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Discover life writing: Start and get published

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A series of online classes for those who want to write about their life for others to read

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Discover life-writing: Start and get published

Do you have a story you want to tell? Do you write to make sense of your own experiences and believe that by sharing your story you can help others? Are you not sure where to begin or are you scared of what will happen if you publish your story?

This is part of a three-part life-writing series, you can buy individual tickets or tickets in a bundle at a discount. We also offer early-bird discounts!

We also run a series about taking your life writing to the next level. You don’t have to have done that one to attend these ones, but you may want to take a look at it over here.

Part one: how to get started and published

6pm - 7:30pm on Monday 29th March

In this online class, we’ll run you through everything you need to know to get ready to share stories from your life. We’ll cover all you want to know about how to write about your life and how to get your work published. We’ll cover how to tell your story in a way that engages others, how to pitch it to media publications and how to self publish. We’ll also cover how to think about what to leave out and leave in and how to protect yourself and others from your story. By the end of the class, you’ll have the tools you need to shart writing and sharing your story with the world.

Part two: how to pitch and find new stories

6pm - 7:30pm on Monday 12th April

In this class, we’re going to go deeper into how to pitch and work with editors so your personal stories can reach a wider audience. We’ll walk you through how to structure your pitches and we’ll share some of ours. We’ll also guide you with how to work with editors on your personal stories and how you can make use of the same story across multiple publications.

In this interactive online class, we’ll arm you with some exercises for coming up with inspiration for stories from your daily life. We also encourage you to bring something you’re stuck on and we can workshop it together. By the end of the class, you’ll have the tools you need to get into a regular pitching habit.

Part three: Self-publishing your stories

6pm - 7:30pm on Monday 19th April

The self-publishing industry is booming as traditional media is declining and this is creating space for creators like you to share your stories in your own way. There’s never been a better time to have full creative freedom, build your own audience, and develop a loyal relationship with your readers.

In this workshop, we’ll talk you through the pros and cons of self-publishing versus big media platform publishing and we’ll tell you how to do it. So whether you’re thinking of starting a newsletter, a blog or publishing on Medium, we’ll give you the tools you need to start creating. We’ll also talk about finding a niche, creating something people will read week after week and maintaining momentum.

Speakers:

Nicola Slawson is passionate about telling human stories – either other people's or her own and is a freelance journalist, writer and public speaker. In her journalism work, she mainly writes for the Guardian, the Evening Standard and Positive News but her byline has also been in the Sunday Telegraph, The Observer and HuffPost among others. Her life writing work has appeared in Refinery29, The iPaper, metro.co.uk and the Independent. Nicola is also the founder of The Single Supplement, which is a popular weekly newsletter exploring the highs and lows of being single.

Tiffany Philippou tells stories from her own life in order to challenge existing perceptions on how we should be living our lives. She writes a newsletter with weekly counter-narratives on life called The Tiff Weekly and she’s written for the likes of Refinery29, Stylist and The iPaper. She also co-hosts the no 1. careers podcast, Is This Working?, is a brand and communications consultant and a business coach. Her memoir, Unspoken: what one person’s death taught me about life will be published by Thread and will be out in September 2021. tiffanyphilippou.com

Accessibility

We believe that it’s important to tell stories from a diverse range of voices and we appreciate that not everyone can afford to pay full price for the class and so if you’re unable to pay please email us at tiffanyfreelance21@gmail.com because we’ve set aside a number of free tickets. It’ll be on a first come first serve basis and then there’ll be a waiting list so get in touch with us asap.

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We will be recording the masterclass and will be sending it out to all attendees after the event so if you suddenly can't make it on the night or have to leave half way through, you'll still be able to make the most of the class.

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