Short Essays for the Internet
Whether expository or reported, internet publications are seeking clear, compelling short essays. In this workshop, we'll cover how to identify themes, and how to outline and write essays about single issues (750-1,000 words), including a call to action. We'll discuss different essay forms and when to choose each. We'll discuss finding publications to fit your interests (and how to tailor your writing to publications you admire). Students will practice pitches and leave with lots of homework because practice is key.
Kimberly Dark is the author of Fat, Pretty and Soon to be Old, The Daddies, Love and Errors and Damaged Like Me. Her essays, stories and poetry are widely published in academic and popular online publications alike.