The course is divided up into 8 elements, as follows:
1 : Introduction
What can this course do for you?
Why do we need content?
How is style arrived at?
How do we know what an editor wants?
Where is analysis important?
·What the editor wants
How to analyse
What the reader wants
3 : Content
·What do I write?
·Why do I need to find ideas?
·How do I save time and trouble?
When do some themes not sell?
Where is interviewing a factor?
4 : Style
·How do I write?
·Why do I need to find the right tone?
·How do I use the basics well?
When do I use structure?
Where is re-writing a factor?
5 : Techniques
What techniques will help me sell my work?
Why do I need new angles?
How do basic techniques help?
When is the "writer's dozen" valuable?
Where is self-discipline a factor?
6 : Practical Matters
What is defamation?
Why is reputation important?
How do I avoid libel?
When is copyright important?
Where are photographs a factor?
7: Fiction Writing
What do editors not want?
Why is market analysis valuable?
How do I undertake market analysis?
When is plotting useful?
Where is characterisation a factor?
8 : No Excuses – Verse, Criticism and Sports Writing
What is critical writing?
Why does verse usually not sell?
How do I see about income tax?
When is executive writing used?
Where are expenses a factor?
Tutor Marked Assignments