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VISION


Our goal is to teach you how to apply sound writing principles, communicate biblical values, and multiply missions. Upon completion of the course we want you to be equipped to write successfully in a variety of genres and to market your work for publication.

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OUR FOCUS


In this course students are exposed to and practice a variety of writing styles as recognized writers share the wisdom of their experience. Daily writing assignments, discussion groups, and critique are woven throughout the program. Although many of the communication principles taught are universal, this course emphasizes the conventions of writing in the English language.

SCHOOL INFORMATION


Dates

April 5 – June 27, 2018

Costs

$4,550

Languages

English

Prerequisites

Completion of YWAM/UofN Discipleship Training School and outreach

SCHOOL TOPICS


Becoming a professional writer,

Communicating to a defined target audience

Creating scenes

Developing characterization

Structuring an article or short story

Interviewing effectively

Writing for freelance markets

Foundations of Story (Creative Non-Fiction)

Editing

Fiction

Script Writing

Articles for Online & Traditional Publications

Thematic

Marketing

OUTREACH / INTERNSHIPS


After completing the SOW you have the opportunity to stay on and complete a three-month internship on your own project. Whether you want to develop your skill in editing, publish a few articles, or work on your novel, we will help you to accomplish your goal while fostering your talent in a creative environment.

Total cost including tuition, room, & board: $2,500 (price may vary)

Matias & Samantha Arredondo


Matias and Samantha Arredondo are from Chile and the U.S. respectively. After meeting at the SOW in Texas, they moved to Hawaii to work with YWAM and were married. In 2016 they ran their first School of Writing in Kona.

Their shared passion is to see Christian authors all over the world impacting the secular industry through the area of fiction. With this in mind, Samantha is working on an allegorical fantasy while Matias is finishing his own time-travel thriller.

Email: sowkona@gmail.com

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Accreditation


THE UNIVERSITY OF THE NATIONS IS NOT ACCREDITED BY AN ACCREDITING AGENCY RECOGNIZED BY THE UNITED STATES SECRETARY OF EDUCATION.  Admission to the University of the Nations (U of N) and any of its sponsored programs is open to qualified individuals regardless of race, color, nationality, ethnic origin, gender, and educationally unrelated handicaps. U of N reserves the right to change schedules and course offerings as deemed necessary.