The Renegade Writer by Linda Formichelli
A Totally Unconventional Guide to Freelance Writing Success

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Written by two freelancers who broke the rules to win the game, this handbook contains a wealth of information for writers who are frustrated by the seemingly limited ways to operate in the freelance market. It explains that freelancers can negotiate for more money and better terms without risking their careers, shows that editors are not the writer-gobbling monsters many freelancers fear, and explains how to establish and foster work relationships. In this updated second edition there are more ideas, more rules to break, and more resources to get started, including a suite of appendixes covering topics such as contract procedures, getting paid, services for freelancers, generating ideas, and doing research. As inspiration, the book includes examples of real writers who have gone against "expert" advice and flourished. Being shy doesn't pay, and following the rules puts a writer in a long line of other sheep; with this text as a guide, writers can step out of the herd and build a successful business in a crowded market.
 

About Linda Formichelli

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Linda Formichelli writes for Family Circle, Men's Fitness, Psychology Today, Woman's Day, The Writer, Writer's Digest, and many other publications. She lives in Blackstone, Massachusetts. Diana Burrell freelances for Contract Professional, Parenting, Psychology Today, The Writer, and Walking, among many other magazines and newspapers. She formerly worked in advertising, marketing, and technical writing. She lives in Chelmsford, Massachusetts.
 
Published February 15, 2013 by Renegade Writer Press. 206 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Business & Economics, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Full of great tips and common sense, the book demystifies all the stages of getting a piece published, from""Cranking up the Idea Factory"" to""Getting the Green."" Their overall advice:""Timely ideas and professional attitude...will take you further than the so-called 'connections' lesser writer...

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