The course's author, Roy Peter Clark, vice president/senior scholar and reporting, writing & editing faculty at The Poynter Institute, shares the list of writing tools he has compiled from reporters and editors, from authors of books on writing, and from teachers and coaches.
The essays teach everything from the importance of strong verbs to the necessity of learning from criticism.
The course is split into four sections:
nuts and bolts, including word choice and sentence structure
blueprints to create architecture for your stories
special effects to refine your writing voice
useful habits to help you be a more confident writer
Each tool features exercises to help you apply what you've learned.
The course is self-directed and takes about two hours to complete. You can come back to it any time you need it.