What is Come Write With Us?

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.

We want to help writers launch and level up in their careers: financially, professionally, and creatively. If you’re anything like us, you’ve struggled with how to get started as a writer. Maybe you’ve been writing for fun, but you want to learn how to make money with your hobby. Or, if you’re a writer with some experience, maybe you’re ready to take your freelancing to the next level and write for larger publications and media. And maybe you’re not sure where to look, who to pitch, or even what to write about. The whole world of professional media writing seems impossibly intimidating. You may even be thinking, “Who do I think I am to call myself a writer?”

We’ve felt that way, too. And with nearly a decade of experience as full-time freelance writers, we created this platform to help writers:

  • Build a writing resumé
  • Learn to pitch publications
  • Network with other writers
  • Improve your current writing
  • Make money with your writing
  • HAVE FUN WITH YOUR WRITING!

These are all topics we cover at Come Write With Us. If you want updates on this and more, make sure to join our email community.

Who Are We?

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.

So we created a platform where we could share everything we’ve learned about the freelance writing business. 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.

1. Browse our blog

2. Check out our courses

3. Sign up for our newsletter below

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