Free workshop for members

 The date and time: Mar 21, 10.30am to 4.30pm

The venue

Musicians’ Union
60-62 Clapham Road

Whether you work in the field of performance, music, journalism or other forms of writing, many freelances have written - or intend to write - a book. It may be non-fiction, based on your expertise, skills and experience. Or, it could be a fiction title: that novel you’ve always wanted to write. Getting a book published has a reputation for being difficult and this puts people off trying. The truth is that it is challenging but thousands of books are published each year. Why can't one of them be yours?


Apply online by Mar 13 2014


Workshop Content

This one-day workshop aims to give you a realistic idea of how to go about writing your first book, and how and where to sell it. It covers:

  • What’s your idea? Will it make a book?
  • Your markets – know them and exploit them
  • The writing plan – discipline and practice to get the book written
  • Networks and networking – being part of a writing community
  • Selling you the writer – who you are and what you offer
  • Selling the idea – the synopsis
  • Who’s buying? - Agents, publishers, self-publishing and e-publishing

Who should attend?

Anyone who has written, is writing, or wants to write a book and sell it (you should have at least a basic idea of the book that you want to write).

Learning outcomes

You should expect to leave this workshop understanding where better to focus your book/book idea; how to fit the writing around your lifestyle; how to present and prepare you and your book for market.

Apply online

To apply for a place on this free, one-day workshop, fill in the short application form by Mar 13. You will need to register if you have not done so already.

All workshops have been over-subscribed to date so successful applicants will be chosen randomly after the cut-off date. We will let you know if your application has been successful by Mar 14.

Tutor: Sue Walker

Further enquiries
t: 07580 348726

Business skills training
for creative freelances