How to Succeed as a Freelance Writer

Bianca Nogrady

Saturday 9 November, 10am-4pm

Full Price: $195
Member: $135
Conc Member: $120

Work when you want, where you want, for whom you want, and how you want: the description of a freelance has changed somewhat since the days of the medieval mercenary warrior, but the principles remain the same. The internet is transforming the media landscape, and while this has been to the detriment of the traditional in-house publishing model, it is opening up a wealth of opportunities for freelance writers. Succeeding in freelance writing takes determination, discipline and thick skin, but master those and you can enjoy the many benefits of a freelance career.

This workshop will teach you everything you need to know about building a successful business as a freelance writer. It will cover the essentials of setting up a freelance business and finding your niche, the publishing landscape from a freelance perspective, finding stories, pitching ideas to the right editors and the right publications, delivering the goods, how to get repeat work and commissions (aka how do keep an editor happy), and the all-important question of pay rates and income.

Expected Learning Outcomes

  1. How to find story ideas
  2. How to pitch to editors
  3. How to get editors coming back for more

Participant Requirements

Pen, paper, laptop, and any story ideas you might have.

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