Limited places still available-one-day course this Saturday in Brisbane
Magazine Feature Writing & the Business of Freelancing
Brisbane, Saturday June 9
Writing features for magazines doesn't simply involve cobbling together a decent story. It also requires nailing a perfect pitch, doing robust research, arranging hard-to-get interviews, knowing your audience (and editor) and writing blistering copy that doesn't let the audience go. Beyond that, it also involves a lot of business know-how: good time management, keeping track of invoices and constant ideas generation.
In this one-day course, you will acquire the fundamental skills necessary to write stories that magazines want, and also get paid for them. By the end of the course, you will be able to:
• Constantly generate story ideas
• Master the art of pitching
• Understand how to plan a story from conception to publication
• Write sellable, readable stories
• Learn how to invoice
• Adopt management and business skills vital to freelancing
Trainer: Benjamin Law is a freelance writer and journalist. He frequently contributes to The Monthly, frankie, Good Weekend and Qweekend and has written for over 50 Australian and international magazines, journals and newspapers. He has been anthologised in The Best Australian Essays twice and has written two books: The Family Law (2010) and Gaysia (2012).
Date: Saturday June 9
Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm
Location: Graffiti Room, Brisbane Powerhouse Arts, 119 Lamington Street, New Farm
Members of MEAA: $245 Members of CAL: $295 Non-members: $395
10% Early Bird discount if you complete your booking by Friday May 25.
Student members of the MEAA are invited to register their interest. If places are available, you will be offered the Student Rush price of $55. Call 1300 65 65 13 to join.
Prices include GST and morning and afternoon teas.
Fee relief is available to Alliance members who can demonstrate need.
Fees may be tax deductible, depending on your individual circumstances. Please consult your accountant.
Book at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 1300 65 65 13.