Each week you will be asked to complete an assignment which will then be marked by your course tutor. At the end of the course you will have written a full feature and a pitch, that you will be able to pitch to magazines.
This is an online course where lectures/assignments, guidance and support is done via email.
Week 1: The stiletto bootcamp
Knowing your magazines inside and out, how glossy magazines differ, knowing the reader, decoding the table of contents, Writing different types of features (investigative features, trend pieces, Celebrities, Real Life, fashion.) What goes on behind the closed doors of women's magazines: the good, the bad and the really ugly.
Week 2: Coming up with ideas
Where to get ideas from, how to know if an idea is a good one, turning one good idea into three.
Week 3: Pitching your idea to an editor
How to pitch, what an editor is looking for, how to make the right impression.
Week 4: How to get the story
Researching and Interviewing – knowing what to look for, researching tools, what not to say in interviews, how to get all the information you need
Week 5: Writing and editing
Finding an angle, writing a hook, different writing techniques, how to give your feature the 'wow' factor, how to edit
Week 6: Insider tips
Contacts, networking, going all the way...
The course includes: one lesson per week with assignments, feedback on work and full critique of a piece of work at the end of the course, plus help with pitching.
About Tiffany WrightTiffany Wright has been an established freelance journalist for years, writing frequently for publications such as Grazia, Cosmo, Company, More, Now, Closer and Marie Claire.
She has worked at Cosmopolitan magazine in Australia and is currently the online relationship columnist.
Tiffany has also written for the Daily Mail, the Sun, the People and the Express.
Prior to freelancing, Tiffany was senior feature writer at Company magazine.
Testimonials"I enjoyed the course immensely and it was definitely worthwhile. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to learn how to write for women's magazines without hesitation." Carol Arnott.
"It's the best course I have ever invested money on and I've had several magazines interested in my feature ideas. I never believed I could see my work in print and now I have." Louise Paynter
"It's so refreshing to hear an honest opinion from someone who genuinely knows what they're talking about. The course had given me so much confidence that I can now actually think of journalism as a realistic goal." Samantha Real