Writing With Flair: How To Become An Exceptional Writer

Shani Raja on Udemy

In this online writing course, an ex-Wall Street Journal editor teaches you how to write with confidence, style and impact.

About this course

In this bestselling online writing course on Udemy, former Wall Street Journal editor Shani Raja teaches you how to write with confidence, style, and impact. You’ll even get a certificate of completion at the end!

Shani has trained journalists at The Wall Street Journal and written for other top news outfits, including The EconomistFT, Dow Jones, and Bloomberg News. He was rated among the top 10% of most engaging Udemy instructors.

In this 7-hour intensive online writing course, Shani will introduce you to a range of expert writing tricks and tactics that most people outside the journalism profession are ignorant of, but which can make the difference between copy that is dull and flat, and prose that is dazzling and captivating. Additionally, you will:

  • Receive a Writing With Flair Certificate of Completion after finishing the course.
  • Discover the “secret sauce” of exceptional writing, making it simple, clear, elegant, and evocative.
  • Learn how to cultivate the unique mindset of an “elite” writer, and become more confident, competent, and sophisiticated.
  • Discover how to add style to your blogs, books, and business writing.


Short Course
Experience Level
7.5 hours

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a short course?

With a short course, you’ll typically deep-dive into a specific area of interest within a broader topic.

Short courses are typically between 1 and 12 hours in duration, and in the case of guided courses (i.e. with live instructors), are sometimes spread over a number of days or weeks. Most short courses are self-paced, which means you progress through a series of videos and projects at your own pace.

Depending on the institution and the platform, you may also get a certificate of completion that you can add to your LinkedIn profile.

Is this really 100% online?

This course is completely online, so you can study from anywhere! All you’ll need is a device with an internet connection, such as a computer or a smartphone. If the course has any live, instructor-led sessions, you may need a microphone and possibly a webcam to fully participate. The instructor will make you aware of this beforehand.