You know that writing blogs or articles is a powerful way to share your ideas with the world and build your expert reputation. But it's sometimes hard to know where to start and what to talk about. And for many of us, writing blogs or articles can be a time-consuming or frustrating process. But it doesn't have to be.
Over the past five years, I’ve written an average of 100+ blog posts per year for publications like the Harvard Business Review (180+ articles published), Forbes (250+ articles published), Entrepreneur, TIME, Business Insider, Inc., the World Economic Forum blog, and more.
In the Rapid Content Creation Masterclass, I’ll show you in detail the processes I’ve developed for how to create content quickly and effectively, from this point forward.
Quickly come up with ideas for compelling posts
Structure and outline your content efficiently
Leverage content creation as a form of networking
Write fast and painlessly, so that each post takes no more than 60-90 minutes – period.
New Outlook on Strategy and Writing
Caroline Stokes, executive recruiter, Vancouver, Canada
Personal and Professional Growth
Sarah Cushman, transportation consultant, Portland, Maine
A Great Investment
Carlos Tellez, management consultant, Medellin, Colombia
Uplevel Your Content Creation
Candela Iglesias Chiesa, PhD., global health specialist, Oslo, Norway
Published in Two Days
Christopher Littlefield, international speaker and trainer based in Lebanon, Chile, and the United States
The Kickstart to My Goals
Heather Pownall, Director of Business Development, Raleigh-Durham, NC
My VA Couldn't Believe It!
Kim van Niekerk, fundraising consultant, London, UK
I Had to Stop to Write
Angela Messioui, consultant, Utrecht, Netherlands
Forbes contributor and NYU professor Brian Honigman, who shares his techniques for writing high quality content and placing it in leading publications, including the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Entrepreneur, and more.
Anne Sugar, who participates in a live hotseat to workshop one of her articles. After taking this course, Anne became a regular contributor to both Inc. and the Harvard Business Review!
Will This Course Guarantee Me Placement in a Prominent Media Outlet?
To be clear: no. The focus of the Rapid Content Creation Masterclass is helping you learn how to write great material, quickly and effectively.
What If I'm Not a Great Writer?
If you're *really* not a great writer (flunking high school English and the like), you should probably start with a private writing coach or take more remedial classes. But for the majority of professionals I've seen, when they say, "I'm not a great writer," that typically means one of two things: 1) they don't enjoy writing because it feels stressful and takes them a long time; and/or 2) they feel like they're not a master prose stylist. If those are your concerns, this course can probably help. Writing blogs or articles feels much less stressful when you understand the structure and what editors are looking for, so you know what you're aiming for. And you definitely don't need to be a 'literary' writer for blogs & articles - in fact, that's often a hindrance. What editors are looking for is clean, clear prose - something where the organization of the post makes sense and the ideas are easy to understand. If you're able to do that well, you're in great shape.
How Is This Course Different from Writing for High Profile Publications?
I also offer a course called the "Writing for High Profile Publications." I also recommend it, and you can check it out out at learn.dorieclark.com/courses/highprofile. But to clarify the difference, this course focuses on how to write high quality articles quickly. Writing for High Profile Publications focuses on how to tailor your submissions to specific publications, develop your unique voice while matching the editorial style they're looking for, and tactical strategies for how to break in with editors, so the material covered is different.
Dorie Clark is an Adjunct Professor of Business Administration at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and the author of Entrepreneurial You, Reinventing You, and Stand Out, which was named the #1 Leadership Book of 2015 by Inc. magazine. A former presidential campaign spokeswoman, the New York Times described her as an “expert at self-reinvention and helping others make changes in their lives.” She is a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, TIME, and Entrepreneur. Recognized as a “branding expert” by the Associated Press, Inc., and Fortune, Clark is a marketing strategy consultant and speaker for clients including Google, Microsoft, Yale University, Fidelity, the U.S. State Department, and the World Bank. She's also the producer of a multiple Grammy-winning jazz album. You can download her free 88-question Entrepreneurial You self-assessment and learn more at dorieclark.com.
$850.00Writing for High Profile PublicationsWriting for High Profile Publications is an in-depth online course focused on how to break into premier business publications. It covers how to create effective pitches, align with their editorial preferences, and network your way into warm introductions.
- Rapid Content Creation Masterclass Video - Start Here
- Recommended Books on Writing and Content Creation
- Rapid Content Creation - Key Concepts to Remember
- Rapid Content Creation Guided Exercise Worksheet
- Rapid Content Creation Links and Resources
- Guest Expert Brian Honigman's Sample Pitch to Publications