CREATIVE BLOGGING
CREATIVE WRITING FOR BLOGGERS AND WEB CONTENT WRITERS

There’s a lot of great writing on the web, but very few writers end up converting their talent and passion into a sustainable online readership. That’s because the trick to drawing readers to your writing isn’t having amazing writing skills—it’s knowing what you want to say and developing that message coherently and systematically. In this 10-week course in creative blogging, we'll be looking at storytelling techniques and visual ideas that will help you develop your online voice and boost your readership across social media platforms.


Plus, you'll get:

PLATFORM

an overview of the popular blogging and portfolio platforms Squarespace and Wordpress

STORYTELLING

storytelling techniques for bloggers so you can learn to write engaging narratives in an authentic online voice

VISUALS

an introduction to the best free stock photo sites and online graphic design apps so you can create beautiful images to complement your text

DESIGN

design and visual language tips for creating attractive, responsive layouts for your content

SOCIAL MEDIA

effective scheduling habits for social media and techniques for repurposing your content across social media platforms


BUILDING A BRAND OR PORTFOLIO?

Creative Blogging is perfect for entrepreneurs building brands, creatives looking for visibility for their work, or anyone with a niche concept they’re crazy about. You don’t need any previous experience with websites or blogging to take this course, but you will need a laptop.


+ OUR COURSE OUTLINE

CLASS 1 | YOUR VOICE IS YOUR BRAND: AN OVERVIEW OF CREATIVE BLOGGING

CLASS 2 | DEVELOPING YOUR VOICE 1: THE DOS AND DON’TS OF WEB WRITING

CLASS 3 | DEVELOPING YOUR VOICE 2: CURATING THE WORK OF OTHERS

CLASS 4 | DEVELOPING YOUR VOICE 3: CONNECTING WITH YOUR PERSONAS / TARGET AUDIENCE

CLASS 5 | VISUAL LANGUAGE: CREATING STUNNING VISUALS FOR FREE

CLASS 6 | STORYTELLING TECHNIQUES FOR CREATIVE BLOGGERS PART 1: WRITING A TRANSFORMATIONAL POST

CLASS 7 | MAINTAINING A HEALTHY ONLINE PRESENCE: CROSS-POSTING AND NETWORKING ON SOCIAL MEDIA TO DRAW READERS BACK TO YOUR BLOG OR WEBSITE

CLASS 8 | STORYTELLING TECHNIQUES FOR CREATIVE BLOGGERS PART 2: NARRATING AN EVENT

CLASS 9 | BUY ME NOW!: CRAFTING AN ENGAGING “CALL TO ACTION” POST + MAILING LIST BASICS*

CLASS 10 | YOU’RE THE EXPERT: WRITING HOW-TO POSTS

*OPTIONAL FREE SATURDAY WORKSHOP ON SETTING UP A MAIL CHIMP ACCOUNT


CREATIVE BLOGGING ONLINE

All writers registered in Creative Blogging will also have access to Creative Blogging Online, a virtual resource that complements the course with links to articles, videos and further reading.

Check out the first class here at our sister site Storyline Creatives: 


OUR NEXT COURSE

Creative Blogging is currently running. The next Creative Blogging course will start on April 27, 2017. Register now to book your spot. Space is limited to 8 students. 


IMPORTANT INFO

Course starts: April 27, 2017
Weeks: 10
When: Thursday 18:00-20:00
Where: Write CY
Language: English
Ages: 16+
Cost: €200 *

* PAYABLE IN TWO INSTALLMENTS OF €100. RETIREES & STUDENTS WITH A VALID ID ARE ENTITLED TO A 25% DISCOUNT.


ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

MAX SHERIDAN

Max Sheridan is a writer with a number of published stories under his belt and a debilitating obsession with websites and web writing. In Creative Blogging, Max has found a socially useful way to combine his two favorite manias. Max is also the director of Write CY and co-director of Storyline Creatives, another Cypriot joint that helps people tell their stories. Find him at maxsheridanlit.com.


ABOUT WRITE CY

WRITE CY is a Nicosia-based creative space dedicated to creative writing and community storytelling. We're passionate about opening up the creative writing experience to the public. We also host and organize community-sourced events and projects like the Comic Book Project and our monthly Open Mic Nights at Prozak Kafeneio.