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The ExpertRating Online Writing Course (Fiction Writing-II)
(leading to ExpertRating Writing Certification-Fiction Writing).

Do you have a story idea but aren't sure how to begin? Do your friends say you write well, but you're not sure how to get started on that first book? Do you have a manuscript, or parts of a manuscript, and need to know how to polish it for publication? Are you a published author who wants to learn techniques to write more effectively and efficiently?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then Advanced Fiction Writing is for you!

In this course, you'll explore all the topics a writer needs to create a successful manuscript, including story structure, plot, character, dialogue, setting, suspense, conflict, action, viewpoint, tense, and even how to get published. Each lesson includes an assignment that will help you develop or polish your manuscript. And in the Discussion Area, you'll have an opportunity to share your work with classmates to obtain their feedback.

In Advanced Fiction Writing, you'll explore the essential techniques that are often overlooked by other writing classes and textbooks. And you'll explore them in a clear, step-by-step fashion that will make it easy for you to turn your story idea into a published book. Join us for the next six weeks, and you'll never look at fiction writing the same way again!

Buy the ExpertRating Online Writing Course (Fiction Writing-II)- $129.99

This course includes a knowledgeable and caring instructor who will guide you through your lessons, facilitate discussions, and answer your questions. The instructor for this course will be Steve Alcorn.

Steve Alcorn

About the ExpertRating Online Writing Course (Fiction Writing-II) instructor: Steve Alcorn is the published author of a wide range of fiction and nonfiction works, including the mystery "A Matter of Justice," the historical novel "Everything in Its Path," the romance "Ring of Diamonds" (under the pseudonym Sharon Stevens), and an illustrated journal of his travels around the world called "Travel Kid." When he isn't writing and teaching, Steve serves as the president of Alcorn McBride Inc., a company that engineers equipment for all of your favorite theme park rides.

 Online Fiction Writing Certification requirements: For taking this instructor led ExpertRating Online Writing Course (Fiction Writing-II) you need Internet access, e-mail, and the Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox Web browser.

 Testimonials: The ExpertRating Online Writing Course (Fiction Writing-II) has received overwhelming positive feedback and reviews from students around the world. Here are a few:
"After I finished Write Fiction Like a Pro, I finished my first manuscript and an outline for a second. This course has given me a lot of stuff to "fix" in both manuscripts! The sections that helped most were the ones on character development (especially those background noise characters), the advanced scene and sequel section, the section on beginnings and endings, and the section on writing big. Learning how to show and not tell has been a wonderful eye opener as well. All the lessons were a great help to me; the ones I listed were just favorites. The do vs. don't style of your lessons helps me a lot more than dropping vague hints and expecting me to catch nuances ever would. As with Write Fiction Like a Pro, I liked how everything you teach is so straight forward. I couldn't have done this without your instruction, Steve, and I'll always appreciate your help. When I get published, you'll get an autographed copy!"
"A very enjoyable course; knowledgeable and helpful instructor; good experience."
"Before this class, I had read (and even studied) several books on writing fiction. Although several mentioned scene and one spoke of the importance of emotion, not one of them mentioned scene structure as taught here. Scene & sequel is powerful. I'd read about three acts, and even tried to apply them, but the idea of a trigger, crisis and epiphany was most helpful to me. To the best of my recollection I'd never heard of setting the clock, either. Putting these and other elements together helped me see how to improve my writing. I'll be back for Mystery Writing and Write Like a Pro in a few weeks. Thanks Steve."
"Challenging and informative, I'd recommend this class to anyone who's interested in writing a novel or short story."
"Challenging and informative, I recommend this class to anyone who's interested in writing a novel or short story."
"Especially enjoyed lesson 12--great course and fantastic instructor. Please develop a fourth course, Steve!"
"EVERY lesson was invaluable. Story structure was an eye opener for me, especially since I didn't learn that in my undergraduate creative writing major. I also felt that scene and sequel was great, as well as beginnings and endings, which I think was the most helpful for me so far. Thanks!"
"Excellent instructor, wonderful and invaluable course. Am already signed up for another of this instructor's courses. He answers questions very quickly. I would recommend this course to anyone who wanted to get the most out of their writing."
"Fantastic course! Steve Alcorn is a wonderful teacher and mentor."
"For six weeks I've been excited, anticipating each lesson. It would be impossible to pick out what the most valuable thing I've learned would be; there are so many. I'm more determined than ever to complete and publish my novel and this class and Write Fiction Like A Pro have given me the confidence and drive I needed!"

