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Up Close and Personal: Your Story in Two Pages

First-person essays are one of the best ways for beginning writers to get published anywhere, from The New York Times to The Huffington Post. But the process of writing “the story of your life” can be daunting, and real-life experiences are difficult to whittle down to two pages. In this intensive course, become familiar with the mechanics of personal essay writing—opening with a strong hook, creating a satisfying trajectory, developing a unique and compelling voice—and learn how to pitch and get published. Leave with a marketable concept, a strong sense of how to execute it, and a clear idea of the steps needed to see your writing in print.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • A personal essay in the style of “Modern Love”
  • Advice on getting published

Ideal for

  • The curious and creative
  • Writers of all levels
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