Blogging in English for non-native speakers. Write captivating stories and interviews
This is your guide to storytelling in a foreign language. Simple & effective strategies to write stories that connect, relate, and inspire.
...and I blog and write for the media in English
What this course is about and what to expect
The course structure
Before we begin
Learn to think in English, stop translating
Stop translating. Video Tutorial
Stop translating. Presentation.
Homework and all the useful links
How to do the 30 day writing challenge?
Where to submit homework?
Video answers to FAQ. First homework, 30-day challenge and our FB group...
TIP: make daily writing easier
HOMEWORK. Practice thinking in English
How to edit your writing and the way you think
Video Tutorial. Is it even English?
Presentation. How to edit your writing.
Links to the resources where you can check yourself
Weak Words. VIDEO
Weak Words: The answers... and a new task
Video example: How to revisit what you think, say, and write in English
Video example 2: How to revisit what you think, say, and write in English
What is "it" in your speech?
How to take the best from the #30daychallenge
A complete list of resources to edit your thinking... and your English texts
How to use better language in your writing.
How to find the right synonyms
Zombie nouns. Examples
Eliminating unnecessary words from your texts. Ideas for independent practice.
Creative Writing. Video Tutorial
Creative Writing. Presentation
VIDEO: How to use Pinterest and other social networks for inspiration
How I use Pinterest to practice creative writing
Writing a Letter to Self. Examples.
Why you need to read more to write better
Advice on creative writing from Stephen King
Metaphors and idioms that can spice up your speech
Creative Writing. Useful links & Examples
How to submit Homework
Final assignment for SKILL 3
Video feedback (a part of the final assignment)
Let's define your focus for this section
Practical task #1
HEADLINES for your posts and publications
Examples of great headlines and tools to analyze the ones you create yourself
Video Tutorial. The Zoom-In-Zoom-Out technique
Zoom-in-Zoom-out Technique. Presentation
Two simple tips to begin a story. Begin, end, make a point. Close the loop.
7 ways to begin a story. Presentation
VIDEO TUTORIAL. 7 ways to begin a STORY
Summary of practical tasks so far in this section
Practical task: Submit the beginning of your story here
How to end a story and get your point across
VIDEO Tutorial. How to end your story and get your point across
Examples of how you can get your point across in a story
Where to find inspiration? Podcasts, Blogs, Stories.
Your story. Practical Task
A smart tip to edit your beginning/end....and also scan your resume!
Writing your future stories
How to connect your ideas and why it's important
Download a list of connectors you can use every day
Practical exercise. Where to look for great connectors
Examples of good connectors. Another Practical task
What now? Another practical task
Review. Let's see what you got done!
Start today and have a running blog and your first published stories in 30 days
I will be honored to read your stories and give my feedback
Learn to tell your story in a foreign language - in the most confident, graceful, and memorable way.
Yes, this time you will! A lot of non-native speakers HAVE TO write a lot for work, but they don't feel their English is good enough. The course gives you a chance to practice telling your story and get personalized feedback from your trainer and other course participants (if you wish to share your publications)
We will be working together for 90 days. You will be learning at your own pace, and I'm going to be there for you when you need my feedback and support. I will also share a few cool resources to check if your texts sound like a native speaker has written them.
You will have a place to share your progress with people who care. I promise to get you the first readers of your blog who will give you feedback in the most friendly form. Your trainer will check all your work.
Apply today and have a running blog in English in 30 days