PITCH CLINICS

TUTOR-led.  Small group for refreshing skills, getting back into the workplace, building confidence and motivation. Max 6. London Friday mornings. Come along and get motivated, or brainstorm ideas and get feedback on work in progress. Get suggestions of where to place stories, outlets that pay and how towrite digital content. Confidential and supportive. Participants have gone on to get commissions.

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Suitable for those looking to refresh skills: women returners, former editors, experienced and new writers, bloggers, copy and content writers.

Weekly Friday mornings. 10.30 am to 1pm. £40.

WAYS INTO JOURNALISM

WEDNESDAY mornings. City Lit

11 weeks from 28 September. Next intake January 2017

Refresh or gain new skills. Find out how to get published online or in print, or improve content on your blog. Increase your chances of getting commissioned. We will cover interview skills, explore writing content and using social media to get work.

TRAVEL JOURNALISM WORKSHOP

1 day Saturday 5 November City Lit

How to write evocative travel copy, work with the travel industry, get on press trips and sell your work. Theory plus writing exercises with feedback. For bloggers and journalists or for those who fancy doing something with their travel experiences. 10.30-17.30

SOCIAL MEDIA TRAINING

Is your lack of social media skills holding you back?

  • Get up to speed to promote your brand or business
  • How to use Twitter
  • Make your blogging more effective
  • Explore writing digital content
  • Individual or group work

Pitch Clinics

TUTOR-led. London. Small group (6). Friday mornings.  Brainstorm ideas, get feedback on pitches, find topical pegs and outlets that pay. Confidential and supportive. Participants have gone on to get commissions.

Please click to book

Suitable for those looking to get support with work in progress or to refresh skills: women returners, former editors, experienced and new writers, bloggers and content writers.

Weekly Friday mornings. 10.30 am to 1pm.

Maximum 6 participants. Central London. £40.

Get feedback on pitches, names of editors, find a topical 'hook' for story ideas, increase earning capacity. Explore social media to get work, writing branded digital content.

Two-hour session £40 ask about individual mentoring via Skype

FREELANCE JOURNALISM

Journalism Stage 2 City Lit London. April 2017.

For published bloggers or rusty writers or for those

who are looking for progression and have completed other writing courses.

Learn how to earn, refresh/improve your writing skills

http://www.citylit.ac.uk/courses/journalism-stage-2

Wednesday mornings from April 2017. Central London

To enroll email writing@citylit.ac.uk

 

 

 

 

 

Photo: courtesy of Anne Gould. Workshop at the Poetry Cafe,

WRITING FOR MAGAZINES

WEDNESDAY afternoons City Lit 6 weeks from 26 October. Learn how to write and pitch stories to magazines online and in print. For returners, bloggers and anyone with ideas! Fast track into publishing. Includes: Interview Skills, Approaching Editors, and finding suitable outlets for your ideas.

FREELANCE WRITING

MONDAY evenings City University short course.

10 weeks: 3 October 2016 started. Next enrollments 16 January.

Learn to write effective copy and digital content online or in print. Course includes interview and reporting skills, working with social media, blogging, finding outlets and approaching editors.

TRAVEL WRITING

City University short course. Monday eves. 8 weeks from April 2017. Make travel pay. Find out what travel editors of newspapers and magazines look for, how to get a commission, write a saleable article and get your trip financed. Practical advice on identifying suitable outlets and contacting editors. For bloggers and writers.

Susan brings freshness and currency to her journalism classes. She certainly knows her stuff
— Ofsted Inspector
Susan tunes-in fast. Within one cafe session I had moved from despair to determination.
— Former senior editor