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How to Write Better: General Writing Class

JFM Writing Class, Photo by Adam Dressler

“I’ve taken other writing classes and this one was by far the most helpful and most practical. My writing improved dramatically over the last month.”

—James Gummer, spring 2012 graduate

Additional Student Testimonials

Words Have Power

Hello. Professor Millburn here. The art of the written word is my deepest passion. Finding the right words can make all the difference in the world. The best words add clarity, pace, beauty, emotion, and individual expression to your message. That’s why I love writing.

I get countless questions about writing—about my writing process, about how to write better, about the thickness of my quill and fluid density of the ink in my ink well (or what software programs I use).

Many people want guidance when it comes to improving their writing. Because I have more than a decade of experience training people in the corporate world, I’ve been able to transfer that skillset to help hundreds of students improve their writing over the years.

What I’ve learned from teaching is that I can’t make anyone a better writer, but I can help people write better—much better actually. I learned to write well with no formal training, and so can you. But if you want to learn to write much better much faster, I’m here to help.

Thus, I teach a four-week online writing class designed to improve the writing of people at any skill level—beginner, intermediate, or professional. Regardless of your current ability, I won’t judge you. Rather, I want to show you how to write clearly, concisely, and beautifully. I want to help you create powerful writing that grabs people’s attention and keeps them turning (or scrolling) the page.

A Recipe for Better Writing

What if you were able to communicate more clearly, express yourself more effectively, and add value to other people’s lives with just your written words?

You can—I know firsthand. Not only have I built an audience of 2 million online readers and published five bestselling books, I’ve taught hundreds of students how to write better.

Thankfully, I wasn’t burdened by the traditional education system. I didn’t have to spend years in the classroom to learn how to write. And neither do you.

Instead, through trial and error, I learned a recipe that worked for me. Then, I dismantled that recipe, ingredient by ingredient, and I’ve used it to teach people how to improve their own writing. My students—ranging from novices to experts, teenagers to PhDs, bloggers to businessmen, fiction authors to CEOs—have found tremendous value in my online class. (Testimonials.)

What I’ve learned from several years of teaching is that a rising tide lifts all boats. Whether you’re interested in creating more powerful business emails, improving your blogging skills, composing beautiful prose, or writing your first book, I’m certain my class can help.

How to Write Better is a four-week online class that takes an unconventional, intimate approach toward understanding the principles of beautiful, interesting, influential writing. No fluff. No gimmicks. No shortcuts. Just clear, concise writing.

Course Overview

If you’re serious about improving your writing, this course is for you. This course will help you:

  • Establish empowering, enjoyable writing habits
  • Learn how to write fun, interesting content for your readers
  • Improve your writing style by focusing on beauty, brevity, and clarity
  • Discover and refine your writing voice
  • Embrace narrative urgency in your writing
  • Become a better self-editor
  • Add value to your readers’ lives
  • Build a larger, more engaged audience

Class Syllabus

This course is designed to be taken over four consecutive weeks, but for your convenience it can be stretched up to 16 weeks. The course includes:

  • 4 Weeks: 21 classes/21 videos
  • 26 email updates
  • 59 pages of written content
  • 7 course documents
  • 5 required books
  • 2 adjunct professors
  • 1 final homework assignment, critiqued line-by-line
  • Dozens of relevant links
  • Private HtWB online community
  • Private Facebook group
  • Scores of other tools/resources
  • Relevant updates after the class
  • Plus: 10 hours of recorded “live class” bonus content after the class

Questions?

Email: questions@howtowritebetter.org

Become a Student: Enroll

Everyone who attends this class will earn an A+. I’ll make sure of it. You’ll discover that no one works harder than I do. I can and will help you write better in one month. Cost: $597 (or 3 payments of $199).

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Bonus: Add How to Write Better Stories for $97

Great communication requires a superior story-telling ability. Thus, How to Write Better students can add four more weeks of classes specifically focused on improving one’s story writing. This supplemental course includes 18 videos, 12 stories, and a slew of other materials—all for just $97 ($500 discount).

If you’re eager to learn how to captivate readers with a gripping story, be it nonfiction or fiction, blogs or books, newsletters or emails, then this add-on course is for you.

The regular price for both courses is $1,194, but you save $500 when you sign up for both together: $694 (or 3 payments of $232).

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