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SUMMER CREATIVE NONFICTION SERIES: The Art of the Pitch with Ines Bellina

$45.00

Though the thought of writing a pitch may be intimidating, the great thing about pitches is that they tend to follow a similar structure. This single-session class will teach you what that structure is.

Start Date

July 8

Class Times

12pm – 1pm CT

Day(s) of the Week

Friday

Sessions

1

Instructor

Location

Zoom (online)

Price

$45

In stock

Description

This class is part of our “Summer Creative Nonfiction Series,” a variety of single-session classes on Fridays at lunchtime designed to tackle one element of creative nonfiction writing in each class. You can take one class, pick and choose, or take all of them! You can find all other classes in the series here.


If you are not a reporter at a newspaper or a staff writer at a glossy magazine, how do you ever publish anything? It all starts with a pitch–that short and sweet email that showcases the brilliant idea you want to write and publish in an outlet. Though the thought of writing one may be intimidating, the great thing about pitches is that they tend to follow a similar structure. This single-session class will teach you what that structure is.

In this workshop, we will cover the following topics:

  • Brainstorming and organizing pitch ideas
  • Basic elements of a pitch
  • Strategies for finding the right person and outlet for your pitch
  • What to expect when a pitch gets accepted
  • What to do if your pitch gets rejected
  • Tips for getting over mental block

The class will also include sample pitches, exercises, and a clear path forward to get your writing out there.

About Ines Bellina

Ines Bellina is a freelancer writer, storyteller, and bon vivant. Her writing has appeared in Wine Enthusiast, Chicago Magazine, The A.V. Club, The Takeout, and more. She has performed all over town in shows like You're Being Ridiculous, The Skewer, Miss Spoken, Story Club, and the Chicago Women's Funny Festival. Ines also works with marketing agencies, non-profits, and personal clients as a content marketing writer, social media strategist and translator. She is currently working on a YA novel.