ASJA Guide to Freelance Writing / Edition 1
  • ASJA Guide to Freelance Writing / Edition 1
  • ASJA Guide to Freelance Writing / Edition 1

ASJA Guide to Freelance Writing / Edition 1

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by Timothy Harper
     
 

"Chapter by chapter, the working writers who wrote this book share the concrete details of the writing life....What you read in these pages is what you would hear working writers talk about over coffee or cocktails."

—Samuel G. Freedman, prize-winning author and associate dean, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, from the Foreword

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"Chapter by chapter, the working writers who wrote this book share the concrete details of the writing life....What you read in these pages is what you would hear working writers talk about over coffee or cocktails."

—Samuel G. Freedman, prize-winning author and associate dean, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, from the Foreword

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312318529
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
09/08/2003
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
966,500
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
About This Book
1Freelance Writing Today - and Tomorrow1
2Planning a Writing Business9
3The Writer's Office and Tools19
4The Mystery of Ideas35
5Seven Secrets of a Successful Magazine Query49
6How to Sell a Book61
7Writing for the Web73
8Why Literary Agents Need You More Than Ever - And How to Get the Agent You Need81
9Research Finding the Right Stuff93
10How to Find Experts105
11Writer-Editor Relations113
12Collaborations: The Pleasures and Perils of Shared Bylines121
13The Serendipity of Specialization135
14Self-Publishing: Alternatives for Getting Books into Print143
15Networking153
16This Pen for Hire: Leveraging Your Skills165
17Op-Eds and Essays: Leveraging Your Knowledge179
18Reprints, Re-Slants, and Other Ways to Resell Your Work189
19Making Pictures199
20Employing a Writing Assistant209
21Contracts: Protecting Writers' Rights219
22Creating Brand You: Promoting Yourself and Your Work231
23Writers and the Law243
24Taxes and Deductions255
25Forays into Fiction265
26Moving to Full-Time Freelancing: It's Not a Leap275
AppTips from the Pros285
Index307

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