Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Saturday School for Writers: Making Words Work

I thoroughly enjoyed teaching my latest Business of Writing day school for Canterbury Christ Church about Self-publishing your e-book on Amazon, in which I shared my personal experiences - good and bad - in the hope of informing and encouraging other writers.  

My next Canterbury Saturday school, Making Words Work on April 26th, explores income streams for writers and ways of “monetizing your output” as a writer. I love teaching and sharing what I've learned, and the last 2 day schools had great feedback so if you fancy joining us (or know someone who might) I would be most grateful if you felt able to share. Thanks  See link for more info. 

The Business of Writing 2: Making Words Work
Saturday 26 April, 2014.  10am-4pm at Canterbury Christ Church University
Unless you are writing for a hobby, it’s a business.  This has given rise to a new title: authorpreneur.
This day school explores and discusses income streams for writers and ways of“monetizing your output” as a writer, including competitions, residencies, workshops, talks, readings, speaking, copywriting, editing, and coaching. We will also look at organisations that exist to help authors, the role of an agent and issues such as contracts, fees and royalties, as well as pitching to agents and publishers.
Finally, we examine managing and costing your time, an essential aspect of being a successful freelance writer.  What are you worth? What are the time vampires and how do you combat them?  How do you stay motivated?  We will look at each of the following topics which address the reality of being freelance, such as working methods,  environment, deadlines, setting targets (financial and personal), the importance of forward planning, recycling work and pen names. The session will also cover building your writing portfolio and creating a marketing plan.   

All Day Schools cost £27.50.  To book please contact April Doyle via email to education.communityarts@canterbury.ac.uk or by phoning 01227 863451

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