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Handbook for Freelance WritingHandbook for Freelance Writing by Michael Perry
Straightforward and practical, the HANDBOOK FOR FREELANCE WRITING tells you everything you need to know to build a thriving business as a freelance writer. From sales brochures to short stories, you'll learn how to get assignments, get published, and get paid promptly. Throughout the book, you'll benefit from proven strategies and real-world advice on every aspect of a freelance writing career.


The Shortest Distance Between You and a Published BookThe Shortest Distance Between You and a Published Book by Susan Page
Publishers buy new book ideas every week. Why not yours? Whether your book consists of a few notes on the back of a napkin or a completed manuscript, Susan Page's proven system will make your dream of successful publication come true. A bestselling author and leading consultant to other writers, Susan Page knows the difference between common industry wisdom that doesn't work and the precise, easy-to-follow strategies that actually get results. In this breakthrough book, she leads you away from the obstacles that often delay and frustrate writers and introduces the twenty essential steps for success.


Insider`s Guide to Getting PublishedInsider's Guide to Getting Published by John Boswell
Written by one of the most successful agents and packagers in the book publishing industry, The Insider's Guide to Getting Published is a look at everything an aspiring writer needs to know to jump-start a career as a successful author.


Damn! Why Didn`t I Write That?Damn! Why Didn't I Write That? How Ordinary People Are Raking in $100,000,00...or More Writing Nonfiction Books & How You Can Too! by Marc McCutcheon
More nonfiction books are breaking the 100,000-copy sale barrier than ever before. Amateur writers, housewives, and even high school dropouts have cashed in with astonishingly simple best-sellers. This guide, by best-selling author Marc McCutcheon, shows the reader how to get in on the action by identifying lucrative publishing niches and filling them, not once, not twice, but year after year.


Living the Writer`s Life: A Complete Self-Help GuideLiving the Writer`s Life: A Complete Self-Help Guide by Eric Maisel
Discusses the creativity process and the difficulties writers may encounter, including rejection, writer's block, and self-promotion.


Careers in WritingCareers in Writing by Blythe Camenson
Provides information on how to begin a career in writing, with an exploration of each genre, including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and screenwriting, and first-hand accounts from writers in each field.


Do the Write Thing: Seven Steps to Publishing SuccessDo the Write Thing: Seven Steps to Publishing Success by Kwame Alexander; Nina Foxx
This guide provides a definitive point-by-point instruction manual for getting into print whether users want to publish a family memoir, the next great American novel, or simply learn the ins-and-outs of the self-publishing world. Detailed worksheets provide a guide through the process.


Nonfiction Book Proposals Anybody Can WriteNonfiction Book Proposals Anybody Can Write: How to Get a Contract and Advance Before Writing Your Book by Elizabeth Lyon; Natasha Kern
Many writers, and aspiring writers, don't realize the opportunities that exist in the nonfiction book market. This book shows them how to take advantage, with topics including subject matter research, creating marketing plans, and writing a strong "About the Author" section. Also features two dozen actual proposals.


For WritersFor Writers by Rosemary Guiley; Janet Frick
This popular, in-depth guide is ideal for aspiring writers or those who are ready for a career change. Readers will find job descriptions and salary ranges for more than 100 positions in such fields as the media, public relations, advertising, book publishing, arts and entertainment, federal government, scholastic, and freelance services and self-publishing.


Writing Down the BonesWriting Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg
The secret of creativity, Natalie Goldberg makes clear, is to subtract rules for writing, not add them. Proof that she knows what she is talking about is abundant in the speed, grace, accuracy, and simplicity of her own sentences. Writing Down the Bones is "simply the best aid and comfort around today".--Judith Guest, author of Ordinary People.


The Writer`s LifeThe Writer's Life: Insights from the Right to Write by Julia Cameron
Exploring such issues as time, mood, inspiration, and support, the author reveals that writing is a natural and crucial part of life in a tiny, portable companion to help readers lead a writer's life more easily, joyfully, and powerfully.


Handbook for Freelance WritingHandbook for Freelance Writing by Michael Perry
Straightforward and practical, the HANDBOOK FOR FREELANCE WRITING tells you everything you need to know to build a thriving business as a freelance writer. From sales brochures to short stories, you'll learn how to get assignments, get published, and get paid promptly. Throughout the book, you'll benefit from proven strategies and real-world advice on every aspect of a freelance writing career.


Advice to WritersAdvice to Writers by Jon Winokur
Perhaps the best bon mots ever penned about literature have come from the minds of its greatest creators. Take Faulkner's rhapsodies on the author's moral duties, Nabokov's unapologetic reference to characters as galley slaves, E. B. White's time-honored tenets of grammar and style. The advice is sometimes contradictory, but it always offers a glimpse at genius and a chance for every wordsmith to improve his craft.


