Writing for blogs: a taster
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: HJ097
Available start dates
Duration: 1 session
What is the course about?
This fun and interactive day workshop is designed for students already familiar with blogging basics. Tips and techniques for writing intriguing, compelling and inspiring blogposts will be provided. Students will be supported in developing the content they are already creating so it meets a higher standard.
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.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
- Blog posts audiences respond to.
- Tips for developing your blogging style.
- How to write more compelling blog copy.
- Raising the profile of 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 how to better serve your blog readers.
- Understand how to develop the style and content of your posts to a higher standard.
- Understand how to raise the profile of your blog.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This is an intermediate course. Students will need to write in fluent English and will need an enthusiasm for developing their existing 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.
City Lit Writing endeavours to create a safe and welcoming space for all and we strongly support the use of content notes in our classes. This means that learners are encouraged to make their tutor and classmates aware in advance if any writing they wish to share contains material that may be deemed sensitive. If you are unsure about what might constitute sensitive content, please ask your tutor for further clarification and read our expectations for participating in writing courses at City Lit.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
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.
Lorna V is an award-winning playwright, performance artist, writer and educator. She has contributed to many publications including the Daily Mail, the Guardian Weekend, Sunday Times Style, and Time Out where she was lifestyle editor. She has written three personal development books for the Psychologies magazine brand published by Wiley. Her interest in psychology led to an MSc in Creative Arts and Mental Health. As a writer-performer she has appeared at venues and festivals in and out of London, including Battersea Arts Centre, Blue Elephant Theatre and Oxford’s Old Fire Station. She has just embarked on a PhD at Queen Mary University of London's School of English and Drama, investigating and making solo theatre work that addresses heritage and mental health.
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.