Write for Magazines Course
Do you enjoy writing and have ideas, stories, insights and expertise to share?
Would you like to be published in magazines and be paid for your words?
Write for Magazines is a one-to-one guided course where you can learn how to produce publishable writing for magazines and other periodicals, and gain an extra income in the process.
Learn how to…
* Craft a publishable piece of writing to suit a magazine’s style and audience.
* Find and offer feature ideas and stories that will capture an editor’s attention.
* Draw upon your skills, interests and life’s experience for article and story material.
* Research effectively to write a balanced piece.
* Study publications to understand house style and the readership.
* Approach a magazine editor in a professional way.
* Take care of the business side of writing.
* Establish yourself as a successful freelance writer.
What you will receive…
+ The Writing for Magazines guide – 84 page downloadable PDF course book about writing for magazines, including insights about all aspects of writing articles and stories along with useful examples of article pitches, manuscript lay-out, and much more.
+ A writer’s questionnaire to discover your writing goals.
+ Seven writing assignments – each assignment is tailored to your writing goals and requirements to help you craft a body of work that will be suitable for publication.
+ Seven writing appraisals – detailed feedback on each completed assignment so that your writing has the best possible chance of publication.
+ Market suggestions – ideas on where to submit your articles and stories.
+ A Writing Planner – printable planning sheets, which you can use to keep track of your writing.
+ Answers to any questions you have.
Is the course for you?
YES if you enjoy writing and sharing ideas, stories, insights, experience and expertise.
YES if you have a reasonable standard of English and are prepared to improve as you go along.
YES if you often read magazines, books and blog posts and think that you can write just as well.
YES if you have a passion for learning and welcome constructive guidance.
YES if you have access to a computer and are comfortable with distance learning via email.
YES if you would like to have the best possible chance of being published and paid for your words.
How it works…
+ The course is conducted by email correspondence and all course materials and feedback are provided in a Word Document or PDF.
+ Once you sign up to the course, you’ll receive the Writing for Magazines guide and a writer’s questionnaire. Your first task will be to read the guide and complete the questionnaire, which will help us establish how to tailor the writing assignments to suit your areas of interest and expertise.
+ You will then receive the first of seven personalised writing assignments. Each one will require you to write pieces (up to a total of 3,000 words per assignment), and there will be additional tasks to complete.
+ After receipt of your submitted assignment writing, you’ll receive an appraisal and feedback on your submitted writing together with magazine market suggestions and answers to any questions.
+ On completion of your seventh assignment, you should have a body of work that’s suitable for publication in magazines as well as a solid foundation to becoming a professional writer.
Your Course Guide
I’m Carol Anne Strange and I accepted my first writing commission over 35 years ago and, since then, I’ve delivered millions of good words for magazines, publishers, entrepreneurs, change-makers, businesses and, ultimately, readers in the UK and beyond.
My features have been published in the award-winning Breathe magazine as well as Teen Breathe, Derbyshire Life, Sussex Life, Furniture & Cabinetmaking, Coast and Lancashire Life to name just a few.
I’ve written about holistic health, roundhouses, shepherd huts, reverse bucket lists, second chances, repair shops, flower essences, remote working, commonplace books, kindness, megaliths, evening rituals, and much more. I’ve also had short stories and poetry published, and my byline has appeared in magazines in the UK, USA, Australia and even Oman.
As well as writing for publication, I have a Professional Writing MA (Falmouth University) and I’m a writing tutor at The Writers Bureau. Drawing on my knowledge and experience, you can be sure of receiving quality guidance and support to help you achieve your writing goals.
Special launch offer
The course will normally be £495 but I’m running a special launch offer, where you can participate for £195. The price includes the full works: the Writing for Magazines course content, seven tailored assignments, appraisal and feedback on your submitted assignments, a writing planner, and answers to questions, all delivered by email.
I’m currently available to work with a small number of aspiring writers on the Writing for Magazines journey. To book your place, click on the following link to make payment securely through PayPal.
Pay Monthly Option – The course may represent a substantial outlay so I’m also able to accept the course fee in six monthly payments of £35 per month. Payments are set-up to automatically recur each month for six months.
Once you’ve made payment, you’ll receive an email within 24 hours with your initial course materials. If you don’t receive the email (and it isn’t in your email spam/junk folder), please email me.
Your questions answered…
Is the course suitable for complete beginners?
Yes, it’s ideal for aspiring and emerging writers.
Do I need a degree in English?
No. You just need a reasonable grasp of the English language, and a desire to keep learning and improving your writing skills.
What tools do I need to complete this course?
You’ll need access to a computer, email account, MS Word software (or compatible equivalent), PDF reader, pen, paper and notebooks. It helps to have access to a printer if you’d like to print a copy of the course materials for your personal reference.
How often can I submit an assignment?
If you’re paying for the course on a monthly basis, you can submit one assignment per month for appraisal and feedback.
If you’ve paid for the course upfront, you can submit assignments more frequently, if you wish, to suit you.
How quickly can I expect feedback on my assignments?
Unless otherwise agreed, your assignments will be appraised and returned to you with feedback within 7 working days of receipt.
How much time will it take to complete each assignment?
It depends upon the individual. In my experience, writing creatively (stories or poems) can take longer to complete than writing articles. Go at your own pace. Focus on producing your best work.
How long will it take to complete the course?
You have up to one year to finish the course but, depending upon your existing commitments, it’s possible to complete within seven months.
What happens if it takes longer than one year to finish the course?
The course is designed to be flexible, but you’re encouraged to keep the momentum going once you’ve started the course. If you think it will take longer to complete because of your circumstances, let me know so we can discuss a plan of action.
Do you offer refunds?
As the course is tailored to suit you and because you receive the materials directly by email and are booking my time, there are no refunds. Please make sure that you wish to take the course before you make payment.
Will I become a published and paid writer?
I will work with you to give you a solid overview of writing for magazines and I’ll help you to improve your writing to a publishable standard. I can’t, however, guarantee that you’ll be published in magazines and/or paid for your words, but you’ll be in the best possible position for that to happen.
Can I pay for the course by bank transfer?
If you would prefer to pay for the course via Bank Transfer, please email me to arrange.
Can I continue to receive one-to-one mentoring with you after finishing the course?
If you require ongoing support or guidance with a particular project, please let me know and I’ll be happy to help where I can.
Are You Ready to Begin?
If you have any other questions or would like to reserve your place before making payment, email me.
I look forward to assisting you on your writer’s journey.