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Common Copyright Mistakes (6 minutes)
Posted Apr 28, 2011
  How to Build an Online Portfolio (4 minutes)
Posted Mar 31, 2011
Here are the most common ways in which digital content creators unknowingly put themselves at risk of a lawsuit, and our tips on how to stay out of trouble.  more details

Advertising & Marketing, Creative Writing, TV, Film & Video, Mark S. Luckie, 10, 000 Words, Copyright, Fair Use, Copyright Law, Creative Commons, Righthaven, Public Domain
  Your online portfolio is a showcase of your skills, talent, and potential. These tips will help you make yours the best it can be.  more details

Creative Writing, Design & Photo, Portfolio, Website, Blogging, Seo
 
How to Plan a Book Tour (15 minutes)
Posted Dec 20, 2010
  How to Outline Your Novel Manuscript (21 minutes)
Posted Dec 2, 2010
It's time to hit the road and promote your book. We'll show you how.  more details

Creative Writing, Public Relations, Publicity, Promotion, Novel Writing, Book Tour
  How are those chapters coming along? It might be time to go back to the outlining board and take some advice from our expert instructor.  more details

Book & Mag Publishing, Novel, Novel Writing, Proposals, Outlining
 
How to Get Noticed in Publishing with Debbie Stier (11 minutes)
Posted Oct 25, 2010
  Breaking into Educational Writing (13 minutes)
Posted Oct 22, 2010
Debbie Stier of HarperCollins tells you the secrets to getting hired in publishing and how to publicize your book.  more details

Career, Creative Writing, Branding, Promotion, Mediabistro Circus 2010
  Learn what you need to land work with educational publishers and how to expand your client list over time.  more details

Book & Mag Publishing, Creative Writing, Education, Writing, Freelancing
 
Ghostwriting Basics (16 minutes)
Posted Oct 21, 2010
  Writing the Query Letter for Your Book Project (13 minutes)
Posted Sep 2, 2010
We'll show you how to be an effective, empathetic, and successful ghostwriter.  more details

Creative Writing, Memoir, Celebrities, Ghostwriting, Non-Fiction
  Your query letter has to be well-written, engaging, and targeted to a particular agent or editor. We'll show you how to make that happen.  more details

Creative Writing, Book Publishing, Agents, Queries, Proposals
 
How to Write a Web Video Script (15 minutes)
Posted Aug 9, 2010
  Grammar Mistakes Even Smart People Make (18 minutes)
Posted Jul 26, 2010
Video is the hottest thing on the web right now, and you can pick up great jobs writing scripts. We'll show you how.  more details

Creative Writing, Freelancing, Web Video, Scriptwriting
  Explore the mysteries of "lie and lay," "I and me" and other thorny decisions with expert June Casagrande.  more details

Grammar, Style, Writing, Copy Editing, Editing, Usage
 
The New Online Markets for Writers (13 minutes)
Posted Jul 14, 2010
  Give a Great Reading (20 minutes)
Posted May 21, 2010
In this tutorial, you'll learn about the different content sites and how they work, the pros and cons of the various models, and how you can be most productive to make your efforts pay off.  more details

Career, About.Com, Examiner, Suite101, Demand Media, Content Farms, Aggregators, Markets For Writers, Next-Generation Journalist
  Readings let you showcase your work and get new fans. With the help of some of our favorite writers, we'll show you how.  more details

Book & Mag Publishing, Promotion, Authors, Public Speaking, Readings, Performance
 
Copy Editor Confessions: Improve Your Writing (15 minutes)
Posted May 18, 2010
  I Just Wrote A Book...What Do I Do Now? (22 minutes)
Posted May 13, 2010
Learn about the ten article-writing habits that make copy editors roll their eyes, and how you can fix them in your own work.  more details

Grammar, Copy Editing, Editing, Punctuation, Next-Generation Journalist
  FREE for a limited time! In this Mediabistro.com "reality" show hosted by GalleyCat's Jason Boog, you'll meet beginning novelist Jon Frith and learn along with him as he prepares to make the journey from writer to author. Along the way, a top New York literary agent provides valuable tips for refining his manuscript, finding the right agent, and selling the book.  more details

