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The ExpertRating Online Writing Certification (Beginners)
(leading to ExpertRating Writing Certification).

If you've always wanted to write but have no idea where to start, this course will demystify the process for you. You'll get a taste of the writing life, improve your writing skills, and develop new ways to stretch your creative muscles.

This exciting, hands-on course for the creative writing novice is filled with challenging exercises, expert advice, and plenty of direct support and encouragement. As you work your way through the lessons, you'll develop your own short, creative fiction or nonfiction piece.


Our emphasis in this course is on developing your skills through practice, so you’ll spend more time writing than reading. You'll master important concepts by completing enjoyable writing exercises and assignments, and you'll discover a variety of strategies and techniques the pros use to develop characters, create a compelling point of view, build interest through dialogue, and add meaning to your stories.

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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 Ann Linquist.

Ann Linquist

About the ExpertRating Online Writing Certification (Beginners) instructor :Ann Linquist is a popular continuing education instructor on college campuses, at corporations, and with non-profit organizations. She has helped thousands of adults learn to tackle their writing tasks with enthusiasm. Having written everything from novels to newsletters, articles to ad copy, and poetry to proposals, Linquist is able to address the writing needs of each individual. The breadth of her background ensures a powerful, involving learning experience that builds on the strengths of each participant.

  Beginning Writer's Workshop requirements: For taking this instructor led ExpertRating Online Writing Certification (Beginners) you need Internet access, e-mail, and the Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox Web browser.

  Testimonials: The ExpertRating Online Writing Certification (Beginners) has received overwhelming positive feedback and reviews from students around the world. Here are a few:

"Ann, I want to thank you so much. This class has been wonderful for me. As a writer, I know I have a long way to go, but I am willing to do what it takes to get there, and this class has served as wonderful beginning for me. I thank you and hope all aspiring writers take this course. It is a godsend."

"Ann, this course has been a revelation. I've attended many writers workshops over the past quarter century, and none of them equaled your course. I thought I had a solid grasp on writing techniques and the basics, but you presented solid, step-by-step information that was not only helpful but stimulating and exciting. Concurrently, your comments and encouragement were right on target, as was the support of the classmates. Well done and thorough, and the exercises were superb. Thank you very much."

"Ann understands the fragility of the beginning writer and the need for gentleness when critiquing. She taught me that writing is fun and to enjoy it which is the most important lesson of all. If it's not fun, why work so hard at it?"

"Ann was very good with all the students and genuinely seemed to care that we got what we needed from the course. I thought the course helped me a great deal."

"Ann -- You have created an excellent program that makes it ok for even the most timid of us writer wanna-be's to dare while we learn. Thanks for creating such a supportive atmosphere. Your lessons are very readable and full of useful information. The exercises are challenging and insightful; they inspired creative works I didn't know I had in me. Your feedback on individual writing assignments has been encouraging and educational. Thanks!"

"As a retired person, I took this course to jump-start my interest in writing. This course met that need, and more. I was grateful for the gentle approach Ann used in guiding us to our inner spirit. I wish the course were longer!!"

"Great class! I loved the assignments, and Ann's teaching style. I found the feedback extremely helpful. Ann has sparked the creativity in me and has given me confidence. I believe in myself and what I can produce creatively. I am inspired to keep on writing."

"I didn't have a story that needed to be told. I didn't consider myself a closet writer. I didn't have a book of ideas. I took this course because I wanted to expand my horizons and have fun. This course surpassed all my expectations. I gained insight into and increased the trust in my creative ability. I have become more observant of the world and people that surround me. I've used the skills I learned in this course to become more aware of who I am and what I want in life."

"I enjoyed the class and look forward to an advanced version."

"I have never before taken a writing course and I wouldn't have believed that an online course would be so interactive. It was a great experience. I learned so much more than I thought I would. I took the course on a whim and it turned out to be the most fun I have had in a long time. It actually has got me writing rather than just thinking about writing."

