Make Your Writing Stand Out in Eight Easy Steps Premium class

Rachel Leroy, Stop Striving and Start Thriving

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10 Videos (55m)
    • Introduction

    • Words

    • Sentences

    • Structures

    • Paragraphs

    • Purpose

    • Presentation

    • Attitudes

    • Habits

    • ClosingThoughts


About This Class

Master brilliant writing and beat your competition with a research-based system designed by a professional writing coach.

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How This Course Is Designed

The course is broken down into four sections, each section containing two strategies to help you improve your writing style, approach, and habits. Each section is an abbreviated version of Becoming a Professional Writer. These strategies will help you improve clarity, flow, presentation, and results in your writing. The ultimate outcome and goal is writing that stands out and sells.

The version of the course includes the basics of each strategy.

Each strategy contains a slideshow and a synchronized video lecture that elaborates on each slideshow. Each strategy includes the following:

  1. The strategy in a nutshell.
  2. An explanation that elaborates on and clarifies each strategy and best practices.
  3. Examples to explain the strategy in practice.
  4. Exercises at the end of each strategy will test your knowledge, put the strategy into practice now, and facilitate lasting changes in your writing.

By the end of the course you will know how to do the following:

Words and Sentences

  • Build better clarity, flow, and conciseness in sentences through better word economy.
  • Improve tone and structure through activated sentences.

Structures and Paragraphs

  • Increase the effect of each sentence through optimized word order.
  • Grab your reader's attention and keep it throughout the piece.

Purpose and Presentation

  • Set clear goals and build unity in a writing piece to persuade your reader.
  • Build credibility and achieve desired results for writing that sells.

Attitudes and Habits

  • Practice effective attitudes that will maximize results and improve your efficiency. And these attitudes will make the process funner!
  • Create healthy writing habits that will increase productivity, improve results, and increase your chances of success.

Each category includes a concise skill set to help you sharpen your style and craft. Enroll in this course now to get started on writing with quality that sells. The longer course goes more in depth and includes more extensive techniques elaborated on the ones here.

If you sign up for this course today, you will write sterling prose in a few short days.

6 of 6 students recommendSee All

This is a really useful, very technical class. I definitely recommend it to everyone, it is well worth your time and money. You will need a basic understanding of grammar to fully appreciate the course.
Great course! Lots of information. I will take this class again.





Rachel Leroy

Stop Striving and Start Thriving

Rachel Leroy BA, MA, MFA

Team Lead, Writing Professor, and Life Coach


As a teacher and lifelong learner, I'm excited to engage my creativity and expertise to help students and other learners engage in empowering learning experiences that will help them succeed in their careers, education, and lives. With thirteen years experience as an Assistant Professor in English, writing, and composition at Georgia Southern University, I have acquired experience teaching writing and composition, creative writing, critical thinking and logic, online learning, research methods, first year college experience, student-centered learning, editing, grammar, and literature.

How I Relate to Students--Stop Striving and

Start Thriving

I know what it's like to work hard for something and overcome obstacles to your dreams. I know what it's like to not have things handed to you. I know what it's like to watch the other guy get ahead when you don't. I know what it's like to learn things when they don't come naturally to you. I know what it's like to persist on days you don't even know what you're doing or if you'll make it. I take these personal experiences and use them to relate to you with understanding and care. I have many achieved goals in spite of challenges, and I can help you do the same, because I understand what it's like to be there. I help students Stop Striving and Start Thriving.

Being Your Instructor

After finishing school, I learned to teach others to write by being thrown into a college writing classroom with little experience. With the help of other amazing teachers, I taught myself how to teach while I was doing it. In this twelve year experience, I learned to make writing fun and easy to understand for students at different levels in the writing process. Strong teaching evaluations from students backed that there was something to the techniques I was using, because students were benefiting from them. In the end, my chief goal is always to help students learn, enjoy, and love writing.


I obtained a BA in English Literature at Georgia Southern University, an MA in English Literature at Georgia Southern University, and an MFA (terminal degree) in Creative Writing (with thesis in poetry) at Sewanee School of Letters at University of the South. I am passionate about human creativity and learning, and helping students make new connections and achieve personal empowerment through their writing.

Personal Interests

I'm on a mission to help those who are hurting to cope, help those who have failed to succeed, and help those with mental illnesses to stop striving and start thriving. My focus is especially to help those that don't succeed the first time, or perhaps the tenth. You can make it if you don't give up and learn smart. As a teacher and lifelong learner, I'm excited to engage my creativity and expertise to help students and other learners engage in empowering learning experiences that will help them succeed in their careers, education, and lives.