NY Times Worthy Article

at Writing Pad - Online

Course Details
$485 3 seats left
Start Date:

Thu, Apr 01, 4:00pm - May 13, 6:00pm Pacific Time (7 sessions)

Purchase Options
Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 16 and older
Average Class Size: 9
Teacher: Sophia Kercher

What you'll learn in this writing class:

Getting an article in the New York Times is the crown jewel of features in terms of bragging rights and future book deals. In this seven-week Online NY Times-Worthy Article class, New York Times Contributor Sophia Kercher shares her insight into securing this prestigious but elusive prize. Through fun, in class exercises, informative craft talks, and in-class feedback, you’ll learn Sophia’s secret techniques for approaching the feature article, pitching editors, finding experts, and checking your sources.

By the end of class, you’ll hopefully have a kick-ass piece that is ready to be submitted for publication and a plan of where to submit it. Your goal will be to sell an 800 word article within a couple of weeks after the class ends! Soon, you’ll be well on your way to joining the ranks of the 153 Writing Pad Alums who have been published and have gotten paid for their work in publications such as The New York Times, Self, Marie Claire, LA Times, Salon, Spirit Magazine, New York Times Modern Love and New York Magazine!

13 students have been published in the New York Times after taking our journalism classes. 4 people made $5k on one story!

Note: This class will help you write an 800 word nonfiction, reported piece that is newsworthy. You can write about anything you are passionate about. For instance, Sophia has written articles about Japanese head spas, low rider motorcycles, SADS (Seasonal Affective Disorder), Tinder for moms, Hygge, how cancer can trigger an eating disorder, vocal fry, etc. If you are interested in writing a 1200 word essay about a personal experience that changed you in some way where you get vulnerable and analyze yourself on the page, you should take a personal essay class.

Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

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All sales are final and there are no refunds. Credit may be offered based on class availability. If you can’t come to class, call or email us as far in advance as possible. We will do everything we can to fill your spot, but we can’t make any guarantees. Credit eligibility is not based upon your reason for being unable to attend a class; it is based upon the timing of your credit request and our ability to fill your spot. If we find someone to take your place, you will receive class credit minus a $25 processing fee for 1 day classes and $50 processing fee for long classes. Otherwise, your payment will be forfeit. To use class credits, you need to sign up for class in advance by emailing [email protected] or calling 323.333.2954. If the class is being paid for as part of a payment plan, regardless of whether the student stops attending class, the payment plan must be paid in full by the end of the class. Failure to do so will result in the student’s account being turned over to collections.


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Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
4:00pm - 6:00pm Pacific Time Sophia Kercher 7 $485
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Thu, Apr 08 4:00pm - 6:00pm Pacific Time Sophia Kercher
Thu, Apr 15 4:00pm - 6:00pm Pacific Time Sophia Kercher
Thu, Apr 22 4:00pm - 6:00pm Pacific Time Sophia Kercher
Thu, Apr 29 4:00pm - 6:00pm Pacific Time Sophia Kercher
Thu, May 06 4:00pm - 6:00pm Pacific Time Sophia Kercher
Thu, May 13 4:00pm - 6:00pm Pacific Time Sophia Kercher

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