WordsAreWork (WAW)

Use Technology to Make Your Writing Pay. Join WordsAreWork (WAW) Masterclass 2017

WordsAreWork (WAW) is the premier literary hub in Africa, for Africans, by Africans; obsessed with connecting writers to reward. Their event titled Use Technology to Make Your Writing Pay, in collaboration with Social Media Week Lagos.

Time of Programme: Thursday, March 2, 2017. 4pm

To be taken at (country): Lagos, Nigeria

Type: Events and Conferences

About the Programme: For a long time, African writers have earned peanuts or nothing at all as compensation for their work. It comes with very good publicity for youit is an excellent opportunity for you to showcase you talent; or the most popular, you will get very good exposure was often the response when a writer asked to be paid.

Thankfully, all of that is changing with the evolution of technology and social media. Writing is slowly but steadily evolving as a well-paying profession, as more and more tech-savvy writers are earning good money in exchange for their work. How?

Slot in this event!

Core questions that will be addressed in this masterclass are:

  • Is writing even profitable in these climes (i.e, Nigeria and Africa)?
  • How can I convert my digital stories, articles, essays and poems to money?
  • Technology and social media play a big role in this, you say, can you tell me how?
  • This sounds mighty good; but wait, are there people already doing this–earning well from their writing–or will I be faced with the daunting task of trailblazing?
  • Where do I start?

Host: Chisom Ojukwu, WordsAreWork (WAW)


– Sally Kenneth Dadzie, Moskedapages (bestselling author, Okadabooks)

– Suyi Davies Okungbowa, Speculative Fiction writer (The Writer 2017, courtesy The Naked Convos)


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