If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you might know the story of my writing career: how I went from overwhelmed with a low-paying, full-time job, with two little kids in daycare and another on the way, to getting my first handful of stories published in national magazines, and eventually, to leaving my job and heading home to pursue a full-time writing career.
That was over a decade ago, and though my “job description” has evolved throughout the years, one thing has stayed the same: I still make a living as a work-at-home writer, contributing about 50% to our family budget…and every day, I still wake up grateful for my work and my life.
If you dream of supporting your family as a writer – or just want to take those ideas, essays, and blog posts out of your head and get them published, my latest online class: Get Pitching, Get Published might be for you.
The course will take you through the process of getting published, from idea to pitch to assignment and beyond, with tips and advice on everything from writing a query, to tracking down the right editor to pitch, to managing time while writing at home, to working around kids, to negotiating rates and much more.
And I’ll be with you every step of the way, offering advice and answering questions via real-time chats and private online discussions.
If you’re really serious about launching your writing career in 2015, you might also consider adding on the Writing Intensive portion of the course. It picks up right after Get Pitching, Get Published ends, when I offer an even more customized, hands-on experience including critiques of your work and a private, live coaching session.
The classes are an investment, but one you can easily recoup with just an assignment or two…and believe me, by the time I’m done with you, you’ll be ready! Previous students of mine have gone on to publish regularly in big magazines and on well-known websites. They’ve landed editing and consulting gigs, written and published books, and have grown their own blogs into sources of income. They’ve been able to take their love of writing or sharing a message and turn it into something that improves their family’s lives. So can you.
Sound good? Don’t delay – the early-bird rate ends this weekend, and in the past this class has been very popular. Click over to the registration page for Get Pitching, Get Published or Writing Intensive now to find out more and sign up!