Thu, Apr 01, 4:00pm - May 13, 6:00pm Pacific Time (7 sessions)
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.
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.
Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.
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Online Classroom via Zoom
Los Angeles, California Online
Online Classroom via Zoom
Los Angeles, California
|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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