Writer's Market Companion

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Writer's Digest Books, Jul 27, 2004 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 344 pages
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It's a great time to be a writer!

&break;&break;In today's information age there are more books, magazines and written communications being produced than ever before. Writer's Market Companion helps you get in on the action, so you can get published and paid for your work, whether you write articles, screenplays, novels, newsletters–virtually anything.

&break;&break;Page after page features sound information on professional writing issues, focusing on everything from contracts to creativity. Just open this guide and you'll find what you need:&break;&break;Submit winning query letters following the examples on pages 150-153&break;Make contacts and stay informed through hundreds of writing websites and organizations listed in Chapter Two&break;Price your work fairly according to the guidelines for rates and fees&break;Build your business with Chapter Four's tips for finding your niche, managing your time and getting organized &break;Legal advice from page 141 helps you understand contracts before you sign&break;See page 55 to generate great writing ideas in eight easy steps&break;Get the most from your interviews following the proven tips in Chapter Seven&break;Compete your projects on time, every time using the foolproof checklist on page 83&break;Learn about the pros and cons of agents on pages 246-248&break;&break;More than your companion, this guide is your best friend and the "how-to" reference for writing success.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Preparing Yourself for the Work Ahead
6
The Writers World
7
You the Writer
22
Your Writing Plan
40
Building a Strong Foundation
53
Researching Your Ideas
54
Conducting Interviews
73
Selling Your Work Online
193
Protecting and Developing Your Work
202
Protecting Your Writing
203
Promoting Your Work and Yourself
217
Your Writing Business
231
Finding a Writing Community
249
Grants Fellowships and Prizes
285
Pricing Guide
295

Taking Your Work to Market
89
Selling Your Articles
90
Selling Your Nonfiction Book
105
Selling Your Fiction
128
Selling Your Script
159
Selling to Corporations
178
Resources for Writers
309
Publishers and Their Imprints
322
Glossary of Publishing Terms
328
Index
340
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