The Creative Art of Pitching Stories

Alana Massey, Columnist, Author, Feelings Expert

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7 Videos (43m)
    • Introducing Alana Massey

    • Creating a Pitching Plan

    • The Writer You Are

    • Finding the Right Editors

    • Tailoring Your Pitches

    • Editing A Pitch in Real Time

    • Recognizing Success As A Writer


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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the information in this video is brought across very clearly, there are a lot of great tips. I learned a lot. Thanks.
Very good teacher.
This class was super helpful! I've always been afraid to approach publications without having that much work published but Alana made the pitching process look much simpler by dividing it into sections and showing some of her pitch examples as well!
Joana Taborda

Freelance Travel Writer & Art Teacher





Alana Massey

Columnist, Author, Feelings Expert

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.

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