Frequently Asked Questions about Blogging Your Voice, Crafting Your Niche

Who would benefit from the Blogging Your Voice, Crafting Your Niche online writing class?

This course is suited for mid-level writers who have some writing experience that they wish to transform into a blogging practice, even if they have never written for the web before.

What type of writing will I be expected to create and what kinds of topics will be covered?

The writing you will produce in this course will include short, informal responses to assigned readings as well as your original writing.

Topics to be explored include writing voice, writing niche, online communities, blogging platforms, writing goals and accountability, and more.

How will this class help me create a blog of my own?

This course will guide you as you discover and/or refine your unique writing voice and create a niche around that voice and your chosen topic(s). You will also learn the jargon, etiquette, and atmosphere of writing for the web. If you decide, after five weeks of generating web-worthy blog content, that you want help starting your own blog, there is a week 6 continuation option available to guide you through the technical aspects of choosing a platform and template, creating an About Me page, navigating content management systems and post editors, and more–everything you need to get your blog up and running.

What is the time commitment for the course?

Each week, expect to read two to three blog posts, approximately 20-30 minutes of close reading.  Responding to the assigned readings, plus the creative writing component, might take up to an hour or more. A reasonable range for the time students should devote to each weekly assignment would be one and a half to two hours.

How many people are in a class?

Class sizes are typically capped at seven participants. Depending on enrollment, you may have fewer.

When does the class meet?

There are no required meeting times in this online writing workshop. Assignments are submitted weekly at your convenience, anytime prior to the deadline of midnight EST on Sunday.

Do I need computer skills to participate in this online writing program?

All you need is a basic familiarity with e-mail, an ability to click on links to the Internet and the capacity to download a PDF file. This is a writing course, not a web design course! This course is about generating unique blog content and does not require any technical or web experience whatsoever.

Do I have to purchase anything?

No.

How do I submit my weekly writing assignments?

You email your homework to your instructor anytime prior to midnight EST on Sunday.

How do I interact with my teacher?

Via email. You may email your instructor at any point during the course to discuss anything related to the work or reading you’re doing. Instruction, feedback, and supportive community combine to give you a dynamic growth experience.

How is my writing critiqued?

Your writing will not be “critiqued” in this class because criticism inhibits your creative spirit, and because the nature of the work you’ll be sharing is sensitive. In Blogging Your Voice, Crafting Your Niche, you receive supportive feedback that highlights your strengths and helps you optimize your writing for the web.

How much does it cost?

The Blogging Your Voice, Crafting Your Niche online writing course consists of 5 weekly sessions and costs $265.

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When's the next class?

New Blogging Your Voice, Crafting Your Niche online writing classes start up continually throughout the year. The next one begins Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018.

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How do I register?

You may register online by paying with your credit/debit card through PayPal.  No additional forms are needed.

You may also register by check using a printable form.

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