Making a living writing is possible… if you put in the work, develop those contacts and expand your skills beyond fiction. And if you have a bit of luck too. In a world where the written word is gaining over even the human voice (think how much we text vs. how much time we spend on the phone), there is an ever-increasing demand for skilled writers who can deliver interesting stories, convince and convert readers for sales purposes, and generally keep audiences coming back to a publication or website.
In this session, we’ll cover the types of writing that actually pay, how to find your first gig and how to expand your client base. If you want to begin freelancing on the side or are serious about a full-time writing career, this will be useful for you.
(Note for newcomers: We actually meet in the Atrium, next door, but access is through the coffee shop. If the coffee shop is closed then there is a security guard at the Atrium's Blanshard St entrance who will usually let you in.)