Buy the ExpertRating Online Writing Course (Fiction Writing-II)- $129.99

ExpertRating Online Writing Course (Fiction Writing-II)

(leading to ExpertRating Writing Certification-Fiction Writing)

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When you choose the ExpertRating Online Writing Course (Fiction Writing-II) you can be sure that you are buying a premium International certification that is recognized by hundreds of employers and Government bodies in the US and other countries.


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 The ExpertRating Writing Certification (Fiction Writing) is by far the best value for money instructor led Writing Program at $129.99.


Some Popular questions and answers about this ExpertRating Online Writing Course (Fiction Writing-II) and Certification:

 How much does the Writing Certification cost and what does it include?

You can buy this ExpertRating Online Writing Course (Fiction Writing-II) leading to Writing certification (Fiction Writing) at a special offer price of only $129.99 which includes the in-depth ExpertRating Online Writing Course (Fiction Writing-II) Courseware and exam fee. This is the best value for money Writing Program available till date. You get the following services within the USD $129.99 fee.

 In-depth ExpertRating Online Writing Course (Fiction Writing-II) Courseware including scenarios and case studies.

 An instructor to guide you through the course and to whom you can direct your questions.

 World wide airmail delivery of the hard copy Writing Certificate. The Writing Certificate can be used to prove your certified status and does not mention the words "online".

 An online transcript that can be used to prove your certified credentials on the internet at any time.

ExpertRating  Advanced Fiction Writing Certification

How do I get certified?

The process of getting yourself certified is very simple. All you have to do is buy the ExpertRating Online Writing Course (Fiction Writing-II) for $129.99. Log in to the instructor led course using your password. Go through the ExpertRating Online Writing Course (Fiction Writing-II) Courseware (which would take you 6 weeks) and complete the final Writing Certification exam at your convenience. You can complete the exam within 2 months of buying the Writing Certification. The result of the exam appears as soon as it is completed, and your Writing Certificate is mailed immediately.

What learning aids will I get?

The ExpertRating Online Writing Course (Fiction Writing-II) includes the following learning aids:

24 x 7 hour access to the courseware. A printer friendly version of the ExpertRating Online Writing Course (Fiction Writing-II) is also provided

A friendly instructor to answer your questions online

A discussion area to have your questions answered

Chapter end quizzes to ensure that you are learning important aspects of every chapter

Chapter assignments to help you practically use the Writing that you will learn during the Writing Course.

What is the final exam like?

The final exam is fully based upon the   ExpertRating Online Writing Course (Fiction Writing-II) Courseware that is provided along with the Writing Certification. If you have gone through the courseware properly you should not have a problem clearing the exam. The exam consists of multiple choice questions from all chapters of the ExpertRating Online Writing Course (Fiction Writing-II) Courseware.

What are the course start dates?

ExpertRating instructor led courses commence every month, you can always choose a suitable date for your course commencement in any month. To see available course start dates, please click on the "Enroll now" button. All courses run for six weeks, with a two-week grace period at the end. Two lessons are released each week for the six-week duration of the course. You do not have to be present when the lesson is released, but you must complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.

A new section of each course starts on the second or third Wednesday of each month. If enrolling in a series of two or more courses please be sure to space the start date for each course at least two months apart.


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Certified Creative Writers can earn up to $100,000 per year! With Careers in Online and Offline Publishing booming, this is the time to become a certified Commercial Writer.

Many people who take up the craft and hobby of writing turn to fiction. Fiction is the big daddy of the creative writing world. Perhaps writers gravitate to fiction because everybody has a story to tell. You can create fiction from life. You can create fiction from the rusty innards of your imagination. You can create fiction that tells a 500-page story, or fiction that tells its story in just a few short pages.


There are some rules and some structures to follow. To write good fiction, you must have a basic understanding of some basic concepts. Then, you must understand how to turn those concepts into a readable story. You have to learn how to use dialogue, how to find your setting and theme and how to write a story that's captivating, interesting and which readers will want to read. The ExpertRating Advanced Fiction Writing Certification course will unravel the secrets of great fiction writing.

