• AUGUST 17-20, 2023


Building a Sustainable Writing Career: Priorities, Platforms, and Getting Paid

Before the arrival of the Internet, writers had few options for making a living that didn’t involve working with traditional publishing outlets or businesses. Today, there are many potential business models and sources of income that enable writers to build a sustainable career—whether they are an introvert, extrovert, or some combination thereof.   

If you want your writing to be a career-long activity and provide a living wage, then it’s necessary to consider the business model that will support you and how you will sustain and adapt it over time. By developing a diverse mix of writing opportunities, you can future-proof your career, create more of the opportunities you want, and decrease those you do solely for the money.  

In this full-day workshop, Jane Friedman—co-founder of The Hot Sheet, former publisher of Writer’s Digest, award-winning blogger and author of The Business of Being a Writer (University of Chicago Press, 2018)—will teach you how to be clear-eyed and strategic about developing revenue streams best suited to your personality, your writing, and your career expectations. We’ll discuss early career foundation and brand-building for freelancers who want to work for publishers or businesses, how and when freelancers can successfully market and sell their work directly to readers/consumers, and the varied income opportunities related to being a visible writer or expert in the market.  You’ll learn: 

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