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Selling Stories: Finding an Audience for Your Writing

Selling Stories: Finding an Audience for Your Writing

Tickets are $40 for non-members. Members receive an automatic additional 25% off discount (when logged in). For an early bird discount, use code “storybird” at checkout before Monday February 18, 2019 to receive 20% off in addition to the member discount–if applicable.

 

As the third in a series of three workshops that explore the techniques needed to go from idea to published science writing piece, this workshop will explore the last leg of your communication journey: how to find your audience, then polish and sell your writing piece to a publisher. Selling doesn’t just mean receiving money for your creative piece, it means selling the idea to someone, particularly your audience with effective and learned techniques (helpful even for those that aren’t freelance). During this professional development workshop, we’ll explore topics such as:

  • Selecting which story to tell and how publications go about selecting which story they commission
  • How stories evolve from pre-pitch exploratory interviews, through rounds of edits to a final polished piece by pulling from real-world examples of two successful freelancers’ pitch, edit, and publish process, including take-home examples that help creators optimize the journey. Authors will be available for direct questions and feedback on an idea you may have.
  • How to negotiate pay with a how-to book author and coach who will give you the top tips and tricks to position yourself and your worth best in a competitive marketplace
  • In the works: We are currently in the long process of getting the local host of a new Netflix science show for kids to appear as a star featured speaker. We will update when/if it is finalized.

 

 

Lunch and happy hour provided!

 

The location will be in northeast Austin (if you’ve been to one of our other two workshops, you know it) at Trash Mountain Ranch (formerly GasPedal Ranch) at: 10300 Springdale Rd, Austin, TX 78754.

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