ExpertRating Online Writing Course (Fiction Writing-II) Coverage (6 weeks program)  

Week One

Wednesday - Lesson 01

Welcome to Advanced Fiction Writing! During the next six weeks, you're going to take a detailed look at all the aspects of fiction writing, including story structure, plot, character, dialogue, setting, suspense, conflict, action, viewpoint, tense, and even how to get published. It sounds like you've got your work cut out for yourselves! But don't worry. You'll take it one step at a time. In this first lesson you'll begin by discussing the three-act story structure and how you can use it to create emotionally satisfying fiction.

Friday - Lesson 02

Where do plots come from? Sometimes an idea pops into your head, and all of its details play themselves out as you jot them down. Other times, coming up with a good plot is a real struggle. Wouldn't it be great if there were some templates you could use to create plots that would work? Fortunately, there are. This lesson, will introduce you to them.

Week Two

Wednesday - Lesson 03

The driving force behind whatever you write is character. Without a well-constructed, believable character, your readers won't care about the story. And without a consistent, clearly defined character, you won't have anyone to traverse the physical obstacles of the plot. How do you create well-constructed, believable, consistent, and clearly defined characters? You'll be shown how in this lesson.

Friday - Lesson 04

In this lesson you'll turn your attention to viewpoint, voice, and tense. You'll have a chance to right in the lesson to test-drive the ideas you'll be discussing. These road tests will give you an opportunity to try out your possible choices on sample scenarios and see how they work for you. Then you'll be shown how they are tackled.

Week Three

Wednesday - Lesson 05-

What good is setting, anyway? Isn't it just a bunch of set decoration that you can add without much consideration of the story or plot? Oh, no. Setting is actually one of your most powerful tools for conveying emotion. How so? Setting helps establish your story's mood, reinforces your theme, and immerses your readers in the story, which makes all your other words more memorable. You'll explore all these ideas in this lesson.

Friday - Lesson 06

To write your long form, it's vital for you to understand that every sentence contributes to the flow of your prose. Each paragraph relates to those that come before and after. In this lesson, you're going to delve into the internal structure of fiction, called scene and sequel. You'll discover how to use scene and sequel with the checkpoints of story structure, with dialogue, and with an eye to pacing. You'll also have lots of exercises to help you polish your scene and sequel skills throughout this lesson.

Week Four

Wednesday - Lesson 07

In this lesson, you're going to learn about action and suspense. Conflict creates action. And it also creates suspense, which is the possibility of action. As essential as conflict is, it's surprisingly hard to write. Why? Because most of you spend your lives trying to avoid it. As a writer, though, you must immerse yourself in conflict. In this lesson, you'll learn how.

Friday - Lesson 08

People spend a lot of their lives talking, so doesn't it seem like it should be easy to write dialogue? Actually, in many ways, it's the most difficult part of fiction writing. Creating convincing, meaningful dialogue that advances the plot and contributes to character development can be an author's greatest challenge. In this lesson, you'll meet that challenge and see how to succeed.

Week Five

Wednesday - Lesson 09

There's only one chance to make a first impression—that's as true of fiction as it is of people. So in this lesson, you'll examine how to make your first impression with your first few lines. You'll also see how to make a lasting impact with your story's last few paragraphs. This lesson will show you lots of great examples that should help you to spark your own creative ideas.

Friday - Lesson 10

Writing is more than a profession. It's also an art. As you begin writing your long form, you'll have many artistic tools to work with. This lesson will look at a few of them, including symbols and metaphors, plus techniques for writing "bigger."

Week Six

Wednesday - Lesson 11

One of the most common bits of advice to authors is "show, don't tell." In short, it means letting your readers make discoveries through your characters and their surroundings, not because you, as the author, explained it to them. Telling is a trap even very experienced authors can fall into. In this lesson, you'll explore ways to avoid it. You'll also look at the differences between drama and melodrama, and when to use each of them.

Friday - Lesson 12

In this final lesson, you'll explore the steps you'll follow to get your book onto the shelves of your local bookstore. First, you'll need to edit your first draft into a polished second draft. Then it's time to find an agent, a publisher, or a printer. Finally, you need to take the initiative in marketing your book. If that sounds like a lot of effort, it is. But seeing your book in print makes everything well worth it.

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