Class Details

Here’s what you can expect to enjoy in the Article Writing Masterclass, week by week—everything from info-packed podcasts and resources to forum support and live Q&A sessions.

Kickoff event: What’s Wrong With Your Headline?

1/6/15 — LIVE PODCAST (11 Pacific/2 Eastern): Get warmed up for AWM by pitching us some headline ideas live — and getting instant feedback!

Module 1: Style & Format

Week 1 – Matching A Publication’s Style & Format

1/14/15 —  Webinar recording & transcript released: This (and every following lesson) is a recorded Webinar, along with a transcript and workbook module; keep an eye out on email for the link and password to that week’s lesson’s materials every other Tuesday. You can also simply check our Course Materials page to see when we’ve posted new materials. Draw your readers in with an eyeball-grabbing title and beginning to your article.

Week 2 – Live Q&A Support Call: Style & Format

1/20/15 — LIVE Q&A call (12 Pacific/3 Eastern): Live Q&A support call with Carol and Linda to ask your questions about tone, style, and anything else about articles that’s on your mind!

Module 2: Headlines & Ledes

Week 3 – Headlines & Ledes. (Yes, That’s Spelled Right.)

1/27/15 — Recorded training and related materials post

Week 4 – Live Q&A Support Call: Headlines & Ledes

2/3/15 — LIVE Q&A call (2 Pacific/5 Eastern): Live Q&A support call with Carol and Linda to ask your questions about writing killer headlines and ledes.

Module 3 – The Body & Kicker

Week 5 – The Body Of The Article

2/10/15 — Recorded training and related materials post: Learn how to write a compelling nut graf, body, and kicker (yes, we’ll explain what these are!). Also, find out how to handle interviews, quotes, attributions, transitions, and other key parts of an article.

Week 6 – Live Q&A Support Call:  Body & Kicker

2/17/15 — LIVE Q&A call (4 Pacific/7 Eastern): Live Q&A support call with Carol and Linda to ask your questions about the body of the article.

Module 4 – Polishing and Writing Tight

Week 7 – Polishing And Writing Tight

2/24/15 — Recorded training and related materials post: We’ll show you how to squeeze the fat from your articles and make every word count. This is the class that will help you go from meh to an editor’s favorite writer!

Week 8 – Live Q&A Support Call: Polishing Your Writing

3/3/15 — LIVE Q&A call (6 p.m. Pacific/9 Eastern): Live Q&A support call with Carol and Linda where you can grill us on polishing your article to a high luster.

Module 5 – Dealing With Editors

Week 9 – Handling The Editorial Process

3/10/15 — Recorded training and related materials post: Learn how to work with editors and handle the revision process like a pro.

Week 10 – Final Live Q&A Call: Dealing With Editors

3/17/15 — LIVE Q&A call (8 a.m. Pacific/11 Eastern): Ask us your questions about working with editors and the revision process.