Learn more about the business of being a writer in the one day series of seminars.
If you wish to learn more about the business of being a writer including the process of writing applications with a view to improving your success rate for bursaries, residencies, retreats and other writing opportunities, as well copyright law, contract law and managing your taxes then this one-day series of seminars is for you.
Each of these professional development sessions are one-hour in duration and are aimed at established and emerging writers with a focus on the business aspect of writing. You will come away with a clear and constructive understanding of the business side of writing.
All sessions will allow time for Q&A.
List of Seminars and content
10:30am - 11:40am: Do's and Don'ts of Application Writing with TBC
Learn how to communicate more effectively and present your best self on the page. Topics will include how to draft a quality writer's CV, how to make your application stand out from the rest and what to avoid.
11:50am - 1:00pm: Copyright & Authors’ Rights with Richard Combes
What is copyright and what does it allow and prevent? Is it a barrier to innovation or does it adequately protect creators’ rights. Find out all you need to know on getting legal advice for writers, to issues of plagiarism and (illegal) downloads, etc.
2:00pm - 3:10pm: Managing your Taxes with TBC
When it comes to understanding and managing your own taxes you’re not alone. This presentation is led by a leading accountant and tax specialist operating in the arts sector.
3:20pm - 4:30pm: Writers' Contracts with Conor Kostick
There is always a tension between the ideal author-publisher agreement and the attainable. Each clause, and every situation can be negotiable. Writers should bear this in mind when examining an offered contract. This seminar will cover details on the optimum contract a writer might hope to obtain from a publisher.