Archive for November, 2010

Hello, everyone!

Freelance Journalism comes in many forms. I should know. I’ve been a freelance journalist since 1985, writing for national and regional newspapers and magazines – a wide portfolio – and I can tell you, although the audience may vary, the skill set is clearly-defined. So, for some time now, I’ve been running a series of freelance journalism skills’ workshops. And, for those of you close enough to Heswall, here is a call to action for an information-packed and exhilarating Out of the Box Workshop placed firmly in that series.

The subject of this workshop – due to take place at The Conservatory, 28 Park West, Heswall, Wirral, CH60 9JF, on December 1st 1.30pm – 4.30pm (cost £15) – will be Interviewing Skills. Whatever your subject and whatever your angle, if you want to freelance, at some point you will have to interview someone. This could be a nerve-wracking experience in itself. And – even worse – the next question will be: ‘How do I handle the masses of material I’ve generated?’  This workshop will offer you a practical survival guide.

Subsequent workshops – taking place on the first Wednesday of each month – will include topics such as self-publication, press releases, sourcing ideas and many more. Please see this Blog   for more details.  On January 5th, for example, we’ll be looking at story-telling and its role in a variety of contexts from management to healthcare to family law practice!

In the New Year, I also have in mind to run certain Saturday morning specials on topics such as Travel Writing or Memoir Writing. So please watch out for further details.

Could you let me know by November 30th (12 noon) whether or not you intend to come to Interviewing Skills. Numbers are restricted to 10 so be quick! And, even if you don’t live close enough to Heswall to join the Programme, please remember these workshops travel!  Why not contact me to book a workshop for a group near you?


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