You’ll discover dozens of strategies and sources for finding story ideas and slanting them to fit specific publications. How to find fresh research, credible sources, and conduct lively interviews that get you great quotes.
Article writing intensive. We share all our best tips for delivering well-written pieces your editor will love. Then, you can write an article draft and we’ll review it, if you choose the +Support level. This is the only class we teach where we offer article critiques! Worried about getting sued? Don’t know if you’re writing things that could get you in trouble with your editor? Find out what you need to know in dealing with sources, quotes, and citing existing materials.

Module 1 Story Ideas That Sell
Unit 1 Getting Started
Unit 2 Q & A Call audio recording
Unit 3 Bonus: Types of story ideas that don't work
Unit 4 Audio-only training module recording
Unit 5 Webinar presentation
Unit 6 Module 1 Live Webinar - Tone & Style - Recording & Transcript
Unit 7 Homework
Unit 8 Live Q&A Support Call: Tone & Style - Recording & Transcript
Unit 9 Module 1 - Tone & Style - Final ZIP File of All Handouts
Module 2 Newsgathering
Unit 1 Bonus Podcast: Story Idea Lab
Unit 2 Bonus Podcast: What's Wrong with Your Headline?
Unit 3 Interview Tips: Handouts
Unit 4 Module 2 - Headlines & Ledes Webinar, Transcript & Slidedeck
Unit 5 Module 2 - Headlines & Ledes - Homework
Unit 6 Live Q&A Support Call: Headlines & Ledes - Recording & Transcript
Unit 7 Module 2 Final ZIP File
Module 3 Article Writing Intensive
Unit 1 Bonus: Newsgathering 101
Unit 2 Handout: Nut Graf Examples
Unit 3 Module 3 - The Body and Kicker - Webinar, Transcript & Slidedeck
Unit 4 Module 3 - Body & Kicker Homework
Unit 5 Live Q&A Support Call: Body & Kicker - Recording & Transcript
Unit 6 Module 3 Final ZIP File
Module 4 Ethics
Unit 1 Bonus Podcast: Interview with Sarah Smith of Redbook
Unit 2 Handout: How to Shape Up Your Writing in 5 Simple Steps
Unit 3 Handout: How to Cut the Phlegm from Your Writing
Unit 4 Handout: Flabby Writing Fixes
Unit 5 Module 4 - Polishing & Writing Tight - Webinar, Transcript & Slidedeck
Unit 6 Live Q&A Support Call: Polishing & Writing Tight – Recording & Transcript
Unit 7 Module 4 - Polishing and Writing Tight - Homework
Unit 8 Module 4 Final ZIP File
Module 5 Bonuses
Unit 1 Bonus Handout: How to Find Editors' Emails
Unit 2 A Sea of Red Ink: Real Edits from Real Editors
Unit 3 Here's How We Did It: The Final Articles
Unit 4 Module 5 - Dealing with Edits - Webinar, Transcript & Slidedeck
Unit 5 Live Q&A Support Call: Dealing with Edits – Call in Details, Recording & Transcript
Unit 6 Module 5 - Dealing with Edits - Homework
Unit 7 Stick With It Bonus
Unit 8 Module 5 Final ZIP File
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