July 28, 2021
$275 | 6 weeks
In this six-week class, we will learn to unearth our best creative selves in writing articles, blogging, and essays. Are you stuck on where to start? How do you achieve your best creative self in your prose no matter what you’re writing?
We will have in-class prompts, meet on Zoom once a week for an hour, and I will workshop your pieces.
The focus will be on introductions, expectations, and ways to generate ideas for your private writing, as well as article, blog writing, and essays. We will talk about why it’s important to start w/small pieces of writing as a practice, even if you’re interested in fiction, novels, or other nonfiction writing. We will also talk about the fundamentals of article writing, essays, as well as blogging.
What are the basics of article writing? Why is it important? This class will focus on the creative process as it applies to articles. What are the tenets of creativity in article writing? We will take a step-by-step approach on how to start and complete an article.
We will discuss blogging. Is blogging still an effective tool for creativity? What should you blog about? This class will focus on the effectiveness of blogging as a tool for creativity and how this spills over to your other longform writing.
How do we hone and focus on topics that are worthy for an essay? What creative techniques can we work on to generate essay material? This is about mining our personal lives to create our best work in our essays.
We will discuss the technical aspects on how to set up a blog and the implications of making your writing public. Also, we will discuss how to pitch an article, as well as an essay. And why this will help with your overall creativity.
We will wrap up the class. We will talk about next steps on keeping the momentum of creativity going after class is over. Q and A session on anything covered in class.
Why Take an Article Writing Course with Writers.com?
- We welcome writers of all backgrounds and experience levels, and we are here for one reason: to support you on your writing journey.
- Small groups keep our online writing classes lively and intimate.
- Work through your weekly written lectures, course materials, and writing assignments at your own pace.
- Share and discuss your work with classmates in a supportive class environment.
- Award-winning instructor Rudri Patel will offer you direct, personal feedback and suggestions on every assignment you submit.
Learn more about how our courses work here, and contact us with any other questions.
Student Feedback for Instructor Rudri Patel
Rudri is genuine and compassionate, sharing her stories and helping students find a way to hold their grief, and release some of its anchors. I highly suggest Writing Our Grief, so much so, I’m gifting it to a friend. Don’t hesitate. Take this class! Linda Ragsdale
Rudri has a way of fostering discussion and motivating her students to produce more and better work. By the end of the first week alone, I’d completely revised my daily writing strategy, reduced procrastination, and felt better equipped to achieve some pretty ambitious writing goals. I’m confident that 2021 will be my best writing year to-date. Jessica Fiorillo
This workshop was everything I wanted and more! Not only is Rudri an excellent instructor and writer, but she is a wonderful human being. Rudri provided a safe place for everyone to freely express themselves, giving 200% of herself and modeling for students her courage and vulnerability. Cynthia Bassett
This class, and Rudri’s compassion and ability to create a safe space, helped me work through levels of grief that I didn’t realize I still had. I made connections between past and present losses that I hadn’t made before, which has helped me to grieve at a deeper level. My writing has benefited from the exercises and Rudri’s encouragement to write my truth. This was an excellent class, and I hope to work with Rudri again in the future. Andi Reed
I learned so much in Rudri's class, not just about bullet journaling but about setting goals and establishing habits that nurture and sustain the writing life. Rudri created a welcoming space to discuss not just the ins and outs of bullet journaling, but also how to build habits that nurture creativity and self-care. I highly recommend it for writers and everyone! Daisy Florin
Rudri Bhatt Patel has been a mentor, coach, and editor for my writing projects for almost ten years. Under the skillful guidance of her expertise, candor, and gentle spirit, I have made great gains in refining and expanding my short stories to publication as well as completing a novel. In addition, as co-members of a critique group for several years, Rudri consistently offered in depth and valuable feedback to me and others on a biweekly basis. Her comprehensive written feedback was always delivered with a sensitivity and respect for each person’s creative expression, while authentically providing insight into strengths and areas that needed development. Trish Dolansinski
I recommend Rudri Bhatt Patel without reservation. She is knowledgeable, articulate and experienced in all things writing and publishing. Her kindness as well as her professionalism and expertise make working with her a delight. Susan Pohlman
Rudri's knowledge and skills related to professional writing have also helped me with my own writing career many times in the past. Julie Vick
Over the past ten years I have had numerous opportunities to interact with Rudri Batt Patel during writing classes, book critiques, and writer networking sessions. She has a profound ability to engage as a learner, presenter, and facilitator. Her own writing skills are exceptional and her variety of published works enable her to assist developing writers in multiple ways. Phyllis Schwartz
Rudri Patel is an organized and seasoned presenter with years of writing and publishing experience. I’ve been lucky enough to have Rudri in my critique circle for over a decade and I’m a stronger writer because of it. Windy Lynn Harris
Rudri has a wonderful way of bringing out the best in her colleagues without criticism - a skill I appreciate as a veteran of the classroom myself. Jenn Morson