Starting Your Career as a Freelance Writer
If you've always dreamed of making a living as a writer, this book will take you where you want to go. Starting Your Career as a Freelance Writer, Second Edition, demystifies the process of becoming a writer and gives aspiring writers all the tools they need to become successful freelance writers, get their names in print, and start earning a healthy income from writing. C...more
One drawback to the book is the very limited focus with which Allen advises freelancers. The majority of her advice focuses on pitching articles to magazines and newspapers. Something that doesn’t help is the fact that the book was published in 2011, making it somewhat dated in regard to ...more
Review date 8th Feb 2011
Review link: http://cleffairy.com/?p=4713
I'm a freelance writer myself, and therefore, when I saw this ARC of 'Starting Your Career as a Freelance Writer' by Moira Allen available for review in Netgalley, I knew I had to have it, by hook or by crook. After all, knowledge and tips on how to start/ expand your career as a freelance writer is not exactly easily available publicly.
Some of the tips in this book is one of those best kept secrets in ...more
For anyone in a nonfiction writing business, Moira Allen answers all those troubling questions: how to get started, setting goals, finding ideas, researching markets, writing successful query letters, and then the mundane but necessary details like record keeping and rights and contracts.
I'd had a successful and prolific freelance writing career many yea ...more
there were a great deal of useful tips, examples and suggestions packed into these pages and they're paying off already. since starting this book, i've fired off 2 query letters and had one article picked up on spec (awaiting to see if it will be published now) and have found a renewed drive to search through my life for article ideas an ...more