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Running a successful freelance writing business requires an understanding of a host of critical details. This handbook looks at how to find markets, make contacts, get inside information, deliver work - and get paid promptly.'
Paperback, 224 pages
Published June 1st 1998 by McGraw-Hill Education (first published 1997)
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Keegan
Apr 04, 2009 Keegan rated it liked it
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This was a really informative book. I especially loved that Perry provided examples that weren't exactly stellar but were real, his query letters for instance. It gave you the realization that, yeah, it would be nice to be perfectly professional in all the things you do as a writer all the time, but actually you probably won't be sometimes and it could be fine. All books, including this one, talk about the ideal, but I liked that you could see that it's a process to reach that ideal and people s ...more
Teatum
Jan 18, 2014 Teatum rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not quite as helpful as expected. Love the writing style and some aspects, like where to find jobs in freelancing. But already knew "how to find story ideas" and "how to conduct an interview."
Matthew
Sep 07, 2013 Matthew rated it really liked it
The first time I read this book was in college; it was assigned reading for a writing class I was taking, so no doubt I only skimmed it, ha. When I saw it on my bookshelf recently I decided to read the full thing again and I'm glad I did, this is a good overview of the demands and methods of freelance writing. There are a technology-related pages which are outdated by now but overall it's a good resource. 3.5 stars.
Rachel
Oct 10, 2012 Rachel rated it it was ok
This was an informative book written by a highly entertaining and very good writer; however,it made me know that I wouldn't be able to stand that much self-promotion,and,therefore,it wasn't as helpful as I'd hoped.
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Michael Perry is a New York Times bestselling author, humorist and radio show host from New Auburn, Wisconsin.

Perry’s bestselling memoirs include Population 485, Truck: A Love Story, Coop, and Visiting Tom. Raised on a small Midwestern dairy farm, Perry put himself through nursing school while working on a ranch in Wyoming, then wound up writing by happy accident. He lives with his wife and two da
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