February club meeting with guest speaker Malcolm Wyatt, journalist and author.
Freelance writing and the lingering demise of the traditional print and publishing industries
Malcolm Wyatt is a Leyland-based freelance writer specialising in music, sport, features and children's lit, determined in the current economic climate to make a modest living.
Malcolm will talk about his move to raise a public profile after 15 years at the Chorley & Leyland Guardian and Lancashire Evening Post, his MA in Writing for Children and subsequent decision to go it alone - splitting his time between writing stories, blogging and helping other businesses achieve their goals.
Does it pay? Well, he's still reliant on all-too infrequent commissions from various quarters. But he's determined to keep a focus on his own long-term ambitions.
PLUS - Introductions, informal networking, prize draw and good company. Guests welcome.