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Writer for Hire: 101 Secrets to Freelance Success [NOOK Book]


There?s no shortage of books on crafting book proposals, writing novels, overcoming writer?s block, and getting in touch with one?s muse. But what about a book for writers who simply want to earn a regular paycheck? Writer for Hire is just the wisdom full- and part-time freelancers need. Author Kelly James-Enger details:

  • 101 secrets to success, organized into five overarching strategies. You?ll be able to implement what you learn immediately.
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Writer for Hire: 101 Secrets to Freelance Success

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There’s no shortage of books on crafting book proposals, writing novels, overcoming writer’s block, and getting in touch with one’s muse. But what about a book for writers who simply want to earn a regular paycheck? Writer for Hire is just the wisdom full- and part-time freelancers need. Author Kelly James-Enger details:

  • 101 secrets to success, organized into five overarching strategies. You’ll be able to implement what you learn immediately.
  • Invaluable advice on managing deadlines, querying effectively, working with clients, handling taxes, invoices, and more.
  • Strategies for getting more writing gigs, including networking (in-person and online), establishing yourself as an expert, working more efficiently under tight deadlines, and handling rejection with confidence

James-Enger looks at the "whole freelancer," addressing both the craft and business of freelancing.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Writer for Hire is a 'no-BS' guide to making it as a freelance writer. Kelly spells out exactly what you need to do. If you follow her advice and don't reach your writing goals this year, I'd be very surprised."
~Linda Formichelli, co-author of The Renegade Writer: A Totally Unconventional Guide to Freelance Writing Success

"The words 'total professional' seem to have been invented to describe Kelly James-Enger. I have been a long-time fan of her previous writing books and I will also highly recommend Writer for Hire. This may be the champion of all the writing books James-Enger has written because it contains her best advice compressed into short chapters that make for speedy reads. If you are a service writer looking for the secrets to success, they are all in here! It's taken James-Enger fifteen years of hard-wrought effort to learn them, and now they can be yours. Read closely. Bring a highlighter. Apply what you learn. You'll be so glad you did."
~Christina Katz, author of The Writer's Workout, Get Known Before the Book Deal, and Writer Mama

"Whether you're a beginning freelance writer or a veteran, Writer for Hire is extraordinarily helpful, and a compelling read. You'll find a formula for sure-fire query letters, how to break into business writing or ghosting books, and much more sensible, tested advice. This book brims with serious, step-by-step ways to boost your income, your productivity, and your spirits!"
~Salley Shannon, President, American Society of Journalists & Authors (ASJA)

"If you want to start, refine, or redefine your writing career the right way, pick up this truly foundational book. Chock full of so much solid, sensible, practical and creative advice, information and ideas, this 'writing-career compass' will give you an edge right out of the gate."
~Peter Bowerman, Author, The Well-Fed Writer books

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599635514
  • Publisher: F+W Media
  • Publication date: 4/3/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 475,602
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Kelly James-Enger's work has appeared in more than fifty-five national magazines including Redbook, Health, Continental, Woman's Day, Family Circle, and Self. She launched a successful freelance career with no journalism background, no connections, and no experience, and branched into ghostwriting and collaborating five years ago. She's published eight books under her own name and ghosted many others, including one currently in progress. James-Enger has spoken at dozens of libraries and bookstores about writing-related topics, and has been a speaker at writer's conferences throughout the country. She's currently a contributing editor for The Writer, Complete Woman, and For the Bride.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2012

    A writing book that brings together the best advice for freelancers

    Writer For Hire is probably the best "how to" book for the freelancer at any stage of her or his career, but especially for the the beginner. James-Enger presents 101 "nuggets" of quality advice on the essential nuts and bolts of starting and maintaining a successful freelance business (marketing, time management, etc)and also deals with issues a neophyte might not anticipate, such as knowing when to part ways with a problem client and developing a diversified skill set which can offer additional income streams, such as editing, proofreading and public speaking. Writer For Hire is entertaining to read and a worthwhile investment in the career of any freelance writer.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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