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10 online courses for writers while stuck at home


Christine Burkson


Posted on Apr 23, 2020   Updated on Apr 23, 2020, 9:17 am CDT

Whether you’re an author-at-heart who’s lost your groove or simply someone who needs a creative outlet right now, this deep dive writing training is sure to help you focus all that pandemic-anxiety-fueled energy into something more productive than mastering Zoom flip cup or tackling the handstand challenge. By the time you finish this 10-course Ultimate Creative Writing Course Bundle, you’ll have earned 1,500 Continuing Professional Development points (more on that in a minute) and be on your way to becoming the next Tara WestoverSally Rooney, or Explorista.

This training from Centre of Excellence, recognized worldwide as one of the leading online training providers, boasts thousands of five-star reviews on TrustPilot and allows you to study from anywhere at your own pace. Plus, you’ll earn those aforementioned Continuing Professional Development points. The CPD Certification Service operates in support of all professional institutions, bodies, and societies and offers the certified CPD “quality mark” as a recognized symbol of quality-assured training. It lets the world (or any potential employer reading your resume) know you actively invested in bettering your writing skills, which is a great way to edge out the competition. Here’s what you’ll learn through the 10 included courses:

If you love to embellish stories…

Don’t skip over the two courses dedicated to fiction publishing. The Creative Writing Diploma Course will get your literary wheels turning and teach you how to effectively write poetry, plays, stories, and more. In the Novel Writing Diploma Course, you’ll focus specifically on how to turn your storyline into a fully-formed book that people will actually want to read.

If you’re bummed you missed LiveJournal’s peak…

Then be sure to take your time with the Freelance Journalism Diploma Course. Even if straight-up blogging is more your thing, you’ll benefit from learning what it takes to write like a journalist and market yourself to editors. And, hey, the news media can use all the help it can get.

If signing a year-long lease makes you nervous…

Travel writing is definitely for you. Scope out the Travel Writing Business Diploma Course, to learn how to make your work stand out from everyone else’s, and the Travel Blogging Diploma Course, that will show you how to take your wanderlust from blog to business.

If you know all the words to all the songs from all the Frozen movies…

Perhaps you should aim your talents toward the next generation? The Writing Books for Children Diploma Course teaches how to craft content for kiddos and make it work for that publishing market.   

If you’re more of a Left Brain creative…

You’ll love the Proofreading & Editing Diploma Course. Whether you want to self-edit to present nearly spotless work or you’ve got a passion for improving other people’s writing, this course will help you solidify your reputation as someone who brings well-written pieces to the table.

If you’re totally down to get your craft on, too…

The Calligraphy Diploma Course will leave you tickled pink. Make your writing look as beautiful as it reads, thanks to this course that offers instruction on creating classically stunning word art and more.

If you want to take things to the next level…

You’ll need to know the ins and outs of the business of publishing and building a freelance career. The Successful Self-Publishing Diploma Course takes you through the basics of the industry and includes details on how to get your book into workshops. And the Freelance Writer Business Diploma Course, which is great for both beginners and seasoned writers, teaches everything you need to know about going pro on your own terms.

Pick up the Ultimate Creative Writing Course Bundle for just $29.99, a savings of 98%, and make the most of your quaran-time.

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*First Published: Apr 23, 2020, 8:43 am CDT