The Creative Art of Pitching Stories
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Introducing Alana Massey2:14
Creating a Pitching Plan1:56
The Writer You Are7:02
Finding the Right Editors7:50
Tailoring Your Pitches12:53
Editing A Pitch in Real Time7:25
Recognizing Success As A Writer3:19
About This Class
This course explores how to approach pitching stories to editors from a creative perspective in order to maximize the number of pitches writers places with publications. Students will examine how the roles of the writer, the editor, and the content of the pitches themselves come together in the most confident, and well-targeted pitches.
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Writing can get depressing if you don't have readers. That's why, if you're a writer — especially one without many bylines — you should take this class. The teacher clearly and succinctly tells you what you need to know to pitch your stories to publications, and then gives you the tools to apply that knowledge in your own career. Good knowledge, no beating around the bush. Recommended.
Alana Massey is a writer covering identity, culture, technology, and relationships in/on publications like NPR, New York Magazine, The Atlantic, The Guardian, Matter, The New Republic, The LA Review of Books, BuzzFeed, The Washington Post, The New Inquiry, and more. Her first collection of essays, All the Lives I Want, is forthcoming from Grand Central Publishing, an imprint of Hachette Book Group. She likes books, cats, champagne, and money.