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Author Vincent, Wendy M., 1975- author.

Title How to make a living writing articles for newspapers, magazines, and online sources : everything you need to know to become a successful freelance writer in 30 days / Wendy Vincent
Published Ocala, Florida : Atlantic Pub. Group, Inc., [2014]


Description 1 online resource (288 pages) : illustrations
Contents Dedication; Table of Contents; Introduction; Chapter 1: A Day in the Life; What is a Freelance Writer?; A Day in the Life of a Freelance Writer; Life-Work Balance; To Quit or Not to Quit Your Day Job; What is a Successful Freelance Writer?; Chapter 2: Ready, Set ... Write; Discover Your Personal Writing Style; Adapting Your Writing Style to Suit Any Medium; The Importance of Grammar and Spelling; Common Style Manuals and What to Know About Them; A Note on Working with Editors; Chapter 3: Story Ideas; Discover What Type of Stories You Like to Write; What Story Ideas Are Marketable
How Do You Come up with a Story Idea?Finding a Market for Your Ideas (newspaper, magazine, online source); Research, research, research; Chapter 4: Setting up Shop; Creating a Dedicated Work Space; What Tools You Really Need; Setting Aside Time; Pros of Organization, Dangers of Procrastination; Your Writing Career Goals; Chapter 5: How to Market Yourself; Your Writing Portfolio / Résumé; Create a Website; Using Social Media; Blogging; Chapter 6: A Day in the Life; The Who, What, and Why of a Query Letter; Mastering the Art of Querying; What Else to Include With Your Query
Components of the Magazine Article QueryComponents of the Newspaper Query; What Editors Really Think of Queries; The Devil is in the Details; The Anatomy of a Query Letter; Chapter 7: Making a Living Writing; Where to Find Writing Jobs; Targeting your Submissions; Writing for Newspapers; Writing for Magazines; Literary Magazines; Trade Journals; Writing for Online Sources; How to Conduct an Interview for any Medium; Chapter 8: Supplemental Writing Income Sources; Press Releases; Corporate Materials; Contract Books; Non-Contract Books; Key Elements of the Book Proposal; Travel Writing
What about Poetry?Chapter 9: Money, Money, Money; What Does a Freelance Writer Typically Make?; What to Charge; Invoicing; Tips on Getting Paid; Chapter 10: The Business of writing; Do You Need a Literary Agent?; Where to Find Reputable Agents; Seven Ways to Get Blacklisted by an Agent; Contracts; Copyright Laws; Keeping Records/Files; Handling Expenses and Tracking Income; Taxes; Insurance and Retirement Savings; Conclusion; Appendix; Sample Business "Plans"; Goal-setting Worksheet; Online Sources for Writing Jobs; Listing of Writer Organizations; Writer Resources; Glossary of Writing Terms
Summary If you want to get creative, make surplus income, be in control of your own hours, and potentially even change the world, then maybe it's time to make the career change to freelance writing. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of writers and editors is expected to rise 8 percent from now until 2018. Thanks to the Internet and its millions of writing outlets, demand for freelance writers is higher than ever. Don t get left out of this burgeoning field you too can successfully start writing for a variety of newspapers, magazines, and online sources, all within the next
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Authorship -- Vocational guidance
Freelance journalism -- Vocational guidance
Feature writing -- Vocational guidance
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Composition & Creative Writing.
REFERENCE -- Writing Skills.
Authorship -- Vocational guidance.
Feature writing -- Vocational guidance.
Freelance journalism -- Vocational guidance.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781601388254