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Creative Writing Classes in NYC and Online with Professional Writing Instructors
Creative Writing Classes in NYC and Online with Professional Writing Instructors
Creative Writing Classes in NYC and Online with Professional Writing Instructors
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There are countless magazines, newspapers, and websites that need a continual supply of short nonfiction pieces—articles, essays, etc. And they need material on every subject under the sun. How do you get them to publish (and pay for) your work?
You need to bait the hook properly. Here you will learn how to generate saleable ideas, turn them into pitches, and match them to the most appropriate people and places. It’s like fishing, and you don’t always get a bite, so to maximize your chances, you need to be repeating the process regularly. 
You will work under the guidance of a successful freelance writer, who will help you identify your best ideas and prepare them for “casting into the waters.”

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Level I
Hit Send: Publishing Short Nonfiction | 4-week Seminar

In this four-week course, a professional freelancer will walk you through the strategies for selling magazine and newspaper articles on a regular basis.

Using a balance of lecture and feedback from the instructor, this class gives students a firm grounding in how to start and maintain a freelance career. Everything is presented in a clear, accessible manner.

Among the topics covered:

  • Overview of the market
  • How to generate saleable ideas
  • How to write great pitch letters
  • How to scope out and analyze potential targets
  • Effective ways to make contact
  • How to send your materials
  • Deciphering rejections
  • Understanding contracts
  • Managing the business side of writing

Students will have two opportunities to present a query letter to the instructor for feedback. Students will also have ample opportunity to ask questions of the instructor.

Class size is strictly limited to 25 students.

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Tuition: $165. Registration Fee $25.  
Each class strictly limited to 25 students, ages 18 and up.

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Jul 29 Wednesdays Online 24 hrs. a day
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