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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)

Online Classes  
Tuition: $400, Returning Students $370. Registration Fee $25.  
Each class strictly limited to 16 students, ages 18 and up.

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Jul 7 Tuesdays Online 24 hrs. a day
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