Creative Writing, Promotion, Twitter, Manuscript, Social Media, Agents, Novel Writing, Novelist
 
How to Make Money from Blogging: Panel Discussion (1 hour, 15 minutes)
Posted Apr 29, 2010
  How to Line Edit Your Own Writing, Part 2 (15 minutes)
Posted Apr 19, 2010
How can you turn an interest in writing and blogging into career opportunities and a sustainable living (or at least supplemental income)? Our panel, sponsored by AOL, takes on the topic.  more details

Creative Writing, Digital Media & Tech, Aol, Career, Blogging, Panel Discussion
  We go deeper into line editing in Part 2 of this tutorial. You'll learn how to avoid errors and polish your prose.  more details

Book & Mag Publishing, Grammar, Editing, Next-Generation Journalist
 
How to Line Edit Your Own Writing, Part 1 (18 minutes)
Posted Apr 12, 2010
  Finding the Creative Spark (1 hour, 25 minutes)
Posted Mar 31, 2010
Is your writing bloated? Tired? Lacking zip? This quick tutorial will show you how to get rid of blah language and improve the clarity of your prose.  more details

Book & Mag Publishing, Grammar, Editing, Next-Generation Journalist
  In this panel discussion, experts from design, ad, and interactive agencies discuss how to create an environment for innovation, processes for idea development, and how individuals can reignite their creative spark.  more details

Creative Writing, Creativity, Recorded Event, Innovation, Panel Discussion
 
Anthologize Me (11 minutes)
Posted Mar 15, 2010
  Grammar Tips: Comma Clinic (18 minutes)
Posted Mar 11, 2010
Want to get your work out there, and join a community of writers? Being published in an anthology can do that, and more, for your career. We'll show you how.  more details

Book & Mag Publishing, Nonfiction, Submissions, Essay Writing, Anthologies
  Commas are the bugbears of the punctuation world. Let our expert June Casagrande teach you proper comma usage.  more details

Grammar, Style, Usage
 
Grammar Tips: The Passive Voice (13 minutes)
Posted Feb 24, 2010
  Understanding Media Ecology with Brian Cogan (15 minutes)
Posted Feb 8, 2010
Get active and improve your writing! Grammar expert June Casagrande teaches you all about the passive voice and how to avoid it.  more details

Grammar, Style, Usage
  What do media pros need to understand about the history of pop culture? How is the media becoming more punk rock every day? Enjoy this funny, thought-provoking chat with Dr. Brian Cogan.  more details

Creative Writing, Music, Television, Media Ecology, Popular Culture
 
Literary Agents and Electronic Publishing with Jason Allen Ashlock (17 minutes)
Posted Jan 29, 2010
  Electrifying the Future of Literature with Andy Hunter (8 minutes)
Posted Jan 20, 2010
The job of a literary agent is more challenging than ever, thanks to new twists in electronic publishing and a tough market. Learn about the current landscape with one of the key players in the field.  more details

Creative Writing, Direct Access, Ebook Summit, Electronic Publishing, Agents
  What does the future of literature look like? It's animated, alive, electric! Just ask Andy Hunter.  more details

Book & Mag Publishing, Fiction, Poetry, Direct Access, Ebook Summit
 
Innovations in Interactive Children's Publishing with Lisa Holton of Fourth Story Media (10 minutes)
Posted Jan 13, 2010
  What's Next in Publishing with Jane Friedman and Jeffrey Sharp of Open Road Integrated Media (12 minutes)
Posted Jan 7, 2010
Children's books aren't just printed pages any more. Learn about the revolution in interactive books, and what to expect from the future from Fourth Story Media's Lisa Holton.  more details

Creative Writing, Ebook Summit, Children's Books
  Jane Friedman and Jeffrey Sharp are breaking new ground in digital publishing and book marketing. Join them for this educational discussion of what's to come and how you can get involved.  more details

