No matter your context, writing is crucial. When you have information that you need to get across to an audience, how much you can successfully transmit is directly proportional to how well you write. This series of courses by Richard Newton will help you improve as a writer. You will learn some of the basic skills you need to not only communicate your point effectively but also to hold the attention of others compellingly. You’ll learn how to write what you mean in a meaningful way that persuades others. You will develop graceful and impactful ways to conclude a writing piece and discover tools you can use to sharpen your work, and consider worthwhile ways to strategically revise your writing on your own and in community. Whether you are interested in becoming a better author, essayist, preacher, or public speaker these courses will help you hone your craft.
Richard Newton is curator of the online social media professional development network Sowing the Seed: Fruitful Conversations in Religion, Culture, and Teaching. From blog posts to podcasts to videos, Dr. Newton brings scholars together to help germinate the kind of exchanges that make for better learning in the classroom and beyond.
Dr. Newton earned his PhD in Religion in critical comparative scriptures from Claremont Graduate University. He has an MDiv from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University and a double BA in religion and anthropology from Texas Christian University. He has published in top-tier journals and collections on issues ranging from biblical studies to theory and method in the study of religion. He is the author of Identifying Roots: Alex Haley and the Anthropology of Scriptures.