Writing Courses

How to Write Your Non-Fiction Book

This is a 6-week course devised and tutored by myself and Liat Hughes Joshi'.  We’ve both had two non-fiction books published and are successful freelance feature writers. This course enables you to learn from our experience  –  we’d love to give you the help you need.

There is always a demand for non-fiction: biography, self-help, travel, “how to” guides, ancestry, local guides, food, and more! If you are an expert on Tuscany, teas or trekking, why not share it in a book?

Our course takes you from choosing a marketable subject to sending your polished proposal to the right publisher. When you receive each module by email you’ll research, plan and write  under our guidance.Completed assignments are sent to us for feedback and we’ve included a one-hour phone call so you can discuss progress.You’ll be expected to work to deadlines to produce that book you’ve dreamed of- rather than think about it. You’ll need to commit at least 4 hours a week to the course.

This course is suitable if you are a complete beginner, a journalist, an expert in your field, or an experienced writer looking to expand your portfolio.Bespoke 1:1 support is available after completing the course, or for any other writing you may like to do. 

I chose the course because it was run by two experienced journalists who had also published books.  I am further towards my goal of having a much clearer structure for the book.  The outcome for me was to have a draft proposal and sample chapter.  I found the phone session very helpful in developing an outline for my book.” 

Rita, trainer.

I thought the course offered value for money.  I appreciated your flexibility when I was unwell half way through the course.  I never felt under pressure but supported enough to feel it was worthwhile finishing the course and getting valuable feedback.

Julia, psychologist and trainer.

I am thoroughly delighted to endorse this course as I have already achieved 3 major goals:

  • Completing a writer’s biography.
  • Understanding how publishing in the UK works and researching my particular market.     
  • Writing an overview of my self-help book and defining a framework in which to position the chapters.

The course demands a certain discipline, and Glynis and Liat do a wonderful job of balancing the deadlines with support and understanding.” 

Heather, psychologist and coach.

When does the next course begin?
Email me:  glynis.kozma@gmail.com

Glynis Kozma

Glynis  is an author and freelance journalist. Her books Secondary School and Leaving Home were published by Need2Know in 2010.Glynis’ features have appeared in The Times, Guardian, Essentials, The Lady, Saga, Sainsbury’s magazine, Woman, Right Start, Britain, First Eleven and AOL’s Parentdish.

Before developing her career in writing, Glynis taught English which included several years’ experience as a distance tutor for a national college. She is also a qualified coach, trained in helping people with motivation, time-management and fulfilling their ambitions.

Liat Hughes Joshi

Liat is a London-based non-fiction author who specialises in writing about parenting and lifestyle issues.

Her first book, What to Buy for Your Baby, was published by White Ladder Press in 2009, with a second edition under Carroll&Brown due out in 2012. Her second title, Raising Children: The Primary Years was published by Pearson's Prentice Hall Life imprint in 2010. Foreign editions of her books have been published in Romania, Italy and India.

As a freelance journalist, Liat has been a regular contributor to The Sunday Times and The Daily Telegraph, as well as Junior, Mother and Baby and Pregnancy and Birth magazines. She has also been quoted as an expert on parenting issues in a variety of magazines and newspapers.

Before changing careers in 2003, Liat spent nine years working as a management consultant in a role that included designing and running training courses and writing proposals.


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