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Write powerful stories

September 19, 2022 @ 9:30 AM October 14, 2022 @ 5:00 PM MDT

Stories speak to the hearts of your readers allowing them to experience first-hand the way God can change a life. During this four-week course, Anne Marie Winz, a writer and instructor with Cru, will provide an overview of how to write powerful stories.

Discover how to reach into the hearts of your readers and write with confidence so that your message will be clear and powerful. A well-written article helps the reader to understand and stay interested through setting, article focus and organization, conflict, and skilled self-editing.

Course topics include:

  • Week 1: Collect the information that will put your readers on location
  • Week 2: Focus and organize your material around one main idea
  • Week 3: Discover how conflict adds interest
  • Week 4: Use self-editing tips to improve your prose

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The schedule is flexible in order to meet the needs of each student. The only scheduled events are the weekly one-hour live sessions. If you are unable to attend live, you may watch a recording, which is available online anytime. The live sessions will be held on Mondays at 11:30 am EDT.

Course requirements

Background reading: Manual units and e-books
Live session:
Attend a one-hour online live session with the instructor. All sessions are recorded. The recordings are available 24/7 within a few hours of the live event.
Forum discussion:
Participate in the class forum by making comments and asking questions throughout the week.
Homework assignment:
Complete and return the homework assignment by Friday each week.
Time required to complete coursework:
Approximately five hours each week.

MTI website: Class instructions and forums are available via this website in the MTIOnline free learning center. You may signup for a free membership at any time.
ClickMeeting: The online course live sessions are delivered via ClickMeeting. Each live session includes video and audio. You are not required to dial in by phone or download and install any software in order to attend the meeting. ClickMeeting provides the following system requirements in order to get the best experience from the workshop:

Course fee: $75 (Financial assistance may be available. Please contact MTI.)
Payment options: Credit card via PayPal (If you would like to participate in the course, but have no way of transferring funds over the Internet, please contact MTI to discuss other options.)
Registration: Please register online by September 12, 2022. Accepted registrants will be notified and given further instructions.
Class size: Up to 20 students

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