Freelancing with Theresa Sullivan Barger: a 2-Part Writing Workshop
Beginning Saturday, March 14, and concluding Saturday, March 21, 9 am – noon.
Freelance Writing success is not an oxymoron. This two-session course is about the business and craft of freelance writing, starting with finding ideas, selecting the right outlet and crafting pitches that sell. We’ll cover query letters, how to become your editors’ go-to writer and how to advance your writing career. We’ll address: making a living; avoiding slave wages; finding writing work; dealing with rejection – a fact of life for writers; essential tools of the trade; social media for writers; maximizing tax deductions and time-management. We’ll look at the pros and cons of being a specialist vs. a generalist and choosing the path that’s best for you. No matter where you are in your writing career, this class will help you move forward.
Theresa Sullivan Barger, a former staff writer and editor for The Hartford Courant, is an award-winning freelance journalist whose work has appeared in Family Circle, The New York Times, Yankee, AARP, The Saturday Evening Post, Center for Public Integrity, Yale Public Health, CFO, CT Health Investigative Team, AAA Horizons, and elsewhere. She led a freelance writing workshop in 2013 for The Mark Twain House & Museum’s Sunday Afternoon Writers’ Workshop series.