Coming up with fresh story ideas day after day is not always easy.

This evening course, led by established freelance feature writer Ellie Levenson, highlights lots of ways to find inspiration for new stories, and how to work out which publication they might work best for.

Ellie will also offer advice on pitching to editors over holiday periods when staff journalists tend to be away from the office, leaving plentiful opportunities for freelancers.

This course is suitable for both established and aspiring freelancers.

By the end of the session the problem won't be not having enough ideas, but deciding which ones you should pitch!

Getting there

The nearest Tube station to Friends Meeting House is Euston Square, on the Metropolitan, Circle and Hammersmith & City lines.

About Ellie Levenson

Ellie is a freelance journalist writing features and comment for a range of national newspapers and magazines.

Publications she has written for include the Guardian, The Times, the Independent, Financial Times, the Daily Telegraph, Daily Express, New Statesman, TES, THES, Cosmopolitan, Mother & Baby, Easy Living, Sugar and Chat.

She is the former editor of Fabian Review at the Fabian Society and is a part-time lecturer in journalism at Goldsmiths College, University of London.

Ellie is also the author of two non fiction books, The Noughtie Girl's Guide to Feminism (2009) and Fifty Campaigns to Shout About (2011), both published by Oneworld Publications.


"Ellie is obviously bursting with ideas but what is really brilliant is that she makes you realize that you are too! She breaks it all down to very manageable steps, and before you know it you have a long list of ideas for stories, it is just a matter of which story to start with first! Very friendly, very helpful, definitely recommended to anyone stewing over what to write about next."
Louise FitzGerald

"Ellie Levenson ran an excellent course for think tank researchers on article writing. From the perfect pitch to top tips on how to start, structure and end, her training was practical, applicable and memorable. She also offered personalised feedback and on-going advice after the training day. Super helpful, extremely effective."
Richard Darlington, Head of news, IPPR

"What I really appreciate about Ellie is that she is approachable, encouraging, and enthusiastic as well as extremely talented."
Rebecca Smith