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.
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’.
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