"I have taken several courses on writing, and this one is by far one of the best. So many courses don't tell you "how" to go about tackling the writing process, and this class showed me exactly how to do that. I learned a lot, and I would enjoy more classes like this one. Thank you!!"

"I learned more in this course than in any earlier courses I have taken. It challenged me in a way that made me WORK. I'm not used to that."

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ExpertRating Online Writing Certification (Beginners)

(leading to ExpertRating Writing Certification)

 ExpertRating is one of the world's only ISO 9001:2015 Certified companies (from TUV America) offering an Online Writing Certification (Beginners) Course (leading to ExpertRating Writing Certification (Beginners) Skills Certification).


Over 5 million people from 120 countries have benefited from ExpertRating Online Tests and Certifications. ExpertRating offers its testing services to the world's best companies such as Convergys Corp, UPS, GAP, Sony, Coke, Citrix, Deltek Corp, IKEA Systems and Ericsson to name a few. See where ExpertRating Certified Professionals are working.

 It is very safe to buy from ExpertRating. Apart from being an ISO 9001:2015 certified company, it is also HackerSafe approved.


ExpertRating upholds the highest privacy standards and complies with strict program requirements, ensuring that your information is always safe. ExpertRating has certified Several thousand individuals who are working with leading companies across the US and other countries. View list.

When you choose the ExpertRating Online Writing Certification (Beginners) 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.


 With ExpertRating you get certified quickly online and you are equipped with a store house of information through the in-depth ExpertRating Online Writing Certification (Beginners) Courseware which has been developed by experienced Writing and Publishing Experts.

 The ExpertRating Writing Certification 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 Certification (Beginners) and certification:

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

You can buy this ExpertRating Online Writing Certification (Beginners) leading to Writing certification at a special offer price of only $129.99 which includes the in-depth ExpertRating Online Writing Certification (Beginners) 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 Certification (Beginners) 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   Beginning Writer's Workshop 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 Certification (Beginners) for $129.99. Log in to the instructor led course using your password. Go through the ExpertRating Online Writing Certification (Beginners) 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 Certification (Beginners) includes the following learning aids:

24 x 7 hour access to the courseware. A printer friendly version of the ExpertRating Online Writing Certification (Beginners) 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 Certification (Beginners) 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 Certification (Beginners) 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.


 Buy the ExpertRating Online Writing Certification (Beginners) - $129.99


With careers in online and offline publishing booming, this is the time to become a certified Commercial Writer.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Creative Writing is a field that's growing at a faster than average rate with an estimated 6 million Creative Writers currently working in various online and offline Publishing houses, press, broadcasting companies, advertising agencies, public relations firms and media.  If you're interested in a career in Creative Writing, now is an excellent time to jump in.


Since there are a lot of Creative Writing job seekers, who are trying to advance their career to senior Creative writing or Senior Content Developer positions, extra credentials count. Enhancing your resume with an ExpertRating Beginning Writer’s Workshop Certification course can definitely give you an edge above the rest.

ExpertRating Online Writing Certification (Beginners) Coverage (6 weeks program)  

Week One

Wednesday - Lesson 01

You'll jump right in and start writing in this first lesson, but with the permission to write as poorly as you want. This isn't school as you knew it! In this lesson, you'll find out how to enjoy yourself while you write—when you're having fun, that's when the learning starts. You'll learn how to listen to your mind work so you can practice turning your thoughts into words. You'll discover that you're quite a complicated person and why it's all right to think of yourself as a writer.

Friday - Lesson 02

In this lesson, you'll write even more as you practice writing description and capturing detail. More than that, you'll complete writing experiments that will help you discover what ideas and symbols reside in the things you write about. And you'll practice using description to capture emotion. By the end of the lesson, you'll have enough material to decide what you want to write about. You'll start work on a short, creative piece that you'll finish by the end of the class.

