- Paperback: 258 pages
- Publisher: Silman-James Pr (January 30, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1879505851
- ISBN-13: 978-1879505858
- Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 0.8 x 9.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 14 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,202,558 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Freelance Writer's Bible: Your Guide to a Profitable Writing Career Within One Year
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"A great book to help you decide your writing vision, get over your fears, develop a plan for your career." -- Christian Writer's Fellowship
"A precision tool for those trying to establish a toehold in any of seventeen writing arenas...." -- The Writer's Journal
"Dave's book is an entertaining practical guide to gaining success as a freelance writer. Dave's book is your complete guide." -- Book Marketing Update
Trottier is a writer and teacher who cares about helping others in this well-organized guide. -- Shiela Bender, Writing It Real Magazine
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Dave writes with obvious respect for writers. He goes deep into the heart and head with advice that leads to success. A first-class book. -- Lucille S. deView, syndicated columnist and writing coach for major newspapers
A wonderfully helpful guide for anyone who wants to start writing--and keep writing. -- Stedman Mays, agent, Scribblers House LLC Literary Agency, and editorial director of the GoodShortNovels.com Review.
If you follow this book's advice and still can't make a living as a writer, it's a darn good sign that writing should be your hobby. --Marty Nemko, Author, Cool Careers for Dummies, Contributing Editor, USNews,com (as a freelancer)
A precision tool for those trying to establish a toehold in any of seventeen writing arenas.... The author identifies and defines the precise steps needed to negotiate the path to landing a lucrative writing career. He mentors the reader in every aspect of the writing and selling process through practical advice, useful worksheets, and insightful writing activities." --The Writer's Journal
Provides not only the nuts and bolts, but also the power tools. I learned to write from Dave's books. -- Donna Davidson, author of award-winning novels Elizabeth's Gift and Lord Kingsford's Quest
Dave's book is an entertaining practical guide to gaining success as a freelance writer. If you want to make money as a writer or increase your income as a freelancer, Dave's book is your complete guide." -- John Kremer, editor, Book Marketing Update, and author, 1001 Ways to Market Your Books
Serious about earning money with your words? Read THE FREELANCE WRITER'S BIBLE, boot up the computer, and GET WRITING. Dave Trottier has the hand-holding/kick in the patootie double-whammy down pat. A great book for beginners and a wonderful refresher for experienced writers. Highly recommended. --Kristine L. Franklin, Children's Author, Novelist and Freelance Writer
Take if from me, a guy who has been a freelancer for 52 years...I highly recommend The Freelance Writer's Bible. [Dave] presents a clear, easy-to-understand blueprint for success in this informative book. -- Ray Hoy, "The Fiction Works"
Inspiring, practical and supremely useful--This "bible" will open your heart and mind to your writing and career potential. --Dan Poynter, Author, The Self-Publishing Manual
The Freelance Writer's Bible provides valuable information as well as workbook excerises, which lead writers from the beginning idea, intent, and conception, all the way to the marketing of a finished product. With specific exercises and guidance, this book is a valuable asset for anyone who wants to earn a living, or increase their earnings, in the writing trade. -- Melanie Grimes, editor The American Homeopath and board member of the Pacific Northwest Writers Association.
A great book to help you decide your writing vision, get over your fears, develop a plan for your career. -- Christian Writers' Fellowship
The Freelance Writer's Bible is in its spirit generous; it offers its readers creative yet structured advice that should pay off.... Whether you want to know how to write a query letter, how to submit poetry, how to become a ghost writer, or how double your income and double your fun, David has included the information you need in a format and tone that allow you to absorb the information and move on to practicing the necessary steps for success. David's guide offers a "let's get right down to it" discussion of creative vision and the writing process as well as a coach's focus on how to use industry information to make decisions and sell work. That Trottier is a writer and teacher who cares about helping others comes through in this well-organized guide for those who'd like to succeed." -- Sheila Bender, Editor of Writing It Real and author of many writing books.
With an eye and a heart toward the ultimate goal of becoming successful, the book propels the reader toward that goal of success with words of wisdom and helpful exercises. Trottier...applies his skills as a teacher and mentor to assist freelancers in becoming full-time writers. - National Writer's Association
"A must-have book for writers who want to turn their hobby into a real business. Dave provides tips, tools and rules of writer etiquette which will make your queries stand out from the hundreds of others that cross an editor's desk each week. Don't miss this investment in your career." -- Shelly Mellott, Editor-in-Chief, Scr(i)pt Magazine
"Dave, what say about business writing is right on target." -- Jim Fisher, copywriter and author of Personal Ad Magic
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The book is set up as an interactive workbook that not only leads the writer down a path of technical know-how in getting writing jobs and getting published, but helps one to form a positive image of self as a writer and to develop a set of personal writing and life goals. It also gives some advice, encouragement, and other things you can do as a writer to keep yourself motivated and focused on your writing career goals and aspiratons.
Trottier details 17 different "fields" or "categories" of writing and shows how any serious writer can make a living by writing within any one of them or a combination of them.
This is an essential book for the career writer or anyone who wants to have a go at making a living being a writer. If you have the perseverance and drive to put this book into action, you will be a successful writer.