memoirs - Confessional , Transformational, Portrait, Professional
  • Diaries
  • How to Write a Memoir or Biography
  • Autobiography
  • Research
  • Biography and Profiles
  • How to Pitch a Memoir, Autobiography or Biography

6.  Writing about Leisure Activities

  • Introduction
  • Niche or Widespread Writing
  • Leisure and Hobby Writing
  • Hobby Writing
  • Sports Writing
  • Craft Writing
  • Garden Writing
  • How to Pitch Leisure, Sports and Craft Writing

7.  Writing about Food and Diet

  • How to Write about Food
  • Constructing a Food Article
  • Sensory Writing
  • Recipes
  • Informative Writing
  • Types of Food Writing
  • Nutritional R & D
  • Allergies and Intolerances
  • Recipes, Diet & Exercise
  • How to Pitch Food Writing

8.  Writing about Wellbeing

  • How to Write about Health and Wellbeing
  • Grounding and Context
  • Plain English
  • Research
  • Balanced Viewpoints
  • Different Types of Health and Wellbeing Writing
  • Health, Medicine and Complimentary Medicine
  • Creative Therapies
  • Exercise

9.  Fact Based Storytelling

  • Storytelling at Work
  • Storytelling with Data
  • Sales and Marketing
  • True Crime
  • Historical Events
  • Seeking Stories

10. The Business of Non-Fiction Writing

  • Successful Writers
  • Collaborative Writing
  • Delivering your Work
  • Management and Opportunities
  • Contracts and Publishers
  • How to Make Writing More Profitable
  • Syndication
  • Intellectual Property Management
  • Legal Systems
  • Protecting Your Work - copyright, Issues
  • Copyright Licencing
  • Risks when Writing Non Fiction - specific, libel, defamation, slander, false light
  • Fact Checking, Perspective & Time Shift
  • Copyright Infringement
  • Accuracy Errors
  • Digital Rights Management
  • Information Rights Management
  • Electronic Books and Magazines
  • Referencing
  • Thinking Outside the Box

Course Duration - 100 hours of self paced study.

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Prices in Australian Dollars

PlanAust. PriceOverseas Price
A 1 x $4,730.00  1 x $4,300.00
B 2 x $2,530.00  2 x $2,300.00
C 3 x $1,760.00  3 x $1,600.00

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