Writing Midlife and Beyond

The wisdom of age provides a plethora of article and essay ideas, and editors want personal stories and reported features. This eight-week course offers strategies, tips, and tricks on how to mine your personal life for ideas, get an editor’s attention, pitch and break into online and print publications, create a compelling story arc, locate research and interview experts, and build your social media platform. You also will gain insight and advice from editors for the midlife and beyond market. Whether you are a blogger or an aspiring one, whether you want to get published for the first time or are a widely published author looking to update your skills, you will leave this class with one ready-to-publish personal essay or hybrid essay/reported piece.
Registering at least three weeks prior to the course start date is highly recommended.

This course is delivered in an online, self-paced (asynchronous) format. The instructor interacts with students and facilitates group discussions within NYU’s online learning platform. There are weekly deadlines for lesson and assignment completion.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • One ready-to-publish personal essay or hybrid essay/reported piece
  • Knowledge of a robust and growing market for writing about midlife and beyond

Ideal for

  • Writers and aspiring writers of all levels
  • The curious and creative
NO open sections available for this course at the moment. Please check back next semester.