Serious Writer Academy is designed to help writers and authors polish their craft and build their personal platforms. The academy’s faculty offer a variety of courses in the following categories: fiction, non-fiction, children’s, platform, and business. Whether you’re a beginner or wanting to take your writing to the next level, Serious Writer Academy courses can help you pursue and achieve your goals.
For writers, our website is our central hub to help our audience find us and communicate with us. WordPress.com offers a beautiful and user-friendly solution to do just that! This module provides an overview of WordPress.com (and clarifies the difference between it and WordPress.org), breaks down account options, tours the admin dashboard and some popular features, teaches how and where we can incorporate our blog in WordPress, and explores several options for adding images and media to dress up our site. If you’re interesting in creating your own website, WordPress.com is a great place to start and offers a free or inexpensive do-it-yourself option.
A great way to provide added value to your readers is through newsletters. But the question is: how to start? While there are several email marketing services available, MailChimp continues to rank high on the list. In this course, we learn how to set up an account, create a list (of email subscribers), design a campaign (newsletter), and more. Plus, we can integrate MailChimp with your WordPress.com account (using a handy little widget) that will let you add a pop-up invitation for visitors to subscribe.
You’ve probably seen the memes that writers share on social media—with stunning photography and personalized text. Maybe you don’t think you’re much of a designer, but the good news is that you don’t have to be! Canva has been called the “easiest to use design program” and offers both free and professional accounts. In this course, we’ll explore this online tool for designing memes, social media banners, and much more. If you want to streamline your online platform’s visuals or simply create inspiring or motivational images to share, this course is for you.
How it works
Serious Writer Academy is open year round, so you can choose classes to fit your own schedule. There are different levels of courses, depending on length and complexity of content.
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