A weekly essay on better writing. With jokes. VIEW ONLINE | FORWARD
Mike Long | Writer, Speechwriter, and Speaker Logo
Get Mike's tips in your inbox. Subscribe today!
Share these tips!

Michael Long is a speaker, writer, and educator.

To discuss hiring Mike for your project, email him.


Share these tips!

The 1st Standalone Online Course

from Mike Long

Wanna Get Your Op-ed Published?

It's not as difficult as you think.

...But it does require a specific set of skills, and there are two ways to acquire them: 

#1: Spend a few awkward years learning by trial and error.

#2: Learn from somebody who knows.

I propose the second option, plus a bonus: Not only will I teach you what you need to know, you'll learn it quickly, and you'll enjoy the education.

Which is why I'm proud to introduce my first online course: How to Write the Op-ed and Get It Published.

Have you ever wanted an advantage
when it comes to getting published?
I can help. Read on.

You receive nearly 90 minutes of instruction in a series of short videos, each of which takes you step by step through writing, polishing, and pitching a professional op-ed suitable for publication.

This is the method I teach in the graduate PR program at Georgetown University and in seminars around the world. My students (and I) have used this approach to get published in The Washington Post, The New York Times, USA Today, and more.

In Part I, I'll show you how to
  • select a timely topic and state it in language that gets attention,
  • write a compelling first paragraph (in the form of a peg, problem, and promise) to show an editor that you know how to write for publication, and
  • present your ideas so that readers want to keep reading.
In Part II, we'll get you over the finish line. You'll learn how to
  • construct arguments that make readers engage with your ideas,
  • find, test, and arrange evidence to maximize persuasive value, and 
  • write a short, pointed closing that confronts readers with a clear choice.
You'll come out the other side with an op-ed you can submit to any publication in the world, you'll be equipped to do it again and again, and you will have gained a foundation to improve everything else you write. Getting published is tricky business. Even great op-eds get turned down. But with my method you'll increase the odds that you'll see your work (or your client's work) in print.

My new course is $50.

Buy it now, own it forever.

My students have the satisfaction of being confident that they are doing things the professional way. You can have that satisfaction, too. 

I hope you'll buy this course and invest in your skills.

Click here and start learning right away.


P.S. I'll be back next week with the regular newsletter! And since you've read this far, here's a little more:

Everyone who purchases the course can send along the op-ed they write, and I will personally provide feedback. See the course site for details.

2. Use the code OPED40 at checkout to reduce your price to $40.

See you there!


Mike's Calendar
Topic Organization Date Location
PR & Business Writing Series
Part II
Federal Government Cabinet Department August 7 Washington, DC
Speechwriting for Military Writers and Others Georgetown University Aug 26-28 Online 
Register by clicking here.
Creative Writing Georgetown University Sep 23 - Oct 28 (weekly) Online 
Register by clicking here.
Speechwriting: The Method & The Art Professional Speechwriters Association October Online 
Registration TK
PR Writing Series Trade Association October Washington, DC
Emcee for Marketing Convention Private Nov 4 Washington, DC
European Festival of Political Rhetoric European Speechwriters Network Nov 6-27 Online
Registration TK

Click here to share this newsletter.

Hire me to teach, speak, or write. I'm at Mike@MikeLongOnline.com.


© 2020 Mike Long. All rights reserved.
Burke, VA  22015
You're getting this email because you opted in online. If you don't want to get it anymore, just click on the unsubscribe link and you're outa here!