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Dreaming of publishing your essay in a top newspaper or magazine, but feel your experiences aren’t unique enough? You’re not alone. Most of us have never moonlighted as a pirate or worked for the CIA, but in this 1 Day Online Personal Essay class, 2x NY Times Modern Love Alum Sara Eckel will share her pro insight to help you get your name in print. Through informative craft lectures and fun in-class exercises, you’ll unearth the universal truth in your particular experience, figure out the specific POV that makes your story stand out, and most importantly, impress editors with your ability to make a common experience seem fresh and new. By the end of class, you’ll have a better understanding of the direction in which you want to go, a start to your essay, and some personal essay ninja skills to get you through the draft.
You’ll be well on your way to joining the ranks of the 159 Writing Pad Alums (14 of whom got into the NY Times) who have sold essays and articles with Writing Pad’s help! You can read some of the essays here:
New York Times Modern Love, New York Times Well #1, New York Times Well #2, New York Times Well #3, New York Times Well #4, The New York Times Well #5, New York Times Well #6, New York Times Well #7, New York Times Well #8, New York Times Well #9, New York Times Well #10, The New York Times Well #11, Los Angeles Magazine, New York Magazine, Boston Globe, Brain, Child, Daily Beast, Cosmopolitan, DAME, Elle #1, Elle #2, 5280,Huffington Post #1,Huffington Post #2, Huffington Post #3,LA Times #1, LA Times #2, LA Times #3, LA Times #4, LA Times #5, LA Times #6, LA Times #7, LA Times #8, Marie Claire #1, Marie Claire #2, Men's Journal, Morning News #1, Morning News #2, Narratively, Nerve, Role Reboot, Salon #1, Salon #2, Salon #3, Salon #4, Salon #5, Salon #6, Salon #7, Salon #8, Salon #9, Salon #10, Salon #11, Salon #12, Salon #13, Salon #14, San Diego Union-Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, Self #1, Self #2, The Beauty Bean, Shine, The Date Report, The Smart Set, Vice, Washington Post #1, Washington Post #2, Washington Post #3, Washington Post #4, Washington Post #5, Washington Post #6, Whole Life.
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Online Classroom via Zoom
Los Angeles, California Online
Online Classroom via Zoom
Los Angeles, California
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Note: This is primarily a lecture class with some in-class exercises but not everyone will get to share their writing for feedback due to the seminar format. Have you always wanted to write a personal essay but you don’t know where to start? Or have you dreamed of seeing one of your essays published in the New York Times or Salon? In this 1...
Wednesday Apr 21st, 5pm - 8pm Pacific Time
This course gives you a firm grounding in the basics of essay/opinion writing craft and gets you writing an essay or opinion piece (or two). Course components: Lectures Writing exercises Workshopping of student projects (each student presenting work two times) Essay & Opinion I is for beginners or anyone who wants to brush up on the fundamentals....
Wednesday Apr 21st, 7pm - 10pm Eastern Time(10 sessions)
What do you think about X or Y or Z? And how have your life experiences informed your views on these topics? That’s the essence of a personal essay: viewpoints filtered through the lens of your personal experience. Any topic goes, from the ridiculous to the sublime. Unlike the stiff essays you may have written in school, these should feel personal,...
Saturday Jun 12th, 12am - 11:45pm Eastern Time(2 sessions)
Getting an essay in the New York Times is the crown jewel of personal essays in terms of bragging rights and future book deals. In this five-week Online NY Times worthy personal essay class, the instructor will share insight into securing this prestigious but elusive prize. Through fun, in-class exercises, an informative craft talk, and in-class feedback,...
Sunday May 16th, 2pm - 5pm Pacific Time(5 sessions)
Have you always wanted to write a personal essay but you don’t know where to start? Or have you dreamed of seeing one of your essays published in the New York Times or Salon? Then this six week live online personal essay writing class is for you. Using fun in-class exercises, we’ll help you transform your bad blind dates and visits from unruly...
Tuesday May 11th, 4pm - 6pm Pacific Time(6 sessions)
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