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Publishing your Nonfiction Writing and Building a Freelance Writing Career

  • Gila's House Berkeley, 94703 (map)

Some of the most frequent and consistent questions I get are: How did you start publishing your nonfiction? How did you build a career as a freelance writer? How do you deal with friends/relatives/your boss/the world knowing personal things about you? How do you pitch an editor? How do I set my price? Should I write for free? Is it better to send queries or finished drafts? Literary journals or newspapers and magazines?

These are questions I get all the time from students in my classes, friends starting their careers as writers, and strangers on the internet. So, for the first time, I’m offering a three-hour intensive at a fraction of the price of working with me one-on-one, to learn what I did, what worked and what didn’t, and to ask any and every question you have about publishing nonfiction and freelance writing. Come prepared to delve into your unique offering as a writer, what you hope to affect or influence with your work, and how to best do that. Also come with your list of questions about anything freelance, publishing, pitching, privacy-related, and more. 


Where: Gila’s living room in South Berkeley, walking distance from Ashby BART. Address provided with registration.
When: Wednesday, June 20, 7 – 9:30 pm
Cost: Sliding Scale $50-$65
Why:  Because the world needs your voice!! 
RSVP: here

Snacks and drinks included! Tell your friends!

Get your work out there! The world needs your voice!

Earlier Event: June 11
The Racket Reading Series