Whether students are figuring out how to get unstuck, publish a memoir, make a living as a writer, or elevate their voice, Write Like a Honey Badger (WLHB) gives them the information and instruction to achieve their goals.
Freelance writing is many people’s idea of a perfect job. But few resources exist that offer applicable, expert lessons in how to get started and how to thrive, especially in a fast-evolving media landscape. This deficit has kept the industry exclusive and insular for decades. WLHB hopes to change that.
As a writer, founder Amanda Castleman rose through the freelance ranks learning solely by instinct after staffing at metro dailies, consumer magazines and an academic publishing house. She felt there had to be a better way to welcome and guide other authors. An instructor since 2003, she created WLHB to bring classes and information to a wider range of storytellers, promoting diversity across the media.
Through small group classes online, WLHB offers the kind of individual attention, personalized editing, and hands-on instruction that the founder and many self-taught freelancers wished they’d had.
Support and Camaraderie
WLHB offers independent study, pitch coaching, and manuscript editing for any writers who prefer a one-on-one format or need help with a specific goal or project.
For Write Like A Honey Badger alumni, instructors also provide coaching discounts and ongoing community.
Inclusivity and Diversity
The school’s mission is broaden the world of writing. Each term includes a minimum of one scholarship spot to a student from an under-served or under-represented community.