Science Writing Course - Online

Colin Stuart

What will you learn?


What makes a good science story?

The difference between news and features

Writing killer pitches. We’ll work through examples of successful pitches that have landed me cover features in all the top science magazines 

Interview techniques to get the best responses from scientists.




Agents, royalties and book deals – how do they work?

How to write a great book proposal

Writing for children vs for adults



All participants will receive a PDF with 10 successful pitches to use as templates or adapt into their own pitches.



It’s the thing that no-one talks about, but everyone wants to know. A frank, realistic and open discussion about how much a science writer can earn. Plus top tips on ways to top up your writing income from other related sources.

Freelance Life

Working for yourself is awesome, but it comes with a host of challenges. There’s a lot you have to think about as a freelancer, from tax and pensions to marketing and mental health. I’ve got you covered with everything you need to know.

Expected outcomes
  • Learn how to find and pitch stories to magazines/websites
  • Learn how to write book proposals
  • Learn the difference between writing for children vs adults
  • Learn how to juggle freelance finances
  • Learn how to build a network of other writers
To book this activity, please contact:
Colin Stuart

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