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The Secret Formula to Writing Nonfiction Stories that Sell Zoom Seminar, Friday, September 13th, 2024
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The Secret Formula to Writing Nonfiction Stories that Sell Zoom Seminar, Friday, September 13th, 2024

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Friday, September 13th, 2024

Live Seminar Via Zoom 12PM – 3:00PM Eastern

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Led by Jonathan Small, an award-winning author, journalist, producer, and podcast host. He has worked as a multimedia storyteller for such top media companies as The New York Times, Hearst, and Condé Nast and has held executive roles at Glamour, Stuff, and Entrepreneur and regularly contributes to The New York Times, TV Guide, Cosmo, Details, Maxim, and Good Housekeeping. He is the former “Jake” advice columnist for Glamour magazine and the “Guy Guru” at Cosmo. He has taught journalism courses at NYU. Jonathan’s upcoming book, Write About Now: 30 Authors on Origin Stories, Creative Inspiration, and the Birth of their Bestsellers is based on the popular podcast of the same name. He has also edited two bestsellers: Emotional Intelligence and The Science of Success

This masterclass teaches you everything you need to know to craft a compelling non-fiction story that publications will want to buy.

Learn more about Jon in our Meet the Teaching Artist Series.

Want to tell stories you're passionate about and get paid to do it? Join long-time journalist and editor Jonathan Small (New York Times, Entrepreneur, Glamour) to learn all his tips and trick to writing and selling creative non-fiction articles.

From coming up with compelling story ideas, researching and finding experts, writing compelling copy using his proven formula, and writing a killer pitch letter, this masterclass equips you with the strategic steps to land your work in publications.

Can't Make It Live?

No problem! The session will be recorded and available to watch after the seminar concludes.


This will be a 3-hour course divided into sections:

  1. Overview of the marketplace.
  2. The different types of stories that are selling.
  3. Long form vs. short form, evergreen vs news.
  4. How to come up with story ideas.
  5. Researching tips, working with AI.
  6. Finding experts.
  7. Doing interviews.
  8. The four parts of every article.
  9. Writing headlines that click.
  10. SEO tips.
  11. 5 Rules of Pitching.
  12. How to think like an editor.
  13. How to get more assignments.


Mastery over selling nonfiction that sells, including:

  • The proven 4-step formula to structuring your story.
  • Developing story ideas.
  • How to research topics and find experts.
  • How to write a compelling pitch letter.
  • How to be someone editors will want to work with in the future.
  • Interviewing techniques, etc.


"I was in Jonathan Small's Writing Nonfiction Stories that Sell seminar and it was awesome! Some of the most practical bits of info and steps I've ever received in such a short stretch of time. Thank you for that!  Thanks again for that informative brain dump! I feel newly focused and invigorated. Jonathan is human adderall." -Former Student

"Writing Nonfiction Stories that Sell was in incredibly thorough seminar. Jonathan Small is a great instructor, and I so appreciated the way he guided us through tips on the current submission market, and he left plenty of time for Q&A at the end, which was so helpful." -Former Student

"Jonathan Small's seminar on Writing Nonfiction Stories that Sell was amazing. Thanks to his teaching style, it was easily the best online course I've taken. His presentation was so clear and he has the heart of a great teacher. I would highly recommend his class." -Former Student


Tuition is $75. You can pay for the course in full  or use Affirm to pay over time with equal Monthly Payments. Both options are available at checkout.
  • Instructor: Jonathan Small

  • Friday, September 13th, 2024

  • Live Seminar Via Zoom 12:00PM – 3:00PM Eastern

  • Tuition is $75.