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Getting Started as a Freelance Writer, Expanded Edition

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  • Posted March 24, 2011

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    Steps to Making Your Writing Dream Come True

    Steps to Making Your Writing Dream Come True Robert Bly's book "Getting Started as a Freelance Writer" covers the basic elements with keys to becoming a successful freelance writer. Bly's methods are backed up by his firsthand experience. Bly provides motivation and detailed information in a highly organized format. A glimpse at the table of contents gives the reader a summary outline of the contents of the fifteen chapters of the book. Topical headers, bulleted summary statements, and numbered lists add to the ready reference value of the book for frequent review and immediate assimilation. I enjoyed the direct quotes from and references to well known successful authors used to illustrate specific keys for adapting successful writing techniques, developing a personal writing style, or philosophy of writing. "Getting Started as a Freelance Writer" is an important resource for anyone seriously considering freelance writing as a career. Practical guidelines and motivational principles. Highly recommended.

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  • Posted February 20, 2010

    Lots of good information in a no nonsense manner.

    Robert Bly does an excellent job describing the different writing markets available. He only describes the markets in where you earn money, such as copywriting, ghostwriting etc. He describes how to get into the field of writing and also gives good advice if you are a seasoned writer looking for extra money. There are a lot of good online websites, which I have already started to use, described in this book.

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