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Writing for a Living

National Extension College


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What will I learn?

While writing is a tremendously enjoyable hobby for a large number of people, for some it’s also a source of income. Our distance learning Writing for a Living course will give you all the knowledge and skills you need to give you the best possible chance of getting your work published. You’ll learn about the different publishing platforms and the differing demands they place on the writer, including which outlet would be most suitable for your work. You’ll also pick up some tips on getting started as a freelancer.

Topics include:
Identifying your goals and dreams
Identifying and establishing a market
Your working methods

What do I need to know?

You will need to have an active interest in writing to benefit from this course.

Course info


Certificate of Attendance/Completion/Achievement (no assessment element)

Study Hours

Variable - to suit the learner

Study mode




Total time for completion

No time limit

More info on price

Payment by instalments available.

Who runs this course?




About NEC The National Extension College (NEC) provides the opportunity for people of all ages and backgrounds to fit life-changing learning into their lives. Whether you’re looking to study in order to go onto further or higher education, change or advance your career or simply for enjoyment, NEC provides online distance learning courses which are of the very highest quality. Course materials are written by experts such as teachers and examiners and are available to you online 24/7 through learn@nec - our virtual learning environment and the gateway to the NEC community. You can study whenever and wherever you like. With tutor support from a qualified teacher and specialist in your chosen subject, NEC will make sure that you

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