Want to start freelancing but don’t know where to start? This class is for you. You don’t need connections or a massive amount of clips to get published. What you do need is an eye for unique angles, a passion for writing, and a little bit of chutzpah. In this class you’ll learn how to start writing for magazines, websites, and blogs.
I didn't major in English. Or journalism. Prior to my writing career, I had never written an article in my life short of academic papers and the school newspaper. Now I can say I've written for The New York Times, Washington Post, Playboy, and Marie Claire among many others. Follow my simple tips and you can too!
We will cover the basics of freelancing including:
I’ll pepper the classes with stories of what worked for me. You'll gain an understanding on how the editorial process works and how to land your first assignment!
Even if you have no writing experience, you'll come out of this class armed with the knowledge of how to find markets, craft a pitch, approach editors and more!
In this video, I'll discuss how to come up with story ideas.
Now that you have a story idea, we will discuss where to submit your pitches.
You have an idea, but how do you craft a pitch? Learn how in this video.
Here are some extras that will help you further your writing career.
Hailing from a magical land called New Jersey, Rachel is a writer and performer living in Brooklyn.
She has written for Playboy, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Maxim, The New York Times, and Washington Post among others. She has been featured on the morning show "Indy Style", radio shows such as Playboy's "Tiffany Granath", "Poundstone Power" and "Broadminded" on Sirius XM, and AskMen's video series. She has been quoted and/or interviewed for Redbook, Houston Press, Rebel Magazine, and Coed Magazine. She has performed as a storyteller at the Word Bookstore, Inner Monologues, Standard Issues, and Speakeasy Stories. She was filmed for the upcoming documentary "The Goddess Project" as well as a documentary about dating in the modern age by award winning filmmaker Topaz Azides.
She also owns a gift business, www.crimsonandcloverstudio.com