Make A REAL LIVING as a Freelance Writer: How To Win Top Writing Assignments
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Make A REAL LIVING as a Freelance Writer: How To Win Top Writing Assignments

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Step-by-step instructions on how writers can earn top dollar writing for magazines are provided in this book. Secrets are revealed about what the high-paying magazines really want, how to build relationships with editors, how to ascertain which sections of a magazine are open to freelancers, what kinds of stories are in demand, what to do if a deadbeat publisher doesn’t pa...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published May 1st 2004 by Nomad Press (first published January 1st 2004)
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Simran
Glatzer has a way of grabbing your attention right at the outset of this valuable writers tool book and not only keeping it but heightening it with each chapter. I have never read a "How To" book with such excitement that I wanted to try every suggestion as soon as I could, yet not wanting to put it down until I greedily read and savored every page.
She covers everything you need to know before and during the time you make the decision to make a real living as a freelance writer, as she has done....more
Meagan
The book came out in 2004, and I'm sure it was cutting-edge then ... but a lot of the websites listed in her book no longer exist or have changed greatly in the last 10 years, not to mention freelancing via the Web. The book felt very dated and could stand to use a huge update.

The author also uses a fair bit of foul language and questionable writing examples. Maybe they work for the magazines she reads and writes for, but I didn't find them professional. (I'm also looking at a very different tar...more
Erin
Interesting read -- a lot of common sense information about how to get started with queries, forging relationships with editors and how to maximize your exposure to a wide variety of publications. Interesting read for anyone interested in what it would take to establish a freelance writing career.
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Jun 14, 2009 Misha marked it as to-read
I think I need a sideline to cope with wage reductions/furloughs, medical bills, car expenses, etc., and a second job at Wal-Mart does not appeal. *flips economy the bird*
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Jenna Glatzer is an award-winning full-time writer who's written 24 books and hundreds of articles.

Her main writing interests are biographies and memoirs, and she often writes about health and parenting. She also loves writing for children, as well as writing humor essays and personal essays.

She's Celine Dion's authorized biographer and the author of The Marilyn Monroe Treasures, authorized by M...more
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