Career, Creative Writing, Marketing, New Media, Direct Access, Ebook Summit
 
Writer, Agent, Publisher: New Roles for the eBook Era (1 hour)
Posted Jan 4, 2010
  Can I Do That On My Blog? (12 minutes)
Posted Dec 29, 2009
In this panel discussion at Mediabistro's eBook conference, Jason Boog leads a conversation about how the new landscape of publishing, digital content, and print on demand affect the fragile relationships in the publishing process.  more details

Creative Writing, New Media, Recorded Event, Ebook Summit, Electronic Publishing
  We walk you through blog ethics and etiquette, and teach you how to make good choices for your site.  more details

Creative Writing, Journalism, Ethics, Blogging
 
Media, Society, and Change with Douglas Rushkoff (35 minutes)
Posted Dec 22, 2009
  Get the Gig: Perfecting Your Pitch (15 minutes)
Posted Dec 9, 2009
In this address at Mediabistro's eBook Summit, author Douglas Rushkoff kept the audience rapt with his hyper-relevant take on the future of media and society. This talk will excite and incite you; make the time to watch and understand it.  more details

Creative Writing, Journalism, New Media, Recorded Event, Ebook Summit, Electronic Publishing, Next-Generation Journalist
  A great query letter, or pitch, is your ticket to publication. We'll show you how to make editors love reading your emails.  more details

Book & Mag Publishing, Journalism
 
Get a Book Deal: Find an Agent Online (12 minutes)
Posted Nov 5, 2009
  How to Make a Successful Short Film (1 hour, 7 minutes)
Posted Dec 13, 2007
As the publishing industry undergoes a reinvention, the competition to be represented and published has grown steeper. How can you make your query stand out from hundreds of others? In this tutorial, we'll show you the top online resources to help you find and land an agent, and we'll take a look at our favorite picks for agent blogs. We'll also show you how to use Twitter to get the inside scoop on what agents are really thinking.  more details

Creative Writing, Digital Media & Tech, Twitter, Pitching, Social Media, Crash Course
  Award-winning filmmakers share the secrets of making the short films that launched their careers in movies.  more details

Creative Writing, Screenwriting, Online Video, Recorded Events
 
The Secrets Behind Book Publishing (1 hour, 43 minutes)
Posted Oct 2, 2007
  Pitch Slam 1-on-1: Time Out New York (21 minutes)
Posted Aug 23, 2007
Editors from Knopf, HarperCollins, Random House, and The New York Times Book Review join agents Henry Dunow and Gail Hochman to discuss the secrets behind books publishing. Moderated by author Susan Shapiro.  more details

Career, Creative Writing, Publishing, Pitching, Editing, Recorded Event
  Time Out New York editor-in-chief Brian Farnham fields pitches from four writers who want to land in the NYC-obsessed arts and entertainment guide.  more details

Creative Writing, Journalism, Magazines, Freelancing, Pitching, Pitch Slam
 
Pitch Slam 1-on-1: Esquire (32 minutes)
Posted Jul 23, 2007
  Pitch Slam 1-on-1: Food & Wine (28 minutes)
Posted Jun 1, 2007
Esquire articles editor David Katz meets with four writers who want to break into the award-winning magazine.  more details

Career, Creative Writing, Journalism, Magazines, Pitching, Pitch Slam
  Food & Wine editor-in-chief Dana Cowin wants to hear trend-driven pitches from four writers. Can they deliver?  more details

Career, Creative Writing, Journalism, Magazines, Pitching, Pitch Slam
 
Pitch Slam 1-on-1: Redbook (20 minutes)
Posted May 21, 2007
  From Blogger to Author: How Bloggers Get Book Deals, and What This Means for Publishing (1 hour, 18 minutes)
Posted Dec 1, 2006
Redbook editor-in-chief Stacy Morrison sits down with four writers eager to break into this general interest magazine for women in "the grown-up stage of life," and offers feedback on their story ideas.  more details

