Description of Class
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Writers need bylines, but short stories can take weeks, months, or years to write — and even longer to get published. The fastest way to build bylines is by writing freelance cultural criticism, but that doesn’t mean it’s easier to write: criticism is literature, after all.
Whether you want to write about books, movies, TV, music, comedy, or theatre, this single-session class will teach you how to establish your platform as a cultural critic with a unique voice. You’ll learn how to find the right publications, how to pitch the right editors, how to optimize your web presence, and how to deliver clean, clear, compelling stories.
This class will include a career brainstorming exercise, a publication overview for freelancers, a pitch tutorial, a craft discussion on style, structure, and voice, and a Q&A. Students are encouraged to bring a notebook and a pen.Top