Despite all the warnings from your high school career counselor, writing has become an in-demand skill. Whether you want to become a content marketer, journalist, blogger or self-publishing media mogul, the ability to write well is a huge asset. And while we all learned to write in school, a career in writing in the digital age oftens requires much different, more specialized skills.
Happily you can learn much of what you need to learn to jump-start your writing career online. We’ve teamed up with Skillshare and Skillwise to provide video courses specifically geared towards creative moms interested in taking their writing career to the next level.
Getting Started as a Freelance Writer
Kickstarting Your Freelance Writing Career
Jumping into freelance writing can be confusing and intimidating. Whether you’re an established writer or a newbie– becoming a freelance writer is complicated. This class guides you through establishing credibility, job boards, social media, and pitching so you can get started right. And what’s great for time crunched-moms, it’s short and sweet.
Creative Writing: 10-Day Journaling Challenge
Need to jumpstart your creative juices? Acclaimed author Emily Gould created a 10 day writing challenge focusing on getting through writer’s block and getting you writing more fluidly using observation prompts and clever revision tricks. Whether you’re coming back to writing after a break or dealing with professional writer burnout, it’s a perfect to rekindle your love of writing
Writing For Consistency: Finding Your Creative Voice
Writing is creative but nonetheless structure is critical for good execution. This is a quick 20 minute class that explains how to use a creative brief to organize your ideas. You’ll also learn how to identify your unique voice that will makes your writing stand out. Good for writers who want to take their writing skills to the next level.
19 Minutes • FREE
Improving and Expanding Your Writing Skills
Creative Nonfiction: Write Truth with Style
Creative non-fiction is more popular than ever, but it’s still a challenge to get it right. Susan Orlean, best-selling author and longtime New Yorker staff writer walks you through her writing process. How she researches, writes, collaborates and edits her work. This short class is a master class on how to polish your creative writing process to tell the best story for any written medium.
1 hour 49 minutes
Writing Character-Driven Short Stories
Good for anyone interested in the mechanics of compelling character driven writing. Yiyun Li is a professor at UC Davis, a MacArthur Fellow, and has been named a “20 Under 40” writer by The New Yorker. This class goes into developing characters, inspiration and includes an interactive component in which you write and workshop your own short story online.
Picture Books I: Write Your Story
What mom hasn’t dreamed of writing their own children’s book? This is the first in a two part series on how to create your own children’s book. Taught by Christine Fleming of Might Could Studios, this video delves into common plot issues, what makes an enticing opening and satisfying ending, how to pick a title, reduce word count, and make a writer’s dummy to solve pacing issues.
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