Welcome to Come Write With Us, a place for writers to learn – and share what they’ve learned – about getting published, making money, and doing what they love for a living.
If you’re anything like us, you’ve struggled with how to get started as a new writer. When you’re new, you don’t know where to look, who to pitch, or even what to write about. The whole world of professional writing seems impossibly intimidating. You might even be thinking, “Who do I think I am to call myself a writer?”
But you’re a writer. Go ahead, it’s okay to say it out loud. We want you to get comfortable with calling yourself a writer so that you can learn how to:
- Build a platform
- Pitch publications
- Network with other writers
- Improve your current writing
- Make money with your writing
- HAVE FUN WITH YOUR WRITING
These are the topics we cover at Come Write With Us. If you want updates on this and more, join our email community.
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We’re Kristin Wong and Alex Webb, two professional writers, journalists, and authors who have been in the freelance writing business for ten years. We’ve written for the New York Times, National Geographic, Glamour magazine, The Financial Times Press, NBC News, Refinery29, and The Cut. Alex is the founder of Take Risks Be Happy, an online magazine for creatives and entrepreneurs. Kristin has discussed her writing on NPR, WNYC, and BuzzFeed’s AM2DM.
We started Come Write With Us as a simple freelance writing course and workshop. As demand grew, we knew we wanted to create a larger platform that could help more writers. We also wanted to offer options for writers who might not be financially or creatively ready to take a full-fledged course. We believe in our courses, but we also believe in creating content for writers who are just starting out.
We wanted to create a platform where we could share everything we’ve learned about being in the freelance writing business for ten years. We’ve been through it all: Pitching editors and never hearing from them, writing “opportunities” that are just unpaid gigs, applying for full-time writing jobs and competing with a zillion other writers, ugh. The list goes on.
For years, most of the traditional “break into the business” tactics we tried weren’t working. So we started to try new things, then shared our best strategies with each other and with our fellow freelancers. We figured, why not share this with other writers, too?
Where to Start
Not sure where to begin? Here are a few things you can do to get started.
- Browse our blog
- Check out our courses
- Sign up for our newsletter below.
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