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Winter School: A Crash Course in Freelance Journalism



Greg Foyster




Whether it’s your core practice or a stimulating side venture, freelance writing offers journalistic independence and creative control. Get a toolkit for getting started, including advice about pitching, planning, interviewing, editing your own work and building a successful business model.

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Greg Foyster


You will learn

  • how to generate story ideas and pitch them to editors
  • the fundamentals of feature article structure
  • how to interview for colour and detail
  • editing for tone and house style
  • various was to find your niche and build your business model.

This workshop develops employment-related skills.

About Greg Foyster

Greg Foyster is an experienced freelance journalist specialising in environmental issues. His work has appeared in ‘The Age’, ‘The Big Issue’, ‘Crikey’, ‘ABC’ and ‘Smith Journal’. He is the author of the travel memoir ‘Changing Gears’, and has been featured in ‘The Age’ Top 100 list of inspiring and influential Melburnians. He is also a regular political cartoonist for ‘Meanjin’ and ‘Eureka Street’.

Winter School

Read more about other workshops in our Winter School program:

Winter School: Writing Grief and Trauma, 10 July

Winter School: How to Write Your Perfect YA Novel, 11 July

Winter School: Authorpreneurship - The Business of Creativity, 12 July

Winter School: A Crash Course in Freelance Journalism, 13 July

Winter School: Other People’s Lives – Storytelling and Ethics, 14 July

Winter School: Writing and Structuring Memoir, 15 July

Winter School: Lessons from Commercial Fiction, 16 July

Winter School: Writing Place, 17 July

Winter School: Writing and Advocacy, 18 July

Winter School: Finding Your Voice, 19 July

Winter School: Writing for Performance, 20 July

Winter School: Science Writing, 21 July

Winter School: Creativity 101, 22 July

Winter School: Writing Science Fiction, 23 July

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Registration for this event ended on 13 July 2017 - 8:00
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