This course consists of 43 video lectures and an expected completion time of 3 hours, which includes video time and individual work via provided activities and challenges. A certificate of completion will be provided after you have completed all lectures.
About This Course
Thoughts swirl around in your head. Ideas come and go. Personal journaling is a great way to transform those ideas, thoughts, and feelings into words. You, though, have a greater desire to share your story as you reflect on experiences and expertise. You want your voice amplified but there’s some hesitation. Or you already blog and have a desire to be just a little BETTER in all aspects of the whole writing process. Does this sound like you?
In this course, join Livia Chan and Kari Pitstick as they explore the 5 W’s of writing and understanding yourself first. Then dive into a multitude of tangible tips and takeaways for things to consider BEFORE, DURING, and AFTER you write. Learn about a writing framework to BETTER understand the thought process as you write. You’re not done just yet! After your work is published, discover effective marketing strategies to share your published work!
ENROLL NOW for access to a comprehensive list of tips and strategies for improving your writing and marketing your work!
Within this course, you will:
- discover the 5 W’s of writing & understanding yourself
- learn 5 writing tips BEFORE you start
- dive into 5 things to consider BEFORE you write (generation & recording of ideas)
- dive into 7 things to consider DURING writing (tangible tips)
- dive into 3 things to consider AFTER writing (revision stage)
- explore 7 ways to market your work once published
Included in this course
- DYRIO Reminder (PDF Download)
- Heart Map Worksheet (PDF Download)
- Writing Thought Process (PDF Download)
- 43 Video Lectures.
- Official Certificate of Completion.
- Digital Badge to show off your awesomeness.
ABOUT KARI PITSTICK
Kari Pitstick is a 7th grade English Language Arts teacher and athletic coach in Illinois. She is the Director of Digital Content for the Teach Better Team. She graduated from Illinois State University in 2015 with a bachelor’s in Middle Level Education, and American College of Education in 2018 with a master’s in Curriculum & Instruction.
Kari has known she wanted to teach at the middle level since she was in middle school herself. One of her main missions is to provide a safe and friendly environment for students to explore their passions as learners and as people.
Kari is an avid reader, spending most of her free time reading and writing, and she hopes to share that passion with all those around her - students and adults, alike!
ABOUT LIVIA CHAN
Livia Chan is an author and Head Teacher passionate about community, leading with heart, and daily lifelong learning. She truly believes in the power of connections and positivity, and thoroughly enjoys building relationships by reaching out with kindness and gratitude. Livia lives by the belief that it is through every interaction that we have the opportunity to intentionally uplift and appreciate others in order to brighten their day, make an imprint on their heart, and impact their lives. Her other passions include family, friends, and ringette.
For over 20 years, Livia has continued to experience the joy of teaching in the Greater Vancouver area in BC, Canada and loves her dual role as a Head Teacher and classroom teacher. Previously, she served on the District Staff Development Team in Learning Technologies supporting K-12 educators. Currently, Livia is honored to be the Digital Content Coordinator for the Teach Better Team and loves being a part of this family! Her motto is “Working together to better ourselves, each other, and the world around us.”
During this course, you will:
discover the 5 W’s of writing & understanding yourself.
learn 5 writing tips BEFORE you start.
dive into 5 things to consider BEFORE you write (generation & recording of ideas).
dive into 7 things to consider DURING writing (tangible tips).
dive into 3 things to consider AFTER writing (revision stage).
explore 7 ways to market your work once published.
Included in this course:
DYRIO Reminder (PDF Download)
Heart Map Worksheet (PDF Download)
Writing Thought Process (PDF Download)
43 Video Lectures.
Official Certificate of Completion.
Digital Badge to show off your awesomeness.
Start2.1 WHO am I? Intro to the 5 W's (2:46)
Start2.2 WHO am I writing for? Target Audience (1:15)
Start2.3 WHO am I writing for? Personal Stories (1:10)
Start2.4 WHAT will I write? (1:47)
Start2.5 WHEN will I write? (5:29)
Start2.6 WHERE will I write? Drafting in a Google Doc (3:20)
Start2.7 WHERE will I write? Formatting to WordPress (1:35)
Start2.8 WHY am I writing? (5:11)