Career, Creative Writing, Journalism, Magazines, Pitching, Pitch Slam
  Authors Julie Powell, Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan, Michael Malice, and Robert Rummel-Hudson join literary agent Kate Lee and editor Laura Mazer to discuss how blogs can turn into lucrative book deals.  more details

Advertising & Marketing, Career, Creative Writing, Digital Media & Tech, Promotion, Blogging, Recorded Event, For Authors
 
Is Writing for the Web Different from Print? (15 minutes)
Posted
  Writing for the Web: Understanding How Readers Use the Web (15 minutes)
Posted
Find out what works online, what doesn't, and how to make a smooth transition from print to online.  more details

Creative Writing, Journalism, Writing, New Media, Blogging, Intro, Crash Course, Seo
  What is "usability" and what does it mean for writers? Find out how to keep people on your site, and coming back for more.  more details

Creative Writing, Journalism, Writing, New Media, Blogging, Intro, Crash Course, Seo
 
The Secrets of First Person Writing (1 hour, 41 minutes)
Posted
  Guidelines for Writing Online (15 minutes)
Posted
The editors of The New York Times "Lives" and "Modern Love" sections join book agent Elizabeth Kaplan, Villard editorial director Bruce Tracy, Jane editor Esther Haynes, and authors Gael Greene and Susan Shapiro to discuss the secrets behind publishing first-person writing.  more details

Book & Mag Publishing, Journalism, Memoir, Pitching, Essay Writing, Recorded Event
  Find out what today's audiences expect online and learn to engage them with searchable headlines and appropriate multimedia content.  more details

Creative Writing, Digital Media & Tech, Writing, New Media, Crash Course, Intermediate, Seo
 
How to Write an Arts and Culture Review (15 minutes)
Posted
  Pitch Slam 1-on-1: OK! (22 minutes)
Posted
Learn everything you need to know to write a smart, publishable review of music, film, books, theater or any other arts and culture topic.  more details

Book & Mag Publishing, Creative Writing, Arts, Pitching, Intro, Crash Course, Reviewing
  OK! editor-in-chief Sarah Ivens takes pitches from three writers with ideas for the stateside version of the U.K.'s best-selling weekly celebrity magazine, which is interested in hearing from anyone with access to big names.  more details

Career, Creative Writing, Journalism, Magazines, Pitching, Pitch Slam
 
Pitch Slam 1-on-1: Ladies' Home Journal (36 minutes)
Posted
  Be A Blog Star, Pt. 1 (16 minutes)
Posted
Four writers try to sell Ladies Home Journal editor-in-chief Diane Salvatore story ideas for the modern version of a venerable magazine with lots of room for freelancers.  more details

Career, Creative Writing, Journalism, Magazines, Pitching, Pitch Slam
  How to drive site traffic, with Brian Williams, Jeff Jarvis, Brian Stelter, and friends.  more details

Career, Creative Writing, Blogging, Social Media, Crash Course, Intermediate
 
Be A Blog Star, Pt. 2 (14 minutes total)
Posted
  The 20-Minute Screenwriter, Part 1 (20 minutes)
Posted
How to drive site traffic, with Brian Williams, Jeff Jarvis, Brian Stelter, and friends.  more details

Career, Creative Writing, Blogging, Social Media, Crash Course, Intermediate
  A crash course with D.B. Gilles and Katherine Wessling.  more details

TV, Film & Video, Screenwriting, Crash Course, Intermediate
 
The 20-Minute Screenwriter, Part 2 (29 minutes)
Posted
  When Life Throws You A Curve: When Industry Changes Affect Your Career (43 minutes)
Posted
A crash course with D.B. Gilles and Katherine Wessling.  more details

TV, Film & Video, Screenwriting, Crash Course, Intermediate
  A panel discussion about your place in the evolution of the media.  more details

Book & Mag Publishing, Creative Writing, Journalism, New Media, Job Search, Social Media, Recorded Event