Monday, March 07, 2011
WENDY'S JOURNALISTS' DAY - 5 APRIL 2011
MARKETS –IDEAS AND E-MAGAZINES, LIFE EXPERIENCES TO TRIGGER IDEAS, PROBLEM SHARING
SWWJ DAY FOR JOURNALISTS AND NON-FICTION WRITERS TO BE HELD FROM 11.00 TO 16.00
ON TUESDAY 5th APRIL 2011 AT THE WRITERS’ HOUSE, 13 HAYDON ST. LONDON. EC3N 1DB
(nearest tube: Tower Hill)
Image of Wendy Hughes meeting Princess Michael of Kent at an SWWJ lunch
This fifth day for Journalists and Non-Fiction Writers will be led by Wendy Hughes. It is designed for beginners as well as more experienced non-fiction writers. A handout in conjunction with the day’s proceedings will be available on the day.
Following on from the successful 4th day Wendy will again look at markets and how best to pitch ideas., paying attention to that all important first paragraph.
Morning Session – with a comfort break.
Markets and how best to pitch your idea - would each delegate attending this day PLEASE bring along at least one magazine, or details of a publisher that they write for or wish to write for and be prepares to talk - for about five minutes on your chosen market - the type of material this publisher or magazine publishers. If you have an idea for an article, please bring along your opening sentence too.
Lunch Break – no working lunch - a chance to eat lunch, walk around, network and socialise.
Afternoon Session – with one of two breaks, depending on time
• A look at e-magazines and what they can offer the writer – With many features now being written in-house by staff writers, we shall have a look at e-magazines as an alternative market.
Using life experiences to trigger ideas. – turning life experiences into an article.
• Problem sharing Forum – The session is proving to be most useful, so please come along with a problem or a query to share and between us we SHOULD come up with some suggestions. Rest assured that NO problem is too trivial, as we are all at different stages with our writing. We ALL had to learn how to layout a manuscript, submit a query once!
• What next? What are delegates looking for on a Journalist Day? What would help you? What would you like covered in future sessions? Come armed with plenty of ideas, or email me if you would particular like to see something on this programme. Thanks.
The cost of the day is £18.50 per person. (Cheque made payable to SWWJ). Please bring a packed lunch and pen and paper. Tea and coffee will be available at £1 per cup. Further information can be obtained from Wendy email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01903 785771wendy's