Cookeville freelance writer and newspaper columnist Jennie Ivey will conduct an all-day writing workshop on “When the Byline Loses Its Thrill: Making Money with the Words You Write” on Saturday, Nov. 9, at the United Way of Anderson County office at 161 Robertsville Road in Oak Ridge. The event is the Fall Workshop of the Tennessee Mountain Writers.
Workshop participants will learn how to focus on subjects they want to write about and tailor writing to fit markets that pay. They will also learn how to expand their reach and get paid to talk about the things they have written. Writers of all levels and all genres will benefit and are welcome.
Ivey is the co-author of three books: “Tennessee Tales the Textbooks Don’t Tell,” “E is for Elvis,” and “Soldiers, Spies, and Spartans: Civil War Stories from Tennessee.” She writes a weekly newspaper column for the Cookeville Herald-Citizen and is a regular contributor to Guideposts magazine and Chicken Soup for the Soul. She has taught at numerous writers’ conferences including the Tennessee Mountain Writers, Alabama Writers Conclave, Cookeville Creative Writers Association, and MTSU Writers Loft. [Read more…]