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How to Make a Living as a Writer
19 May @ 18:30 - 20:30
About this Event
Many people aspire to be a ‘writer’, but what does that term truly mean – and is part of it making a living from your words?
In this session, we’ll explore some of the many avenues that writers can go down to ensure they are getting paid for their words, from traditional publishing to self-publishing through to the lively worlds of public speaking and teaching.
There’ll be the chance to explore your individual goals, skills and ambitions to see how they might fit into the life of a professional writer, and maybe some new ideas you can add to that list!
Throughout this workshop, you will
- Explore what we mean by ‘making a living as a writer’
- Look at where writers can earn from traditional and indie publishing
- Investigate the world of self-publishing as an alternative
- Consider ideas of writing in other forms (articles/blogs) as well as concepts like workshopping
- Develop their own ideas and forward plans
About Alex Davis
Alex Davis is a creative writing lecturer and tutor with 15 years of experience across a wide range of fields. As a writer, he has had one novel and three non-fiction books published to date, as well as more than 50 short stories and poems. He is also the originator and co-ordinator of the popular Edge-Lit festival.
How to access the workshop
This workshop will be delivered online via Zoom. Zoom is a cloud-based video conferencing service you can use to virtually meet with others – either by video or audio-only or both. A user manual containing access instructions and a link will be sent out to you before the workshop. You will need an internet connection, and a computer with either a built in camera or webcam, and a built-in microphone/speaker.
Book your place
Tickets cost £12 for NWS members and £15 for general admission. Book your place, or to find out more about joining NWS, head to our membership page.