Getting Started as a Freelance Writer

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Sentient Publications, 2008 - Business & Economics - 261 pages
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This expanded edition goes beyond advice on making a living as a business writer to include the more creative forms of writing. There are new chapters on writing and selling poems, short stories, novels, and essays, plus a new section on cartooning. Existing chapters have been brought up to date. You learn to start, run, and build a freelance writing business doing whatever type of writing you prefer.
 

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Contents

DO YOU REALLY WANT TO BE A WRITER?
5
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW AND
21
Reference Books You Should Own
27
THE SELFCONFIDENT WRITER
33
MONEY AND THE FREELANCE WRITER
47
THE FREELANCE WRITERS BUSINESS PLAN
61
ENTRYLEVEL ASSIGNMENTS
71
THE WRITERS
91
MAXIMIZING YOUR
169
AWAKEN THE POET INSIDE YOU
187
WRITING SHORT FICTION by Harlan Ellison7
195
THE GREAT AMERICAN NOVEL
205
WRITING AND SELLING
215
GROWING YOUR BUSINESS
225
MAKING YOUR WRITING
237
NOTES
245

MARKETING AND SELFPROMOTION
101
BIG BUCKS IN BUSINESS WRITING
119
WORKING WITH AGENTS
129
BUILDING YOUR WEBSITE
141
WRITING FOR THE INTERNET
153
A Books
251
Software
257
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
263
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Robert W. Bly has been a professional writer for 25 years earning over $4 million in advances, fees, and royalties, so far. Last year he grossed $400,000. Hes the author of over 100 articles and 50 books. He lives in Dumont, NJ, near New York City.

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