PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE

Write a Non-Fiction Story online short course

Course starts 26 October 2017

Course information

Registration Closes:
20 October 2017
Course Starts:
26 October 2017
Length:
16 weeks online
Effort:
7 hours per week
Price:
ZAR R11,900Options Available
University:
Penguin Random House
Language:
English

Course Information

Registration Closes:
20 October 2017
Course Starts:
26 October 2017
Length:
16 weeks online
Effort:
7 hours per week
Price:
University:
Penguin Random House
Language:
English

Introduction

Many people want to write, but feel that they don’t have the time, opportunity or skills to do so.

However, almost everyone has a personal story to tell – a startling life experience, a travel adventure, or the fascinating biography of a relative, for example.

This 16-week online short course is designed to mentor both current and aspiring non-fiction writers who want to write an autobiography, memoir, biography, travel narrative or historical account. You’ll also get the incredible chance to submit your work for publication.

View course trailerDownload course prospectus

What will set you apart

This non-fiction writing short course will give you the opportunity to:

  • Produce and workshop a compelling 10-page non-fiction story
  • Collaborate with fellow writers, learning from each other and review each others non-fiction pieces
  • Be advised and supported by experienced author, Mike Nicol
  • Submit your manuscript for consideration to be published under Penguin Random House eKhaya imprint

Course curriculum

This online short course in non-fiction writing is designed to give you the practical skills and expertise to produce your own non-fiction manuscript. With a personalised and supported framework, you’ll study in your own time, guided by industry experts and a dedicated support team. Here’s what you’ll cover:

  • Orientation module Welcome to your Online Campus
  • Course Module 1 Your story
  • Course Module 2 Researching your story
  • Course Module 3 Writing biographies
  • Course Module 4 The first-person narrator
  • Course Module 5 Characters
  • Course Module 6 Preparation for the writing interval

Four-week writing interval

  • Course Module 7 Story review
  • Course Module 8 Writing descriptions
  • Course Module 9 Dialogue
  • Course Module 10 Starting the story
  • Course Module 11 Concluding
  • Course Module 12 Preparing for publication

Earn a certificate from Penguin Random House

On completion of this course you earn a certificate as powerful proof of your new competencies and use it to set yourself apart from the rest and get recognised in the job market.

REGISTER NOW

Your teaching team

At GetSmarter, we improve lives through better education. One of the ways that we achieve this is by bringing rich industry context to an academic environment through our expert facilitation and engagement. We work with university faculty and industry experts to provide a practical, industry lens on the world's leading university subjects.

When do I start?

Our next available short course starts 26 October 2017.

Still have a question? These may help

More courses recommended for you

Back to top

Rise to the top