Motivate to Create: A Guide for Writers

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Five Rivers Chapmanry, Jun 18, 2010 - Language Arts & Disciplines
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Veteran freelance writer Nate Hendley explains how to start up or step-up your writing career.Straight-forward advice and commentary on a largely unexplored topic.

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User Review  - MarysGirl - LibraryThing

Nate Hendley is a free-lancer who produced a brief book of tips and resources for writers. His best advice is the prolific writer's mantra: butt in seat, fingers on keyboard--or--writers write. This ... Read full review

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User Review  - glampunk - LibraryThing

This feels like a somewhat dated book on freelance writing. Focusing on non-fiction the author talks about ways to get work and motivate yourself to write. I did not find this book helpful or motivational unfortunately. Read full review


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About the author (2010)

Nate Hendley was born in New Haven, Connecticut in 1966 but grew up in Waterloo, ON. From 1985 - 1989, he attended Trent University in Peterborough, ON, and graduated with an Honours BA in Cultural Studies. In 1990 he returned to school to study journalism at Conestoga College in Kitchener, ON. Shortly thereafter, he began freelancing. Since the early 1990s, Nate has written hundreds of news articles, features, profiles, investigative pieces, advertorials, corporate stories and public relations items. His writing credits include The National Post, The Globe and Mail, Marketing Magazine, eye weekly, The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Journal. He is particularly adept at writing about political, social and cultural issues, automotive, high-tech and business topics and health-related concerns. In addition to his work as a journalist, he is a published author, formerly with Altitude Publishing, and now with Five Rivers. Nate has also published two children's books with Jackfruit Press of Toronto: Jean Chretien: The Scrapper Who Climbed His Way to the Top (2005) and William Lyon Mackenzie King: The Loner Who Kept Canada Together (2006). Nate has also written two books, Bonnie and Clyde: A Biography (published 2007) and American Gangsters (published 2010) for U.S. firm ABC-CLIO. Nate is the Ontario Regional Director of the Professional Writers Association of Canada. PWAC is a national organization that represents the interests of freelance writers. Nate lives in Toronto with a demanding cat. He has a website at and a blog at

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