Writing for Online Engagement: Fiction in a Digital World skillshare originals badge

Rebecca Sky, Author

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11 Lessons (1h 8m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:33
    • 2. Project

      2:03
    • 3. Online Writing Today

      12:08
    • 4. Writing and Plotting

      7:34
    • 5. Bringing the Craft Online

      4:55
    • 6. Audience

      7:59
    • 7. Merchandising: Personal

      5:53
    • 8. Merchandising: Covers & Blurbs

      10:26
    • 9. Marketing

      7:43
    • 10. Creative Strategies

      6:55
    • 11. Next Steps

      1:12
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Project Description

Share the story, cover, and blurb for your own piece of writing.

ASSIGNMENT

It's important to me that you leave this class with an understanding of your brand, your market, and your content — and this assignment will help you show it all off!

Your assignment is to merchandise 1 piece of your writing. In the project gallery, share your original piece of writing (short story, essay, or blog post), a brief description of your primary audience, and a graphic cover image and short, catchy book blurb.

A great project will angle every element to your primary audience. Ask yourself:

  • Do the references, emotions, and plot of my writing speak to my primary audience?
  • Does my cover clearly convey title & author, while matching the tone & feel of my audience?
  • Does my blurb hook the reader? Will it intrigue my pirmary readers?

This project is not about being perfect! We're all here to grow and become better writers and learn our own styles. Just be yourself, do the best you can!

  

DELIVERABLE

A complete project will include:

  • 1000-3000 story (or other piece of original writing)
  • Brief description of your primary audience
  • Cover
  • Blurb

You can update your project over time, so dive in right away, ask questions to fellow students, and use the Skillshare community to get feedback on your writing & online presence!

  

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