Non-Fiction Articles: How to Write and Sell Them

(Instant booking on GulfTalent)
Can be taken anytime
Course Type
Professional Training Course
Course Fee
$124 $29 only

Course Overview

This course will show you how to create topical non-fiction articles and fillers that you can sell to magazine editors and other markets. It is perfect for those who might fancy a second income as a freelance writer, or writers who are looking to supplement their existing writing income.

You’ll learn how to find ideas for your articles and use your own knowledge and experience to tap into a wide variety of magazines. We’ll explore the process of planning, researching and writing an article, editing and proofreading, and finally submitting to an Editor.

Who should take this course

  • New writers
  • Budding writers
  • Writers looking to refresh their knowledge and approach
  • People who want to create and publish quality non-fiction articles

Course content

Part 1 – Introduction

Course Overview

Welcome and Introduction

Part 2 – Ideas and Markets

Finding Ideas

Exercise – What could You write about?

How to Find Markets

List of Non Fiction Markets

Pitching a Topic to Multiple Markets

Exercise: Targeting Multiple Markets

Exercise: Suggested Answers

Answer Sheet

Commissioned v Unsolicited Articles

Query letter sample

Query letter sample with comments

Types of Non Fiction

Writing Opinion Pieces

Writing Film Reviews

A Quick Recap on What We’ve Learned So Far

Part 3 – Writing Your Articles and Fillers

Planning and Researching Your Article

Making a Start

Moving it On


Photographs and Illustrations

Part 4 – Editing and Proofreading Your Work

How to Edit Your Work

Document Editing Tips

Editing Exercise

Editing Exercise Answer Sheet

The Importance of Proofreading

Proofreading Tips

Proofreading Transcript with Errors

Proofreading Transcript with Errors Marked Up

Proofreading with Errors Corrected

Part 5 – An Article Example: From Idea to Outline and Beyond

Document: Example Article

Document: Finished Article

Part 6 – Sending your work to an editor

Submitting Your Work

Document: Cover Sheet

Document: Cover Sheet with Pseudonym

Document: Manuscript Example

Document: Accompanying Letter

Document: Submission Tips

Document: Submission Checklist

What happens next?

Your 12 Step Action Plan

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