Publish or Perish - The Educator`s ImperativePublish or Perish - The Educator's Imperative by Allan A. Glatthorn
Glatthorn guides education professionals through the basics of the writing process, empowering them with the tools to create and enhance their own professional submissions and writings.


The Spirit of WritingThe Spirit of Writing by Mark Robert Waldman
A collection of essays by such notable authors as Joseph Campbell, Gail Godlwin, Janet Fitch, Anne Lamott, and Octavio Paz shares their thoughts on what it means to be a writer, from the difficulty of creating a first draft to the mystery and language of words. Original.


Secrets of a Freelance WriterSecrets of a Freelance Writer: How to Make $85,000 a Year by Robert W. Bly
Dozens of high-paying, commercial writing projects are available. These include ads, annual reports, brochures, catalogs, newsletters, direct-mail packages, audiovisual presentations, and other promotional pieces. This new, fully revised edition of Bob Bly's invaluable resource tells how to tap these lucrative but lesser known markets.


The Everything Gets Published BookThe Everything Gets Published Book by Peter Rubie
With dozens of sample cover letters, book proposals and contracts, this guide is the one source writers need to exchange an impressive collection of rejection letters into a well-published book. Two-color illustrations throughout.


The Spirit of WritingThe Spirit of Writing by Mark Robert Waldman
A collection of essays by such notable authors as Joseph Campbell, Gail Godlwin, Janet Fitch, Anne Lamott, and Octavio Paz shares their thoughts on what it means to be a writer, from the difficulty of creating a first draft to the mystery and language of words. Original.


Elements of the Writing CraftElements of the Writing Craft by Robert Olmstead
Never before have the elements of the writing craft - and the challenge of extracting knowledge from the work of great writers - been presented in such an intelligent and accessible format. Elements of the Writing Craft offers more than 150 inventive lessons that focus on such practical tasks as describing a room, switching from narrative to dialogue, speaking in a character's particular voice, and giving a story significant closure.


On Becoming a NovelistOn Becoming a Novelist by John Gardner; Raymond Carver
On Becoming a Novelist contains the wisdom accumulated during John Gardner's distinguished twenty year career as a fiction writer and creative writing teacher. With elegance, humor, and sophistication, Gardner describes the life of a working novelist; warns what needs to be guarded against, both from within the writer and from without; and predicts what the writer can reasonably expect and what, in general, he or she cannot. "For a certain kind of person," Gardner writes, "nothing is more joyful or satisfying than the life of a novelist." But no other vocation, he is quick to add, is so fraught with professional and spiritual difficulties. Whether discussing the supposed value of writer's workshops, explaining the role of the novelist's agent and editor, or railing against the seductive fruits of literary elitism, On Becoming a Novelist is an indispensable, life affirming handbook for anyone authentically called to the profession.


Get Published! Get Produced!Get Published! Get Produced! Tips on How to Sell Your Writing from America's #1 Literary Agent by Peter Miller
Drawing on more than 15 years as a top literary agent, Peter Miller offers advice on how to sell your unpublished fiction, how to structure a nonfiction book proposal, how to package your book so that it will become a feature film or a TV production, how to market a screenplay, how to get an agent, tips on contract negotiation, and more.


The Spirit of WritingThe Spirit of Writing by Mark Robert Waldman
A collection of essays by such notable authors as Joseph Campbell, Gail Godlwin, Janet Fitch, Anne Lamott, and Octavio Paz shares their thoughts on what it means to be a writer, from the difficulty of creating a first draft to the mystery and language of words. Original.


1001 Ways to Market Your Books1001 Ways to Market Your Books by John Kremer
Kremer, editor of the "Book Marketing Update", describes more than 1,000 ideas, tips and suggestions for marketing books--all illustrated with real-life examples showing how other authors and publishers have marketed their books. "1001 Ways to Market Your Books" also includes a chapter on how authors can capitalize on the increased recognition a book gives their work.


Just WriteJust Write: An Essential Guide to Launching Your Writing Career by Susan Titus Osborne
There is nothing more valuable to a writer at the beginning of their career than a personal coach. In this book, Susan Titus Osborn takes that role and guides the writer through all the important aspects of the writing profession. How to do research, common grammatical pitfalls, writing for children, secrets of effective interviewing, and short stories are only a few of the numerous topics covered.


How to Write and Get It PublishedHow to Write and Get It Published by David Strode Akens
This practical guide to strengthening writing skills and getting noticed in the cutthroat publishing industry will benefit aspiring authors, struggling authors, or anyone with an unpublished manuscript. Among the topics covered are how to read intelligently and carefully, understanding setting and characterization; how to write character biographies and characteristics lists; plotting, drafting, and writing; reasons why manuscripts are rejected; finding agents, publishers, and printers; and marketing and sales strategies. This complete set of start-to-finish tools puts the emphasis back on good writing as the surest means of getting published for profit.


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