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NY Times Worthy Personal Essay

Online Sep 15, Sep 22, Sep 29, Oct 20, Oct 27 (5 Sunday Afternoons)2:00pm - 5:00pm Pacific$425Limited Spots

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Getting an essay in the New York Times is the crown jewel of personal essays in terms of bragging rights and future book deals. In this 5 week NY Times worthy personal essay class, Clare Almand (NY Times Modern Love, LA Times) will share her insight into securing this prestigious but elusive prize. Through fun, in class exercises, an informative craft talk, and in-class feedback, you will learn Clare’s secret techniques for approaching this essay, including the unspoken expectations of the format, a compelling romantic hook and a crystal clear theme. By the end of the class you will have everything you need to craft your own New York Times Essay, and send it off to the Big Apple!

NY Times Modern LoveIn this class you’ll write an essay worthy of the NY Times Modern Love or other essay columns. We’ll workshop one of your essays until it’s perfect. By the end of class, you’ll have a kick-ass essay that is ready to be submitted for publication and a plan of where to submit it. Your goal will be to sell your essay within a couple of weeks after the class ends! You’ll be well on your way to joining the ranks of the 347 Writing Pad Alums (42 of whom got into the NY Times) who have sold essays and articles with Writing Pad’s help!

You can read some of the essays here: New York Times Modern Love #1,New York Times Modern Love #2, New York Times Modern Love #3,New York Times Modern Love #4, New York Times Modern Love #5, New York Times Modern Love #6, NY Times Well # 1, NY Times Well # 2New York Times Well #3, New York Times Well #4, New York Times Well #5, New York Times Well #6, New York Times Well #7, New York Times Well #8, New York Times Well #9, New York Times Well #10New York Times Well #11, New York Times Well #12, New York Times Well #13, NY Times StyleLos Angeles Magazine, New York Magazine, Bon Appetit, Boston Globe, Brain, Child, Daily BeastCosmopolitanDAME, Elle #1, Elle #2, Elle #3, 5280,Huffington Post #1,Huffington Post #2, Huffington Post #3,LA Times #1, LA Times #2LA Times #3, LA Times #4, LA Times #5, LA Times #6, LA Times #7, LA Times #8,The Lily #1 (Washington Post), The Lily #2 (Washington Post), Marie Claire #1, Marie Claire #2, Men's Journal, Morning News #1, Morning News #2, Narratively, Nerve, Role Reboot, Salon #1, Salon #2, Salon #3, Salon #4, Salon #5, Salon #6, Salon #7, Salon #8, Salon #9, Salon #10, Salon #11, Salon #12, Salon #13, Salon #14, San Diego Union-Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, Self #1, Self #2, Teen Vogue The Beauty Bean, Shine, The Date Report, The Smart Set, Vice, Vogue #1, Vogue #2, Vogue #3, Washington Post #1, Washington Post #2, Washington Post #3, Washington Post #4, Washington Post #5, Washington Post #6, Washington Post #7, Whole Life, Wired.        .

Clare Almand

NY Times Modern Love, LA Times

Clare Almand is a writer whose essays have appeared in NY Times Modern Love, the LA Times, and HuffPost. Clare has also been a frequent contributor to the Adult Congenital Heart Association blog. In TV, Clare has written for the lifestyle programs This Is LA, Destination: LA, Destination: SF, and Staycation! She has also worked in production on shows such as National Geographic's, The Raft and Ultimate Survival Alaska. She honed her comedy skills at the UCB Sketch Writing Program, in Writing Pad Personal Essay and TV classes and in television courses at UCLA. Clare holds a BA in Media Arts and Design and Cinema Studies and a Creative Writing Minor from James Madison University. MORE