MVCC’s Center for Corporate and Community Education announces open registration for the fall schedule of professional writing classes. For those seeking to enter the world of freelancing for newspapers and magazines, or those who dream of publishing a manuscript, MVCC offers classes designed to give that vital edge of professionalism to start writers on the right track.
How to Write for Newspapers and Magazines I
Have you dreamt of getting paid to write food or book reviews, travel pieces, or fashion how-to’s? As long as you’ve got an idea and a desire to write, we’ll give you the inside tips on how to land a writing gig. Professional freelance writer Tenille-Lynn Millo will show you how to wow editors with the stories they want and need! You’ll learn how to formulate a good idea, find a media outlet, and sell your idea. By the end of the class, students will have two polished articles, pitch letters to sell them, and the basic skills to get published. Cost: $59
Tuesdays, Sept. 25th- Oct. 30th, 6:30-8 p.m., Utica
How To Write For Newspapers And Magazines Master Class
You've navigated your way through the media jungle and learned how to locate appropriate editors. Now it's time to take your extensive knowledge and turn it into a lucrative profession. Designed for writers with an understanding of pitching media publications, this 6-week master class is designed to turn your idea into a fully-executed article fit for publication. Each week, students will produce a different story that is a mainstay in magazines, newspapers, and websites, such as a personal essay, Q & A, short service piece, and a human interest piece. Students will also pitch their articles to the appropriate editors immediately after workshopping them with the class. By the end of the course students will have 3-4 pitches sent out. As an added bonus, Professional Freelance Writer Tennille-Lynn Millo will work hands-on with each student to help them with revise, perfect, and launch their article ideas. Cost: $59
Tuesdays, Nov. 6th – Dec. 11th, 6:30-8 p.m., Utica
Publish Your Book
Are you a writer? Do you have a manuscript that you would love to publish? Did you know that many great writers got started by self-publishing? Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how to self-publish and market your book. Topics that will be covered include an overview of the history of publishing; the business and technology of publishing; book design aspects such as paper books and ebook products; production timelines; and marketing issues such as how to set up signing and reading tours, arrange for book reviews, and create a successful retail distribution.
Saturday, Dec. 15th, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Utica. Cost: $69