The 30-Minute Writer

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Writer's Digest Books, 1996 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 244 pages
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Emerson shows freelancers how to write the kind of short, snappy articles today's magazines want by dividing the work into segments of 30 minutes or fewer.

Emerson reveals:
-- how to use "throwaway time" for generating ideas and casually interviewing people
-- why short pieces can be a foot in the editorial office door
-- the types of quickly written articles freelancers can sell -- miniprofiles, one-pagers, personal essays and others
-- how to match the work to the market
-- how to expand from short articles to columns, and even books

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The 30-minute writer: how to write & sell short pieces

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This book is for anyone who has ever said, "I'd love to write, but I don't have the time.'' Emerson dispels the myth that a writer needs large chunks of uninterrupted time to produce something ... Read full review

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User Review  - Anne Harm - Goodreads

I enjoyed The 30-Minute Writer as much as an overview of (mostly) magazines popular in 1993, as anything else. In fact I think it would have been a good candidate for the time capsule, in that sense ... Read full review


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About the author (1996)

Emerson has sold more than 700 articles to major magazines and newspapers throughout the United States and abroad. She is a member of The Society of American Travel Writers and the Authors Guild. She has taught writing classes and conducted workshops for more than 20 years.

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