The morning sessions are all about developing your writing in the digital space and features writers Annabel Smith, Darrell Pitt, Lady Melbourne, Paul Verhoeven and Mark Welker.
10am: Words Beyond the Page with Antony Loewenstein and Annabel Smith
What are the opportunities available to writers in the digital space? How are writers thinking about working online and what things are possible? An introductory, inspirational discussion about how these writers work in the digital space.
11am: Publishing Online: books, blogs and beyond with Darrell Pitt and Lady Melbourne
The ins and outs of blogging, self publishing ebooks and otherwise publishing your own work online. What are the best ways to approach it? What platforms are available, and how to succeed in a crowded online marketplace.
12pm: More than Words: podcasting and v-logging with Paul Verhoeven and Mark Welker
Why make a podcast or V-log? What are the best ways to approach it, what platforms are available, and how to succeed in a crowded marketplace.
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The afternoon program shows how can take your writing from the screen to the world. Join Connor Tomas O’Brien, Vanessa Hughes, Clementine Ford, Ben Pobjie, Sarah Wendell, Luke Buckmaster, Alison Croggon and Sophie Black to see how you can build a successful career online.
2pm: The Medium or the Message with Vanessa Hughes and Connor Tomas O’Brien
What are the challenges and opportunities of writing for different platforms?
3pm: Freelancing for online publications with Ben Pobjie and Clementine Ford
Writing for other people online - and getting paid for it. How to find publications, how to pitch, and online journalism.
4pm: Audience development: how to find and keep an audience with Sarah Wendell and Luke Buckmaster
Writing online is all well and good but how do you get people to read your work? These authors are pros at audience development - reaching out on social media and driving traffic to your work.
5pm: Being a part of the conversation: how do we talk about digital? with Alison Croggon and Sophie Black
The internet is a social place and it’s new. How do we critique work online? Dealing with commenters, reviews, trolls and social media.
Digital Drive is presented with the Emerging Writers' Festival