Week Two

Wednesday - Lesson 03

In this lesson, you'll explore the different forms that fiction and creative nonfiction can take. Form is the container that holds your ideas. Creative nonfiction is a new genre that offers you many terrific ways to explore your love of writing. To stimulate your creative side, this lesson also includes a list of some odd forms you might try. You'll find out that you have the option of ignoring the decision about form for now, letting it emerge from your content as you write. It takes courage, but you can do it.

Friday - Lesson 04

Memorizing the major points of view is boring! Instead, you'll spend this lesson writing from each of the points of view, then learning about them afterward. You'll have a lot more fun that way. This lesson will show you how distance works in creative writing, and why your verb tense can make a big difference. This practice will give you a taste of each point of view option, and help you decide which you want to use in your own creative piece.

Week Three

Wednesday - Lesson 05-

In this lesson, you'll get a chance to play by exploring the concept of creativity. You'll find your own creative center and use it to come up with ideas that are better than you expected. You'll try a technique called "galumphing" to create a mini-story. You'll learn to take the attitude of a bricoleur so that you can make something out of nothing. You'll gain the knowledge you need to continually nurture your creative ability.

Friday - Lesson 06

You'd think the topic of revision would be dull and dry. The exact opposite is true. Revision is one of the most amazing tools a writer can use. Beyond learning the nuts and bolts of revision, you'll learn how revision is a process of discovery. Your creativity will constantly contribute while you evaluate your words using all your abilities. Come along for a bit of revelation.

Week Four

Wednesday - Lesson 07

Here's where you'll learn why it's so easy to write poorly, and you'll discover some good ways to catch yourself when you do. You'll find out why nouns are more powerful than adjectives and why a strong verb outshines a descriptive adverb. Next, this lesson will examine each step of the communication process and practice making dull sentences interesting. You'll learn a great technique for eliminating clichés and use the depths of your creative ability to write a powerful, original description.

Friday - Lesson 08

Every creative writer can use some tips about the logistics of dialogue. It's not easy to write what characters are thinking, avoid hedging words, use conflict to create interest, describe emotions, and always get your facts right. These techniques aren't typically taught in school, so it's helpful to learn them here. You'll practice fixing choppy sentences, and you'll begin to think about your readers and what they have to do with what you want to write.

Week Five

Wednesday - Lesson 09

It's time to examine how the act of writing teaches you about yourself. You'll take a good look at the voices of your inner critics to see what they're really telling you. You'll discover whose voices you're listening to and write them "Unsent Letters" to tell them what you think about their messages. You'll try a writing exercise called "The Story of My Life" that will help you examine where you've been and where you'd like to go from here. Then you'll practice the "Ultimate Motivation" exercise to figure out what it takes to make your dreams come true.

Friday - Lesson 10

In this lesson, you'll delve into the inner workings of stories. You'll explore the three basic building blocks of a plot. You'll try out several ways to make up a plot and learn how to write endings. This lesson will discuss the option of writing a story before you know how it ends. It takes courage, but the result can be worth the bumpy ride. You'll explore how to move through time using summaries, scenes, and flashbacks. This lesson will help you understand why even simple stories can intrigue and hold your reader.

Week Six

Wednesday - Lesson 11

All people have a lot in common. They share the same basic story. They're born, they struggle, and in the end, they die. Your job as a writer is to create characters that your readers feel similarities with. In this lesson, you'll practice developing characters and using dialogue. You'll learn how to pay attention to people—what makes them different and what makes them the same. This lesson will pass on some tips on writing good dialogue, and then you'll conduct an in-depth interview—with yourself!

Friday - Lesson 12

This last lesson will talk about the ways you'll inevitably doubt yourself as you write. You'll try out two exploratory writing exercises that will help you develop the trust you need to keep on writing. This lesson will have you consider the point of view of an alien living five million light years away. Humans have an odd habit of writing down events that may or may not have happened. Why do they like to write? What good does it do? How can they tell good writing from what isn't so good? From this perspective, you'll discover why the pursuit of meaning comes naturally to human beings. You'll get some good advice about steps you can take to continue to improve your writing, as well as explore publishing. In your final assignment, you'll share your short creative piece with the instructor and your fellow students.

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