Make a Real Living as a Freelance Writer: How to Win Top Writing Assignments [NOOK Book]

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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 pay up, how to market reprints, and how to become an expert in one’s chosen writing field. Basic terms like query, clips, and source sheet are ...
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Make a Real Living as a Freelance Writer: How to Win Top Writing Assignments

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Overview


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 pay up, how to market reprints, and how to become an expert in one’s chosen writing field. Basic terms like query, clips, and source sheet are defined for beginning writers, and tips on everything from coming up with an idea to pitching a syndicated column are also included. Writers learn about the little-known sources top freelancers use to find new stories and experts. In addition, they learn how to get their first paying assignments even if they have no prior clips, how to negotiate for better pay, how to find high-paying magazines that aren’t swamped with queries, and how to worm their way into editors’ inboxes even if their e-mail addresses aren’t publicized.
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"An in-your-hand education in professional writing."
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"An in-your-hand education in professional writing." —Christian Communicator

"Really shows what publications are looking for in a writer."  —Dawn Papandrea, managing editor, The Collegebound Network

"A 'behind closed doors' look at freelancing...advice that will keep you ahead of the competition."  —The Writer

"Covers everything novice and experienced writers need to know to succeed at freelancing."  —Sheri McConnell, founder and president of the National Association of Women Writers

"A must-read for freelancers and wanna-be-freelancers."  —Julia Rosien, senior editor, ePregnancy magazine

"A must-read for any freelancer wanting to break into the business and stay there."  —Colleen Oakley, editor, Women's Health & Fitness 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781936313136
  • Publisher: Nomad Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/2004
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 768,001
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author


Jenna Glatzer is the founder and editor in chief of Absolute Write, (www.absolutewrite.com), a popular online magazine for writers. She has written for hundreds of publications, including Prevention, Salon, Woman’s Own, Woman’s World, and Writer’s Digest. She is also the author of Conquering Panic and Anxiety Disorders, Outwitting Writer’s Block and Other Problems of the Pen, and Words You Thought You Knew. She lives in New York City.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2007

    Imminently bright and useful

    Want to be a freelance writer? Jenna Glatzer tells you the truth about the business in a conversational, factual, no-nonsense style sprinkled with her warm personality and humor. She lays out the writer's path and bids you to take the first steps. After reading so many books on writing that don't deliver on the promises they make, Jenna's book is refreshingly honest and practical. If I were teaching a course on writing, I'd make sure every student had her book. Make a Real Living as a Freelance Writer is great for novices and veterans. She surprises you with solid tips on researching and using the internet to full advantage. Her book takes the fear out of an often imposing business and reminds one that writing is compelling fun.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2005

    Looking for advice on freelance writing?

    Ms. Glatzer's book addresses every imaginable question you may have about freelancing as a 'real' job. Her humor and go-with-the-flow attitude made the book easy to read. I found the writing aids, such as the topic worksheet, to be helpful. This is an excellent resource for any writer trying to get their foot in the door. The author makes you want to go for it - not by throwing caution to the winds, but by being prepared, knowing where you're going, and always moving forward.

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