Course Description

"Empowerment Through the Pen: A Comprehensive Guide to Crafting Women's Fiction"

According to recent data from the American Bookseller Association and the Book Industry Study Group, the pull of women's fiction on the literary landscape is undeniable. Accounting for a staggering 40% of adult popular fiction sold in the United States and 60% of its paperback sales, this genre has carved an impressive niche for itself. Furthermore, a recent analysis has revealed that women's fiction is a flourishing $24 billion industry. A sheer testament to its magnetic allure!

But what truly constitutes women's fiction? The narrative thrives on the protagonist's resilience, where she doesn't seek salvation from external forces but emerges as her own savior. The Romance Writers of America further defines it as the depiction of women on the cusp of life-altering moments and transformations. Their journeys, imbued with emotional profundity, influence their relationships and culminate in uplifting endings, especially concerning romantic pursuits.

Women's fiction transcends mere 'chick lit' or romance. It marries literary artistry with universal appeal, often portraying strong female characters grappling with both personal and societal challenges.

In our course, "Empowerment Through the Pen", we invite you on a journey of mastering the craft of women's fiction. Whether you're an absolute beginner or a seasoned writer seeking refinement, our modules are tailored to guide you from foundational concepts to intricate storytelling techniques. You'll learn:

  1. The Essence of Women's Fiction: Understand its core elements and how it distinguishes itself from related genres.
  2. Crafting Relatable Protagonists: Techniques to mold powerful female characters that resonate with readers.
  3. Plot Development: Weave story arcs that encapsulate the challenges, triumphs, and growth of your characters.
  4. Engaging Dialogues and Narratives: Crafting conversations and narratives that captivate.
  5. Industry Insights: Understand market trends, reader preferences, and how to make your manuscript stand out.

Dive into the rich tapestry of women's experiences, emotions, and stories waiting to be told. Join us and master the art and heart of women's fiction. Embark on a literary journey that not only empowers your characters but also empowers you as a storyteller!

  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe what, exactly, is women's fiction.
  • Demonstrate setting your work schedule and dumping writer's block.
  • Describe subgenres of women's fiction.
  • Describe the rules of women's fiction.
  • Summarize common themes of women's fiction.
  • Demonstrate choosing and writing your central character.
  • Describe positive aspects of women's fiction.
  • Identify common threads and big picture thinking.
  • Demonstrate setting the scene, plotting your course, and using subplots.
  • Summarize publishing guidelines for women's fiction and dealing with agents.
  • Demonstrate writing query letters for your work.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
Assignment 1A 1 points
Assignment 1B 100 points
Lesson 1 Quiz 5 points
Assignment 2A 100 points
Assignment 2B 100 points
Lesson 2 Quiz 5 points
Assignment 3A 100 points
Assignment 3B 100 points
Lesson 3 Quiz 4 points
Assignment 4A 100 points
Assignment 4B 100 points
Lesson 4 Quiz 3 points
Assignment 5 100 points
Lesson 5 Quiz 3 points
Assignment 6A 100 points
Assignment 6B 100 points
Character Building Worksheet 5 points
Lesson 6 Quiz 5 points
Assignment 7 100 points
Lesson 7 Quiz 4 points
Assignment 8A 100 points
Assignment 8B 100 points
Lesson 8 Exam 3 points
Assignment 9 100 points
Lesson 9 Quiz 3 points
Assignment 10 100 points
Lesson 10 Quiz 4 points
Assignment 11A 100 points
Assignment 11B 100 points
Lesson 11 Quiz 4 points
Assignment 12 100 points
Lesson 12 Quiz 4 points
Assignment 13 100 points
Lesson 13 Quiz 4 points
Assignment 14 100 points
Lesson 14 Exam 5 points
Assignment 15 100 points
Lesson 15 Exam 4 points
Assignment 16 100 points
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