Following the decision by the Government to pull the funding on Union Learn, which previously supported free FEU Training for our members in England, WGGB has launched a free training programme of its own tailored for writers.
The series kicked off with a free workshop run by WGGB Deputy Co-Chair William Gallagher (left), Unleash the potential of your technology.
Each workshop will be tailored for members only and limited to around 20 places. If you are not a WGGB member and want to join you can do so online.
The FEU’s training programme proved a lifeline for many members during lockdown, especially for those who had lost out on work and felt isolated from their peers. It equipped them with new skills and kept them in touch with other creatives.
William Gallagher said: “I’m proud to be part of the Writers’ Guild, stepping in to replace the old FEU and bring writers the training we otherwise never get. This is a series of training workshops about what writers need and delivered by writers who are using these skills right now. I get to be the first, but we have a whole series planned where each one is aimed at finding just what will help you the most in your writing career, your writing practice.”
WGGB free training schedule – past and upcoming
First steps in Final Draft, 16 November 2023 with Andrew Rodgers from Final Draft
Tax surgery for writers, 19 October 2023 led by Barry Kernon of UK chartered accountancy firm HW Fisher
TikTok for writers, 20 September 2023 led by Dan Mason
First steps with Audacity, 8 September 2023 led by Dan Mason
Canva for writers, 17 August 2023 led by Dan Mason
Productivity for writers, 10 August 2023 led by WGGB Co-Chair William Gallagher
YouTube for writers, 27 July 2023 led by WGGB Co-Chair William Gallagher
Copyright for writers, 20 April and 25 May 2023 led by WGGB Caseworker John Sailing
Contracts advice workshop, 1 March 2023 led by WGGB Caseworker John Sailing
Networking for writers, 26 January 2023 and 17 March 2023 led by David Thomas
Professional development tax surgery, 12 January 2023 led by Barry Kernon of UK chartered accountancy firm HW Fisher
How to promote yourself as a writer online, 8 and 28 November 2022 led by William Gallagher
Finance for freelancers in uncertain times, 30 September 2021 and 27 September 2022 led by David Thomas
How to build new revenue streams for your writing, 25 November 2021 with tutor Karen Kay
Storylining for television, a two-part workshop (14 and 21 October 2021) led by Kim Millar
Create a podcast, 9 September 2021, led by Dan Mason
Unleash the potential of your technology, 15 July 2021, led by William Gallagher
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