Registration is open for September's Zoom panels!

Come hang out!

Hello friends! FWT is back in full force, and September’s lineup is full of amazing panels! Take a look below, and click each link to sign up for that session. As always, feel free to sign up for as many as you’d like. (All times are Eastern.)

BUT before we get to that: FWT has launched paid subscriptions here on Substack! With a paid sub, you’ll get:

  • The 4 free weekly newsletters per month PLUS 4 additional subscriber-only newsletters every month

  • Full access to the entire archive of Zoom panel playbacks, including panels on writing better story pitches, writing stellar personal essays, negotiating rates, selling and writing a book, covering travel during a pandemic, and so much more

  • Early registration for the next month’s panels, plus priority waitlist spots for any at-capacity panels

  • An invitation to a subscribers-only monthly “Ask Tim Anything” Zoom panel

  • And lots more great stuff to come!

Click here to see options for subscribing. A monthly sub is $6, and a yearly sub is $60. Thanks for considering, your support helps keep FWT going! :)

Now, on to the panels:

Sept. 5

3 p.m.: How to write better service journalism

Sept. 12

3 p.m.: Travel writing during a pandemic

4:30 p.m.: So you want to write a book

Sept. 16

6 p.m.: Workshop: The art of structuring a longform feature

Sept. 19

3 p.m.: How to get into and write better cultural criticism

RESCHEDULED: Event is now on 10/10 at 3 p.m.: How to write better personal essays

Sept. 21

5 p.m.: Workshop: Personalized pitch feedback roundtable with Tim

Sept. 26

3 p.m.: Pitch perfect: Everything to know about pitching stories

4:30 p.m.: The business of freelancing: Contracts, rates, platforms, and more

Want more insider advice about crafting, pitching, and getting paid for your stories? Subscribe to get it right in your inbox, along with information about upcoming Zoom panels about making it as a journalist.

To view all of September’s sessions on one page, click here, and follow me on Twitter for panel updates throughout the week.

And, as always, please feel free to share this with and/or forward this to any journalists or organizations who might be interested!

Oh, a few other things …

I am now offering one-on-one coaching!!! This can include anything you need help with: pitch feedback, writing and/or editing coaching, story development, story editing, social strategy, and anything else. Book a timeslot here!

• Students and early-career journalists: I’m hiring a producer to help build out the next evolution of FWT! Details are here, and send your applications to

Follow FWT on Instagram here! There’s gonna be sooooo much great video stuff there very soon! (Come for the events, stay for screenshots of my grumpy kitty Strudel.)

• As always, send questions, comments, thoughts, cute pet photos, or anything else to, and follow me on Twitter for updates throughout the week.

Okay bye ily!
-Tim ❤️