Class: The Freelancer’s Toolkit

The Freelancer’s Toolkit: Turning Writing Into a Business
This is a two-session workshop taught on consecutive Saturdays, 9:30-11:30 AM Pacific time, March 6 and 13, 2021. Each session is two hours long.

You like the idea of writing for hire, but you don’t know where to start. Or maybe you’ve started freelancing, but aren’t sure how to level up your business. Never fear! After 15 years earning a living solely through games and fiction, James L. Sutter has the tips you need to turn a hobby into a career.

From taxes and networking to work habits and career strategy, this class will give you a primer on everything the new freelancer needs to know. How do you get gigs, and are you chasing the right ones? Are conventions worth your time? What should you charge? And how the heck do write-offs work, anyway? Whether you’re an author, editor, game designer, artist, or anyone else doing creative work, you need to understand the business side of the industry. So stop worrying and start getting paid!

Join James for an online workshop in which he gives you the basics of the freelancer’s trade. Limited enrollment (15); scholarships available.

Classes are taught online and require reliable Internet connection, although in the past participants have logged on from coffee shops, cafes, and even an airplane; a webcam is suggested but not required. They are recorded for the benefit of class members only.

Cost is $199 ($149 for returning students and Patreon supporters, which includes classes/workshops with me in other venues, such as conference or convention workshops and mentoring sessions).

To register for this class, send an email with the following details:

  • Which class or classes and the dates you would like to register
  • Whether you would prefer to pay via Paypal, Venmo, or some other means.
  • Whether or not you are a former student or Patreon supporter
  • How you heard about Cat’s classes

You will be invoiced when the class slot is reserved.

Free scholarships: If you cannot afford a class but really want to take one, apply for a Plunkett Scholarship. Each class has three slots reserved for such students, and the sole criteria is only that you can’t currently afford the class. To apply for a Plunkett, which covers the entire cost, mail me and tell me why you want to take the class in 100 words or less. QUILTBAG and PoC candidates are especially encouraged to apply. The Plunkett Scholarships are named for Edward Plunkett, who wrote as Lord Dunsany. Scholarships are given out on a rolling basis; I suggest getting them in sooner rather than later. You may apply for multiple classes.

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