Dollars and Deadlines: Make Money Writing Articles for Print and Online Markets

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Dollars and Deadlines: Make Money Writing Articles for Print and Online Markets

Dollars and Deadlines: Make Money Writing Articles for Print and Online Markets

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“If you want to write and get paid for it, start by reading this book. Kelly James-Enger spells out what you need to do to succeed from from getting ideas to seeing your work in print and online to getting a check in the mail. Great advice served with wisdom and a can-do spirit.” –Elfrieda Abbe, former editor and publisher of The Writer magazine Love to write? Why not get paid to do so? Dollars and Deadlines: Make Money Writing Articles for Print and Online Markets shows you how to launch a freelance article writing career from scratch. Whether you want to freelance fulltime or simply want to make extra money from home, you’ll learn how to: • Come up with article ideas; • Identify potential markets for your work; • Pitch ideas to print and online markets; • Locate, contact, and interview expert and anecdotal sources; • Write different types of articles, including shorts, quizzes, profiles, and features; • Decipher and negotiate freelance contracts; • Operate as a bus

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Dollars and Deadlines: Make Money Writing Articles for Print and Online Markets

  1. Jennifer Lawler
    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Excellent Primer for Aspiring Writers, February 25, 2013
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    Jennifer Lawler (Lawrence, Kansas United States) –

    I first became acquainted with Kelly James-Enger’s work early in my career as a writer when I read READY, AIM, SPECIALIZE. I found that book hugely helpful in my burgeoning career as a freelancer. She crystalized her experience and knowledge in an accessible way that I could (and did) immediately apply to my own career.

    When I learned that Kelly had published a new book, this one aimed at beginners, I knew I wanted to read it even if it didn’t particularly apply to me.

    Why? Because Kelly always has great advice, actionable tips, and a can-do attitude. And even veterans like me sometimes need a bit of can-do attitude.

    DOLLARS AND DEADLINES gives very specific, action-oriented steps to take if you’re a newbie trying to figure out how to get started writing for money. While Kelly draws on her more than fifteen years’ experience as a writer for examples throughout the book, she focuses on what works *now*, not what worked when she started. The freelance writing world has changed significantly, and Kelly, unlike some other veterans, has kept up. She knows the landscape has changed. This book serves as an excellent guide to navigating that new terrain.

    She gives clear steps to take to learn how to find markets, approach editors, read contracts, and deal with the ups and downs of a freelancing career. She gives a huge amount of information on how to research and write various types of articles. She also provides ten templates (for things like letters of introduction) that you can tweak to suit your needs. She includes plenty of specific resources (some of which were new and valuable to me, even though I’ve been freelancing just as long as she has!)

    Kelly is never a downer but she also doesn’t gloss over the realities of freelancing: it’s hard work. But she shows how to succeed. The book is written in her usual friendly, accessible style. She’s not afraid to admit her mistakes so that you can learn from them.
    If you’re just starting out as a freelance writer, you’ll find this book extremely valuable.

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  2. truthful heart
    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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    an inspiring book for all writers, especially written for beginners, February 26, 2013
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    I have read twelve books on freelance writing and this is my favorite! Read this book if you’d like thorough, practical, and empowering guidance, especially, if you are new to freelance writing. Kelly covers all the nitty-gritty nuances of writing for money. While reading her book, Kelly felt like a new writer friend sharing her wisdom from sixteen years as a professional freelancer with me. I am a new freelance writer who would like to earn money writing. Kelly’s book has given me a realistic portrayal and a pertinent toolbelt for me to begin a paid writing career!

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  3. Gert
    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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    Easy to read and valuable introductory advice, March 2, 2013
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    Gert

    I have recently started looking into freelance writing as a part-time money-generating option to fund advanced academic studies.

    There’s only so many blog posts and interviews you can read on the internet before you want to read a efficient and concise, yet broad, overview about freelance writing from a long-term professional. I came across the author’s blog and thought that she made sense. Her writing style, on the blog as well as in this book, is easy to understand, personal, and yet it gives you a very useful introduction.

    Dollars and Deadlines will not explain to you how to write articles in detail – it tells you how to sell articles while giving basic (but important!) tips on how to research and structure non-fictional articles. This has been most valuable advice for me and is certainly worth more than the cost of this book.

    To sum up, it’s a quick read which takes you on a guided tour to learn and understand the rules of successful freelance writing. Many personal examples provide you with a better understanding than the more theoretical or “dated” books on the topic.

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