Media masterclass: the feedback from learners at the first course


Busy day last Friday.

It was the first course in my new media masterclass series, offering practical advice to aspiring writers to help them get published.

Here we are [pictured above] in action at the Glynne Arms in Hawarden.

We spent the morning talking about media writing, as opposed to creative writing, for publication in newspapers, magazines and online.

I structured the session around four key themes:

  • Ideas
  • Pitch
  • Structure
  • Network

Here’s what people had to say about the experience at the end of the class:

“Great insight into the process of publication. Great interaction and good group work.” – Philip Parry.

“A very productive workshop about what to / what not to do when pitching and writing an article.” – Shaun Best

“An interesting insight into the world of writing for the media. Very entertaining.” – Cheryl Davies

“A very good intro to the ideas behind writing an article and the processes to be followed.” – Susan Davidson

“The course reassured me that much of what I know if accurate and added further wisdom to it.” – Becky Sowray

“Very practical session. Enjoyed the sharing of information, the informality and the honesty.” – Paul Diggory.

The next course is pencilled in for February 2015 but sign up for the newsletter on the home page for the latest news and updates.

Big plans for expansion, so watch this space.

Media writing course from David Atkinson on Vimeo.

Short clip of the first of my new series of media workshops. Filmed at the Glynne Arms, Hawarden, October 17, 2014. The theme for the first workshop was ‘Getting your story published’. Next course? February 2015; details from

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