Tuesday, September 10, 2013

A Life in Pajamas: How to Start a Career in Freelance Writing, Sept 14–15, Cassie Cape New Brunswick

Wendy Kits signing copies of
It’s never too late to be what you wanted to be when you grew up.
Do you dream of being a writer but don’t know where to start? Do you long for a career where you can skip the morning commute, work the hours you want, or work in your pajamas all day? Maybe you’re addicted to travel and looking for a way to feed your habit? Or maybe you just want to work at something that inspires you; something that makes you excited to get out of bed in the morning?

A career as a freelance writer can give you the freedom you’re longing for, an income limited only by how much you want to work, and work that seems more like play. And the best part—you can do it from anywhere in the world. 

Rayanne Brennan
Whether from home with your children playing nearby, or from an Italian café while drinking lemon cello—all you need is a laptop and an Internet connection. And A Life in Pajamas: How to Start a Career in Freelance Writing will provide practical advice on how to make your writing dreams a reality—now—regardless of training, regardless of age, from someone who learned first-hand it’s never too late to be what you wanted to be when you grew up. 

A Life in Pajamas: How to Start a Career in Freelance Writing

Join Wendy for a two-day workshop on freelance writing in a beautiful oceanfront beach house in Caissie Cape, New Brunswick (ten minutes past Shediac). Wendy will share her knowledge on how to find stories, create a niche, get publishing credits, expand markets, write queries, and more. Each day will conclude with a session by an editor. Saltscapes editor, Heather White, will provide valuable insight from the other side of the desk, and Rayanne Brennan, freelance writer and editor of Primetime and the Atlantic Co-operator, will share her unique perspective as both a writer and an editor. And both editors will provide feedback on your story ideas.

Heather White
Dates: September 14 - 15, 2013
Times: 10-4 Saturday / 10-3 Sunday
Place: Caissie Cape, New Brunswick (ten minutes past Shediac)
Investment: $165.00 plus HST

Limited seating. To sign-up, please contact Wendy at info@wendykitts.ca
Bring paper, pen and brown bag lunches to eat on the beach with other participants.

About the instructor: Wendy Kitts, a freelance writer since 1999, has written over 200 articles for publications such as Readers’ Digest, More, Saltscapes and the Globe & Mail. She’s the author of Sable Island: The Wandering Sandbar (Nimbus, 2011); and co-author of Breaking the Word Barrier: Stories of Adults Learning to Read (Goose Lane Editions, 2009). Wendy is making her own dreams come true by living half of the year in Caissie Cape and half in San Diego. For more info go to www.wendykitts.ca.

See Brian Henry's schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Kingston, Peterborough, Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Bolton, Caledon, Georgetown, Milton, Oakville, Burlington, St. Catharines, Hamilton, Dundas, Kitchener, Guelph, London, Woodstock, Orangeville, Newmarket, Barrie, Orillia, Sudbury, Muskoka, Peel, Halton, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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