WHEN Materials available starting June 24
Learn how to make the current climate in both publishing and parenting work for you. We'll explore the different outlets available to parenting writers, from blogs to websites to magazines, as well as the story ideas and formats that editors are looking for. Learn the nuts and bolts of researching, writing, and revising a parenting story. We'll also show you how blog posts, magazine stories, and newspaper stories differ, and how to develop strong relationships with your editors.
In this class, you will learn how to:
- Mine your life, experience, and connections for ideas
- Define yourself as a parenting writer
- Identify which market is right for you -- magazines, blogs, or websites
- Target your pitches
- Research topics and identify sources
By the end of class, you will have:
Two stories with pitch letters, a list of targeted venues for publication, and a strategy for getting published.
- Lessons: Learn new skills through written lessons
- Discussion: Join a weekly live, interactive discussion via IM and video
- Assignments: Complete homework and receive instructor feedback
- Forums: Exchange resources, meet peers, and ask your instructor questions
The Sunday Times called Christine "a writer at the forefront of a wave of modern moms who are reinventing the parental publishing genre," and WWD noted her as a writer that helped make over glamour.com. Christine served as a Yoplait Kids Spokesperson, has appeared on 20/20 and is often quoted as a parenting expert. To learn more, visit her website at christinecoppa.net.
Christine Coppa's Courses
Writing about Parenting (Starts June 24)
"I loved this class. Christine really knew what she was talking about. I hope she teaches more classes!" -- Camey Rufo
"I'm so glad I took this class. It gave me the motivation to start pitching more parenting outlets and Christine's feedback helped me think about stories in a different way. Her insight is invaluable." -- Tracy Middleton
"Christine's class was exactly what I needed to clarify the process of pitching my ideas to publications. The assignments transformed into actual articles and the class was a supportive and creative environment." -- Elizabeth Neilson