The Business of Being a Writer: How to Make Money—or Even a Living—while Writing
Date(s) - Sun, Mar. 03, 2019
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Drawing Board
This seminar is for all types of writers who are interested in making money—or even a career—from their writing.
In The Business of Being a Writer, Jane Friedman wrote, “It remains possible to make a decent living from writing if you’re willing to pay attention to how the business works, devise a business model tailored to your goals, and adapt as needed.”
Using her excellent book as a guide, this broad-topic seminar will help you explore the various ways you can earn income through your writing. We’ll cover:
- How to assess your current strengths and weaknesses as a writer
- Building a platform for your future writing
- A framework for future work, i.e., What projects should you say yes to?
- A dozen ways to monetize your writing
Time permitting, the seminar will also feature an open Q&A for the class to discuss how each in-person attendee can best pursue their specific writing goals so they can get into—and remain in—the business of being a writer.
Fee: $60 or $45 for former/current students