Business of Being a Writer
Finding work, filing tax, managing deadlines, sending invoices… welcome to the life of a writer. We know how confusing it can be trying to navigate the business side of creativity so we’ve designed this special masterclass to give you the tools and confidence to work as a writer.
With five sessions, two inspiring keynote addresses, handouts, and plenty of time for questions, we’ll help you navigate the business of being a writer. Sessions will cover:
- Business & legals – from getting an ABN to sorting out tax and insurance
- Getting the money in – setting rates, how to invoice and managing tax flow
- Process & organisation – juggling projects, time management and good work practices
- Relationships – maintaining good relationships, finding work and support networks
- Marketing & self-promotion – how to get your name out there and keep it out there
Writing isn’t all about success stories! Join our writers as they speak candidly about rejection, creative risk-taking and projects that took ten years from creation to publication. Why do they stick with it, and is it all worth it in the end?
With — Paul Callaghan, Elizabeth Campbell, Sean Condon and Dee White. Hosted by Stu Hatton.
I can say yes now but in the end it will be no
You spend hours deliberating over your punctuation, only to have actors, artists, directors and all and sundry throw out semi colons with barely a thought! This panel looks at maintaining ownership over your own words.
With Liz Argall, Angela Bentzien, Paul Callaghan and Luke Devenish
Hosted by Andrew Horabain
Doctor Who – Computer Game Storylining
In late 2005 Paul Callaghan found himself unsuccessfully pitching to the BBC for the new Doctor Who computer game. Eventually, he worked with them on developing the game – and what followed was a writer’s dream in aligning with the revamped TV show, and a nightmare of restrictions due to the differing viewpoints of the BBC.
In conversation with Daniel Ducrou