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Sunday, May 7 • 11:30am - 12:45pm
10A: More Than 'Making It Work': How to Make Real Money Writing FILLING
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"Writing?" your relatives ask you, a look of pity in their eyes. "Can you really make enough money to get by?"

You can do a whole lot more than that.

While much of the current discussion around freelance writing centers on stagnant word-rates and shrinking editorial budgets at major magazines, the happy truth is that a talented and hard-working writer can earn an income well into the six figures. The trick is to look beyond the newsstand and search out lucrative, unadvertised opportunities in high-demand sectors like technology, business, healthcare, and even the nonprofit world. Organizations in these fields often have an insatiable demand for new content, along with the sorts of budgets that -- for a disciplined writer -- can result in thousands of dollars of work per week.

This session will cover how to identify, seek out, and create new opportunities, as well as how to quickly build up expertise in areas of high demand.

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Calvin Hennick

Fiction and Non-Fiction Writer
Calvin Hennick is a journalist, an essayist, a fiction writer, a content marketer, and a teacher. His essays, stories, and journalism have appeared in publications including Bellevue Literary Review, Baltimore Review, Esquire, The Boston Globe Magazine, Yahoo Parenting, Runner's... Read More →

Sunday May 7, 2017 11:30am - 12:45pm
Cambridge Room