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"By the end of this course I had the tools to write a well structured and organized article that I sold to my local newspaper. Now, the newspaper wants me to write an additional piece!"
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"If you are ready to try your hand at getting a piece published, this could be the perfect intro."
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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. And they can even grow into narrative nonfiction books.
 
To succeed at features, you need a reporter’s eye for detail, a storyteller’s flair, and the curiosity of a cat. Here you’ll learn about the various types of features and their special requirements, as well as writing craft and how 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 devise articles that grab a reader’s attention.

Notes:

Feature articles are fact-based journalistic pieces. Reporting—research and interviewing—is essential. If you wish to write nonfiction that is purely literary or opinion-based, look at Memoir Writing, Essay & Opinion Writing, or Personal Essay Writing.


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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
Jan 13 Tuesdays 1450 Broadway 7:00PM - 10:00PM

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
Jan 20 Tuesdays Online 24 hrs. a day
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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. (NYC Hotel Information.)

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.



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

New York City Classes  
Tuition: $125. Registration Fee $25.  
Each class strictly limited to 30 students, ages 18 and up.

Starts Meeting Day Location Time Special Enroll
Jan 10 Saturday 30 W. 16 St. 11:00AM - 6:00PM
Feb 27 Friday 555 8th Ave. 10:00AM - 5:00PM



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