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Summer special event:

Lessons from writing a non-fiction bestseller

Sutton Writers is excited to welcome Sarah Townsend, veteran copywriter and best-selling author of Survival Skills for Freelancers, as our next guest speaker. We’ll host this on Zoom.

Sarah has spent the past 20 years as a freelance marketing copywriter, and she shares the secrets and surprises she’s learnt from self-employment in her first book. The guide to the highs and lows faced by freelancers – from isolation, uncertainty and self-doubt to knowing what to charge, when to ask for help, and when to say no – went straight to the top of several Amazon charts when released in June. It already has more than 70 5-star ratings, bolstered by the fact she tackles the mental health and wellness issues of self-employment as well as giving practical business tips.

Joining us to talk all things freelance writing and non-fiction, Sarah will share the lessons she learnt from self-publishing a business book, in particular how she mobilised her community to help publicise and push the marketing for her. The format will be an interview by Sutton Writers member and fellow freelance copywriter Lauren McMenemy, after which we’ll open up to questions from the audience – anything you wanted to know about non-fiction writing, copywriting and content, self-publishing, and the world of business books.

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