I offer free teleclasses for writers that will help you get organized, get productive, get motivated — and get more work! Past teleclasses have addressed crafting query letters, networking with editors, writing essays, and breaking into food writing. To receive the details on new teleclasses via e-mail, fill out the form on this page. (You’ll get a free packet of 10 query letters when you sign up!)
A March 2012 teleclass has been scheduled!
Becoming a Confident Freelance Writer, taught by Diana Burrell and Linda Formichelli
Date: Friday, March 30, 2011 at 12-1 pm ET (Note that this is East Coast time; please check for the correct time in your time zone.)
Topic: Becoming a Confident Freelance Writer: Are you afraid to get your work out there? Does rejection send you into a tailspin? Do you sometimes despair that you’ll never make it as a freelance writer? Lack of confidence is something that holds many talented freelancers back. In this confidence-boosting teleclass, we’ll tell you:
- Who you really need to satisfy with your writing skills.
- The Cognitive Behavioral Therapy trick that will help allay your freelancing fears.
- How pretending to be confident can actually make you confident.
- The secret of what editors really think about (hint: it’s not you!)
- Why good enough often is.
- How to beat perfectionism.
- And more!
About Diana and Linda:
Diana Burrell freelances for such magazines and newspapers such as Parenting, The Atlantic’s Food Channel, Oxygen, Family Circle, Clean Eating, The Boston Globe, Cook’s Illustrated, Psychology Today, and more. As the co-author of The Renegade Writer: A Totally Unconventional Guide to Freelance Writing Success and The Renegade Writer’s Query Letters That Rock, Diana’s direct, no-holds-barred advice inspires many aspiring and working freelancers. Diana also runs a popular 3-week workshop for freelancers called Become an Idea Machine, which shows writers how to develop great story ideas for magazines. Learn more here.
Linda Formichelli has written for Health, Woman’s Day, USA Weekend, Writer’s Digest, WebMD, Inc., and more than 130 other magazines. She also co-authored The Renegade Writer: A Totally Unconventional Guide to Freelance Writing Success and The Renegade Writer’s Query Letters That Rock. Linda offers phone mentoring for writers and teaches an 8-week e-course called Write for Magazines, which has helped writers break into such publications as Redbook, Woman’s Day, Babyzone.com, Spirituality & Health, Weight Watchers, E: The Environmental Magazine, and more. More details here.
Conference number: 218-895-0763
**This is not a toll-free number. If you have unlimited long distance, you won’t pay for the call, but if you pay for calls by the minute, it will appear on your bill.**
Q&A Diana and Linda will be taking questions at the midpoint and end of the class via Twitter. To ask a question, use the Twitter hashtag #rwchat.
Here is the link where you can access the participant keypad controls: http://www.freeconferencepro.com/support.aspx. This will tell you how to mute the call, how to get help, and more.
If you’re interested in taking part in the call, please e-mail me at email@example.com with “RSVP Confidence” in the subject line to let me know just so I can get a rough tally of how many people to expect. I may also e-mail you materials if we decide to have “handouts.” (If you prefer to remain totally anonymous, that’s fine too.) Don’t worry if I don’t reply to your RSVP — if you send it, rest assured that you’re in!
Thanks so much, and we look forward to seeing you there!