You don't need model looks to be on the cover of Glamour or Company. All you need is a good story. This course will teach you how to get there.
Suitable for anyone new to freelancing as well as established freelancers looking to move into the glossy magazines market, it is also ideal for staff journalists looking to add an extra string (and income stream) to their bow.
The six week course is taught online with lectures, assignments, guidance and support offered via email, while the flexible start date means the course can easily fit around busy schedules.
It includes one lesson per week with assignments, ongoing feedback, help with pitching and a full critique of a piece of work.
By the end of the course you will have written a pitch and a full-length feature that you will be proud to send to editors.
What will the course cover?
Week 1: Women's magazines bootcamp
How various glossy magazines – and their readers – differ
Writing different types of features, including investigative, celebrity, real life and fashion and trend pieces
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 – and how to know if an idea is a good one
Turning one good idea into three
Week 3: Pitching to editors
How to pitch your ideas
What an editor is looking for
How to make the right impression
Week 4: Get the story
Researching and interviewing
Learn what to look for, researching tools, what not to say in interviews and how to get all the information you need
Week 5: Writing and editing
Finding an angle and writing a hook
Different writing techniques, plus how to edit
How to give your feature the 'wow' factor
Week 6: Insider tips
- Contacts, networking and going all the way...
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