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The Path to Freelancing

  • Iowa Writers' House 332 East Davenport Street Iowa City, IA, 52245 United States (map)

When: Sunday, May 6, 1:30pm-4:30pm

Where:  Iowa Writers' House, 332 East Davenport St

Cost: $75

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

How do you get started as a freelance writer? Is it possible to turn freelancing into a full-time job? Nicole Dieker is in her seventh year of full-time freelancing, and she’ll teach you everything she knows about how freelancers make money: how to pitch (even when you don’t have clips); how to build a freelancer schedule that combines writing, pitching, networking, and administrative work; and how to grow your earnings over time.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

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Nicole Dieker is a freelance writer, the editor of The Billfold, and the host of the Writing & Money podcast. Her work has appeared in Boing Boing, Popular Science, Scratch, The Write Life, The Freelancer, The Toast, and numerous other publications. She’s also the author of The Biographies of Ordinary People, a Millennial-era Little Women that follows three sisters from 1989 to 2016.

 

INSTRUCTOR INSPIRATION STATEMENT

I love writing and teaching — which makes sense, because they’re both about communicating ideas and connecting with other people. My goal as a teacher is to give you the information you need to craft your own story, both as a writer and as a professional. Where will your writing career take you? I can’t say for sure, but I can give you every tool I have to help you on your way.

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Everyone has a story to tell. If you are financially unable to attend this workshop, scholarships are available through our generous partners and donors. Apply here:

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All course information is sent to participants upon registering including confirmation of workshop times, location, and materials. Our workshop cancellation policy can be found here: http://www.iowawritershouse.org/cancellation-policy