I’m a freelance writer myself, and therefore, when I saw this ARC of ‘Starting Your Career as a Freelance Writer’ by Moira Allen, available for review in Netgalley, I knew I had to have it, by hook or by crook. After all, knowledge and tips on how to start/ expand your career as a freelance writer is not exactly easily available publicly.
Some of the tips in this book is one of those best kept secrets in the writing industry. Not many will want to share such knowledge with others, so personally, I think this book is a real gem.
If you’re looking for tips on how you can fully utilize your talent in writing and start freelancing, this book is a must have.This is a very useful, no-nonsense book. Very good, thumbs up for the in depth coverage in many areas.
From the back of the book:
The second edition is completely revised and updated to cover online writing, newspapers, columns, international markets, copyediting, and teaching. Learn how to:
-Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Develop marketable story ideas
-Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Write effective queries
-Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Set realistic writing goals
-Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Make time for writing
-Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Hone research and interview techniques
-Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Create outlines and first drafts
-Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Approach editors on- and off-line
-Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Prepare and submit material
-Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Understand rights and contracts
-Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Manage income, expenses, and taxes
-Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Write and market a nonfiction book
With up-to-date information and effective tips, this all-inclusive reference gives writers the competitive advantage they need to break into the freelance writing market. Everyone wanting to make money as a writer, whether full-time or to supplement an existing career, must have this book.