The Premier Writing Organization On
California's Central Coast
Welcome to SLO NightWriters



April 12th, 2022 

Critique group begins at 5:15 p.m. PDT

General Meeting Presentation: 6:30 p.m. PDT

Attend in person at:

United Church of Christ

11245 Los Osos Valley Road, San Luis Obispo, CA

Zoom meeting link:

Meeting ID: 848 7459 8868

Passcode: 613345 

Freelance Writing: Get Paid to Write for Magazines

Presenter: Meagan Friberg

Join Meagan Friberg as she takes her experience and knowledge as a former newspaper reporter and magazine editor to help you break into a career as a freelance writer.  Her presentation will also cover how to balance work with several clients to bring quality, creative, and relevant stories to fruition whether writing about food, wine, travel, personalities, events, or other topics. 

In addition, Meagan will touch on the importance of quality graphics and photos to accompany your work and strengthen your writing skills. Perhaps most appealing to many would-be freelance writers, she will share her experience of writing and interviewing from anywhere, anytime – from home while caring for family members, at an outside cafĂ© table with a story source, on a lunch break during a regular 9-5 job, or while traveling.

Since transitioning to the freelance life, Meagan’s articles have been published in numerous magazines and newspapers including San Luis Obispo Visitors Guide, Paso Robles Magazine, Edible SLO, Colony Magazine, Paso Robles Daily News, Central Coast Active,Living Lavishly, VINO Magazine, Paso Robles Press, and Atascadero News.

A former sports reporter, she has degrees in Journalism and Mass Communications, and balances work with several clients to bring quality, creative, and relevant stories to fruition.  In addition, her photography has been chosen as cover art for several magazines and often accompanies her articles. Meagan also works closely with clients to produce press releases and social media content.

“I love writing good stories about good people doing good things!” she says. “I look forward to sharing some of the techniques I have learned over the years to help others pursue their freelance writing career and strengthening their skills to gain more clients.”

Find Meagan on social media: Facebook @Meagan Friberg, Writer and Instagram @rvtravelusa. Many of her articles also appear on her website:

Round Tables Critique Sessions begin at 5:15 pm

Terry Sanville and  Mark Arnold will be here to critique your work

Please keep your submission to two pages, typed, 12-point font, double spaced. This is a great—and safe—way to see what the critiquing process is all about, get valuable feedback from two fantastic writers, and practice reading your work to a small audience

This is an opportunity to get feedback on your work in progress and practice your constructive critiquing skills. It is also a great way to get to know other writers in our group. You do not have to bring along work to participate. Please keep submissions to double-spaced, 12 font, two pages.

Please email your submissions to Terry and Mark at least a few days before the meeting:



Meeting Location: 11245 Los Osos Valley Road, San Luis Obispo, CA

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