Writing for blogs: a taster

Course Dates: 20/11/20 - 27/11/20
Time: 18:00 - 20:30
Location: Online

Got a passion, a journey or an obsession to share? Blogging is the perfect medium through which to share your interests with the world. This taster course teaches the essential skills required to write blogposts that will resonate.

This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.


What is the course about?

This fun and interactive workshop provides introductory information to students who are just starting their blogging journey. Tips, techniques and approaches to writing intriguing, compelling and inspiring blogposts will be provided.

Students say: "I really enjoyed this course - it was so helpful for a beginner"; "very helpful, informative and engaging"; "loads of useful information"; "brilliant tutor, insightful teaching - I learnt a lot in a few hours.".

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

- Develop an understanding of why you want to blog and what you hope to get from it
- Start to understand who you want your reader to be, and why they would want to read your blog
- Learn more about the different style of blogs
- Understand the basics that a blog post and a blog should contain
- Begin to understand how a blog gets found by others, and how you can promote your blog
- A chance to ask questions about your own blog ideas.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Understand what you want your blog to be, and have tangible 'next steps' to work on
- Develop your understanding of blogs, and what being a blogger means.
- Generate a list of blog post ideas that you're ready to write.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This is a beginners course. Students will need to write in fluent English and will need an enthusiasm for starting or developing their own blog.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

You will be taught with a mix of pair work, tutor instruction, short writing tasks and extract analysis.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Writing materials.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

City Lit offers a range of non-fiction writing courses. For more information, browse the writing section of our website.

All students are invited to join us at Late Lines, our regular performance night for City Lit writers. Students are also encouraged to submit their work to Between the Lines, our annual anthology of creative writing. For the latest news, courses and events, stay in touch with the Department on Facebook and Twitter.


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Reviews below are by students who have attended this course, regardless of the course teacher. Please be aware you may not be booking onto a course with the same teacher.

Fascinating course: just do it.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 04/12/2019)
The tutor was knowledge, the atmosphere relaxed and the course was good.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 03/12/2019)
Interesting and informative. Not a technical course but an introduction on how and why. Tutor was very engaging.
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Review by anonymous / (Posted on 02/12/2019)
Very well taught and engaging, really good taster of blogging
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Review by anonymous / (Posted on 01/12/2019)
I didn't think I needed anyone to tell me how to write a blog but having attended this course and got so many helpful tips and ideas, I would thoroughly recommend it to people who takes blogging seriously and want to use it to enhance their career profiles and more.
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Review by Anna / (Posted on 21/07/2019)
Very good overview of blogs for beginners
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 20/07/2019)
Book it. Excellent course tutor.
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Review by Susan J / (Posted on 20/07/2019)
What are you waiting for?
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Review by Vivienne Austin / (Posted on 02/12/2018)
Tutor Biographies
Terry Freedman

An ex-secondary school teacher, Head of Department and senior manager, Terry Freedman has been blogging and freelance writing since the 1990s. He has authored a number of books, both published and self-published, and is a member of the Society of Authors, where he is a member of the Educational Writers Group committee. He has written articles for many publications, including The Guardian, TES and Teach Secondary, and blog posts for companies in the education sphere. He holds a BA, MA and Post-Graduate Certificate in Education, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a member of the British Computer Society.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.

Book your place

Course Code: HJ093

Fri, eve, 20 Nov - 27 Nov '20

Duration: 2 sessions (over 2 weeks)

Full fee: £69.00
Senior fee: £69.00
Concession: £28.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

Any questions? writing@citylit.ac.uk
or call 020 7492 2717

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