Crash Course in Effective Writing

This complimentary crash course in effective writing will help you structure your written work, improve your style, and engage your readers’ attention.

Are You Ready to Become a Writer?

Start Sharing Your Story

Instructor(s)

Editor and Book Coach

Susan Crossman

BA (Hons.), MA. Senior Instructor and Coach

Is this a good time to start working on your book? With so many people stationed at home during these unfamiliar times I've been fielding an increasing number of calls about book writing. I work with coaches, consultants, thought leaders, and innovators to write a high-quality non-fiction book that will help them share their message, enhance their credibility, and generate greater revenue through public speaking and other business initiatives. As an author, book coach and editor, I bring adventure into my work and in recent years I've been wine tasting in Porto, I've studied the labyrinth at the gracious Cathedral of Chartres, and I've gone ziplining in Costa Rica. I've luged down a mountain in New Zealand, and gone trekking in the hills north of Khatmandu. I've hiked among the ruins of Macchu Pichu, and picnicked in the south of France. I have become, just like you, a library of stories that have shaped my environment, my dreams and my hopes for our planet. Member of Editors Canada, The Writers Union of Canada, and the US-based Editorial Freelancers Association.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Instructions for this course

    • How to use this course

  • 2

    Welcome to the Crash Course in Effective Writing!

    • A message from Susan Crossman of Crossman Communications

    • Before we begin...

    • Crash Course in Effective Writing

  • 3

    Lesson One

    • Something to Think About...

    • Four Steps Involved in Getting Your Book Done

    • Crash Course: Lesson One

    • Lesson One: Structure Your Ideas With Impact

  • 4

    Lesson Two

    • Something to Think About...

    • How Long Should It Take To Write A Book

    • Crash Course: Lesson Two

    • Lesson Two: Secret Steps For Writing With Style

  • 5

    Lesson Three

    • Something to Think About...

    • What Does An Editor Do?

    • Crash Course: Lesson Three

    • Lesson Three: Writing For Audience Engagement

    • More resources for you

    • Before you go...

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