PWR 472 Freelance Writing (3 credits)

Course Description

This course will focus on the writing and marketing of manuscripts for religious and general market publications. Topics to be studied will include writing book and movie reviews, devotions, interviews/personality profiles, feature articles, and more. The class will also cover areas of study pertinent for the freelance writer such as social media networking, self-marketing and promotion.

Learning Results

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will:
• Gain an understanding of how their Christian worldview can be represented in their writing assignments.
• Learn how to serve the local and global communities by researching and writing about a wide variety of topics in various genres for the general and religious markets while proving themselves professional writers.
• Learn practical and professional techniques to understand the how, when, and where to sell manuscripts, the skills in social media networking and self-promotion, and establish good practices for delivering quality work to potential editors, agents, and publishers.


The Writer's Market book must be the most current edition.

Learning Documentation

This course has 17 assignments divided into 10 learning modules.

Learning Evaluation

Assignments are worth 100 points each with a total of 1,700 points for the course.

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