Useful Writing Courses

Useful Writing Courses

Looking to improve your writing and pitching skills?

Sometimes, taking a focused course can really move your career forward fast.

That’s why I’ve teamed up with The Renegade Writer’s Linda Formichelli to create several small-group courses aimed at helping writers ramp up their skills and earn more.

Carol Tice and Linda Formichelli

Article Writing Master Class4-Week J-School: Journalism Crash CourseFreelance Writers Pitch Clinic

Our current course slate includes Pitch Clinic, 4 Week Journalism School, and Article Writing Masterclass.

These courses give you real-world feedback from two longtime pro writers, and from magazine editors. Learn what really works, what’s expected, and how to make your story idea and article draft really shine.

We host all these classes on our spanking-new Useful Writing Courses site — take a browse over there and you can see what courses are coming up, and get on the waiting list to be first to hear when a course opens.

What students are saying about our classes…

Karen MorseI landed a short piece for Weight Watchers magazine as a result of pitch clinic, which then led to another assignment from them (and hopefully more to come!)

Thanks for helping me break in with this great magazine! –Karen Morse

Lane Vail“I am totally flabbergasted that this morning I received the green light from the national editor of Natural Awakenings magazine to write an article whose idea came from my participation in Carol & Linda’s most recent J-School! This was the first query I’ve ever written, and I got the assignment from a magazine whose readership is between 1-3 million. I am a complete novice to freelance writing, and I am totally over the moon. Thank you so much Carol and Linda for the push to brainstorm article ideas and the opportunity to fine-tune query letters in the J-School class.”–Lane Vail

Thomas“I got two clients during this class — so thank you! After the first AWM class module on style, I pitched one career website, just to get a sample — but the editor liked my work so much he’s looking to get me paid. After studying another website’s writing style and headlines as I learned in class, I pitched them and got accepted to write for their blog. I honestly wish I had taken this class earlier!”—Thomas Hill