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Creative Writing Classes in NYC and Online with Professional Writing Instructors
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Article Writing Feature articles are the human side of journalism—pieces that go beyond the facts, exploring the world in a personal and compelling way. Such articles can examine virtually any topic, from the latest news to the newest trends to profiles of interesting people.

Feature articles abound in magazines, newspapers, and websites, and they can even grow into books, such as Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil and The Perfect Storm.

Article writing combines the reporter’s hunt for a story with a storyteller’s flair. In our course, you will learn such journalistic techniques as angles, “ledes,” research, and interviewing, as well as such craft elements as description, structure, character, and voice. You will also learn how and where to market your work.

Whether you seek to write stories drawn from serious news or the lighter side of life, we’ll show you how to write articles that grab a reader’s attention.

Note: Feature articles are fact-based journalistic pieces. Reporting—research and interviewing—is essential. This course does not cover pieces that are purely literary or opinion-based, such as personal essay, memoir, reviews, and opinion pieces.

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Level I
Article Writing | 10-week Workshop
 
Using a balance of lecture, exercise, and feedback on work from the instructor and classmates, this course gives students a firm grounding in all the basics of feature writing. Everything is presented in a clear, accessible manner.
  • Begin writing two feature articles
  • Lectures on types of features and basics of craft
  • Writing exercises
  • Present work for critique (two times)

Article Writing I is for beginners or anyone who wants to brush up on the fundamentals.

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(3.0 CEU)

New York City Classes  
Tuition: $420, Returning Students $390. Registration Fee $25.  
Each class strictly limited to 14 students, ages 18 and up.

Starts Meeting Day Location Time Special Enroll
Oct 6 Mondays 555 8th Ave. 7:00PM - 10:00PM
No Class: Oct 13

Online Classes  
Tuition: $399, Returning Students $369. Registration Fee $25.  
Each class strictly limited to 16 students, ages 18 and up.

Starts New Lecture Location Time Special Enroll
Sep 16* Tuesdays Online 24 hrs. a day
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Oct 14 Tuesdays Online 24 hrs. a day
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* You can still enroll in this class!

Advanced
Article Writing | 10-week Workshop
 
This course helps students refine their skills at writing and pitching feature and travel articles for magazines and newspapers. The focus is on developing projects and receiving feedback from the instructor and classmates. Students should leave this course with professional-caliber pitches and articles.
  • Work toward completion of several pitches and two articles
  • Lectures and exercises that expand on the basics
  • Present work for in-depth critique
Prerequisite: Article Writing I, Food Writing I, Travel Writing I or the equivalent.
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(3.0 CEU)

New York City Classes  
Tuition: $420, Returning Students $390. Registration Fee $25.  
Each class strictly limited to 14 students, ages 18 and up.

Starts Meeting Day Location Time Special Enroll
Oct 9 Thursdays 555 8th Ave. 7:00PM - 10:00PM
No Class: Nov 27, Nov 27


Article Writing | Intensive
 

How much can you learn in one day? Plenty. As you will discover in one of our One-Day Intensives in New York City.

The One-Day Intensives are seven-hour crash courses. You are immersed in a topic through a mixture of brief lectures that hit the high-points and writing exercises that let you immediately try your hand at what you’ve just learned.

The Intensives provide an excellent overview of their fields, ideal for both the beginner and someone wanting a quick refresher course. Arrive in the morning with a desire to learn. By the end of the day, you’ll be a more knowledgeable and skilled writer.

Students come from all over the world for our One-Day Intensives. You’re likely to be sitting near NYC locals as well as people from such far-flung places as Texas, Egypt, and Japan.

Intensives are open for writers of any level.

We offer an online version of an Intensive, a three-week Character course.

We also offers two and four-week seminars, including: How to Get Published, Hit Send: Publishing Short Nonfiction, How to Blog, and Nonfiction Book Proposal.

Students may reschedule a One-Day Intensive one time.

Students come from all over the world for our One-Day Intensives. You're likely to be sitting near NYC locals as well as people from such far-flung places as Texas, Egypt, and Japan. (NYC Hotel Information.)



Topics include: structure, angles, "ledes," research, selling your work



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