Ten Commandments for the Thriving Writer: Enjoying and Embracing the Freelance Writing Life Kindle Edition
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
- Publication date : December 8, 2013
- File size : 1395 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B00H7GAPZA
- Print length : 43 pages
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,744,509 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
Top reviews from the United States
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
Okay, I’ll be honest, Banes’ book isn’t rocket science, and it’s not the Genie’s Lamp that if you rub will grant your wish for instant fame and riches. It is, though, a fairly well-written book by someone who has had a measure of success at freelancing, outlining some fairly basic principles on how to do it and be fairly successful yourself.
I’m always a but put off by the disclaimers put in books – I have them in two of my own that were put out by a publisher who I suppose worries about potential litigation. The Ten Commandments has a rather lengthy disclaimer up front, one section which I found intriguing – ‘ . . . views not to be taken as expert instructions or commands.’ I’m being a bit of a nitpicker here, but the book does contain instructions, and the title says they are ‘commandments.’ So, that part of the disclaimer at least should probably have been left out. There’s nothing wrong with someone who has mastered a craft listing instructions on doing it, as long as they let you know this is how they did it, and it might not work for you. Okay, okay, like I said – I can pick nits.
If this is the only problem with the book; and, it’s the only one I could find; it still leaves a pretty good read for the beginner who’d like even a sketchy roadmap into the terra incognito of the world of freelancing.
The first read is helpful and inspiring. The second reading (and beyond) transforms this book from inspirational to a practical reference manual. There’s a lot to unpack and just about everything you need to get started. Couple it with the discipline you achieve from writing consistently and you are good to go.
By the way, I received a complimentary digital edition of this book from Story Cartel because I promised to write an honest review. Honestly, I like this book and think it will be helpful for anyone aspiring to be a writer. (If you think I’m being kind for the wrong reasons, you should see what I wrote about those other books... )
If you are writing for others (free lance) you will find a lot of VERY helpful information that will guide you to get started, and improve your business.
If you plan on publishing for yourself, you will find resources and information here that you need also.
Karen does not just write about your writing career, but also offers helpful tips and suggestions to help you keep your life balanced (and avoid burn out).
Everyone needs a social and family life apart from work, and the self employed can be the worst at forgetting this because we can get so engrossed in our work because we love it.
I was offered this book in exchange for an honest review, and I certainly recommend it if you are a writer seeking to start or extend your career. Make sure this book is in your library.
Note: I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
Note: I got a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.