For beginning writers, the first step in a new career of the first step toward validation insn’t a book but simply get something in print – an article, a feature or essay, a short story. In this class, you’ll learn tips for refining both your pitch and your story from an experienced edior. Come with an idea for a story you’d like to pitch or a completed essay or story.
In this class, we’ll learn tips for refining both your pitch and your story, including: how to make editors WANT to read your pitch, not dread it; how to connect your story to topical items and events; becoming an unselfish writer – writing for readers, not yourself; what it takes to become a better writer (a good editor!); what words and phrases turn off editors; how to promote your writing after it’s published; how to take your writing from the personal, to something that resonates with a larger audience. Participants are encouraged to come to class with an idea for a story they’d like to pitch, or a completed story or essay.
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Myles Dannhausen Jr. is a native of Door County now living in Chicago, just a couple of miles from the neighborhood where author Norb Blei grew up. He served as news editor of the Peninsula Pulse for ten years.