New Course! Op-Eds & Personal Essays, March 8-22 January 31st, 2013 Sign up: March 8-22. Basic: $100/With Individual Feedback: $250 I do love helping others with their writing. That explains those 15 years teaching writing at Oberlin College, I suppose. I’ve been posting a lot about the VIDA stats and my post on how to pitch VIDA publications has been extremely popular. Now I’m offering online courses to help writers pitch publications and draw back the veil on freelancing. So here’s the deal: The course is two weeks long. It runs via a private blog from March 8-March 22. The cost is $100–for access to materials and discussions and $250 for the same plus one-on-one feedback. During this time I will: –post on the basics of op-ed and essay writing, such as developing ideas, submitting to editors, research, etc. –share the stories behind the pieces I’ve sold as well –give you access to a a database of publications with updated editor and pay information. There are over 60 markets on it. –answer your questions. –(one-on-one option) offer feedback on your work in progress. I’ll provide you with comments as often as you like during this two week period (I promise a two-day turnaround). You can do multiple drafts of a piece and I’ll keep responding with suggestions, edits, and comments. If all goes well, we’ll form a community, get to know each other and take our writing and freelancing one step further. The course works for rookies and experienced freelancers. Here is what some former participants said: I am a middle-aged, career-switching, baby-journalist pursuing a Master’s Degree at Boston University. I have spent a TON of money writing courses as well as attended some for free. Anne’s is by far the best value I’ve come across and I think she could increase her tuition rates by a factor of three and still be giving people a great value. Good writers are a dime a dozen. To be successful, you need to learn what Anne teaches. How to Get Published. Take Anne’s class or compete against someone like me who did. I really can’t say enough good things about this course. Anne offers professional, helpful advice based on her own experiences, those of other successful freelancers she knows, and tips from editors. My “classmates,” though all at different stages of their careers, were insightful and freely offered plenty of their own experiences to the group; not to mention they’re all great writers themselves, from what I saw. Best of all, though, was the motivation. Anne encouraged us to submit consistently throughout the two weeks we all worked together, and with everyone sharing stories, the mood was infectious. I submitted more pitches during this class than I had in the preceding month.If you’re serious about being a successful published writer in any field, take this class. March 2012: Took Anne’s course, with the one-on-one feedback aspect. May 2012: Got my piece published in the biggest newspaper in SF. Thank you Anne for making getting published seem not only do-able, but just a series of small steps (and emails) away. You are a treasure trove of a resource! ***See more recommendations in the “comments” section of this post.*** Sign up: March 8-22. Basic: $100/With Individual Feedback: $250 Interested and have questions? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org comments Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply. Name (required) Mail (will not be published) (required) Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.