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The Business Of Being A Writer: An 8-Week Workshop

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The Business Of Being A Writer: An 8-Week Workshop

by Writing Workshops Org Admin

2 years ago


This workshop is for any writer interested in building a career from their writing. Led by Blake Atwood, who’s now in his fourth year of full-time business as an author, editor, and ghostwriter, this class will provide an overview of the many ways a writer can become a working writer in today’s crowded marketplace. Using publishing guru Jane Friedman’s recently released book, The Business of Being a Writer, this eight-week workshop will cover:

  • Week 1: How to build a life as a writer

  • Week 2: Understanding the publishing industry

  • Week 3: Getting traditionally published

  • Week 4: Self-publishing

  • Week 5: Other published avenues

  • Week 6: Establishing your platform

  • Week 7: How writers make money (pt. 1)

  • Week 8: How writers make money (pt. 2)

The class will also hear from multiple working writers throughout the course, whether in-person, via live video interview, or via a prerecorded message. Each student will be encouraged to pursue at least one aspect of one avenue, like crafting a pitch for an online magazine or establishing your online presence, and will have their efforts workshopped by the group. By the end of the class, a student will have a much deeper grasp of the realities of establishing a career as a working writer and will have taken practical steps toward doing so.


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