News: Interview with Matilda Butler; Coaching for Freelance Writers

by Matilda Butler on March 25, 2011

catnav-news-active-3Post #53 – Women’s Memoirs, News – Kendra Bonnett and Matilda Butler

Collective Memoir Featured in Interview

By Matilda Butler

Late last week, I had a wonderful conversation with Suzanne Lieurance, founder of Working Writers Coach. She wanted to share the story of our collective memoir, Rosie’s Daughters: The “First Woman To” Generation Tells Its Story with her readers.

We talked about the unusual twist on how Kendra and I became co-authors as well as the origin of the idea behind our collective memoir.

If you’d like to listen, click here.

But that’s not all. Read our next News item.

Suzanne and The Working Writer’s Club

I also want to share with you some information about Suzanne. Kendra and I often talk with memoir writers who hope to become working writers, freelance writers, after they finish their memoir. The taste of writing has left them hungry for more.

The issue, of course, is how do you become a successful writer generating enough income to replace your current income. Enter Suzanne Lieurance. Suzanne was a school teacher who wanted to earn her living as a writer. During the summer break, she gave herself three months — and only three months — to determine if she could make at least as much money as she was currently making. If she couldn’t, it would be a return to the classroom for her.

At the end of the third month, she had contracts guaranteeing her about $6,000 a month — more than she was making as a teacher. Over time, she started to share her expertise, her templates, her tools, that enabled her to succeed. She became: The Working Writers Coach. She now offers her information through The Working Writer’s Club. You can become a member for about $10 a month (less if you sign up for a year). If you are interested in pursuing the writing life through freelance work, click here to learn more about Suzanne Lieurance’s service.




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