Past Meetup

Freelance Writing 101

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6 people went

Price: $55.00 /per person
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Making money writing magazine articles is getting more and more difficult. Editors don’t have time to nurture writers. Magazines, now considered brands, live or die based on the percent gain over last year in ad revenue, print circulation or Internet visitors. Each article must conform to the formula and support the brand. Queries straying ever so slightly from the brand positioning are rejected. How can a writer be successful in this new reality?

-WH Magazine Media News, May 2012

If you're interested in creating a lucrative cache of writing credits in magazines and newspapers, then this workshop is for you. What will you learn?

How to break into feature writing with very little or no clips. Where to start in choosing the right market. Where to find the appropriate editors' contact information. How to create compelling query letters. Take home a dozen query letters that were successful in achieving publications in national markets such as Draft ("America's Favorite Beer Magazine"), GO (AirTran Airways' in-flight magazine) and Dog Fancy, to localized pieces for The Durham News.

Free coffee and tea included.

Workshop to be hosted by: Tara Lynne Groth – Tara Lynne started freelance writing five years ago with no connections in the publishing industry. Her writing business consistently outgrew itself and she resigned from her salaried job in 2010 to run her writing business. (