Aspiring writers who want to know more about how to “jumpstart [a] freelance writing career” can learn from the pros as Writer’s Block Philippines will offer a “crash course edition” of its flagship workshop, “Jumpstart Your Freelance Writing Career”, on Saturday, March 17, 2012, from 9AM to 6PM at co.lab, 4/F Optima Building, Salcedo Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City.
The workshop will be facilitated by Writer’s Block Philippines’ founders who are also editors of their respective publications with over 20 years combined experience under their belts. Ana Santos, a contributor of ProPinoy.net, is the editorial director of the website SexandSensibilities.com and associate editor of the Dubai-based lifestyle magazine, Illustrado. Nikka Sarthou is a contributing editor of Cebu Pacific’s Smile magazine and is content manager of the travel website OfficiallyPhilippines.com. Niña Terol-Zialcita is the deputy editor of ProPinoy.net, a former editor-in-chief of a travel magazine, and has co-authored a number of books. All three editors will share practical tips and tools for getting started on a freelance writing career.
Topics to be covered include the following:
Why should you freelance? Is it about having more free time or just doing what you want? While both may be true, we will look at the pros and cons, and the myths and realities, of freelance writing as a career.
Freelancing is and can be a viable and sustainable career. We will look at the various writing opportunities, how to capitalize on them and maximize them as diversified earning potentials.
Your byline is your brand. Just like any brand you need to market yourself, create your portfolio, and create a positive image for yourself as a writer.
Practical Side of the Business
In this crash course of Jumpstart Your Freelance Writing Career, we will include a portion on the practical side of becoming a creative entrepreneur.
How do you start a freelance writing career? How do you get published? First, you have to know how to write a pitch A pitch to a writer is what an audition is to an actor—it’s a potential job that can lead to other potential jobs. Our pitching session—which has nothing to do with baseball–will clue you in on what editors are looking for and how to pique their interest.
For more information, read the FAQs in the Writer’s Block Philippines website. Slots are limited, so interested parties are encouraged to reserve online through this link.
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