The Well-Fed Writer by Peter Bowerman
Financial Self-Sufficiency as a Commercial Freelancer in Six Months or Less

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Why Commercial Freelancing?

Writing drives business. In the course of communicating with its customers and employees, a typical corporation generates an enormous volume of writing. Yet, in today's downsized business world, the catchword is outsourcing. Many companies are asking: "Why pay salaries and benefits when freelancers-offering a range of talent and fresh "outsider" perspectives-give us only what we need, and only when we need it?"

In TWFW, you'll learn what and where those writing projects are, how to land them, how to do them, how to get paid, and how to get hired again and again (even with less-than-brilliant writing ability...).

A Surprisingly Accessible (and Lucrative) Writing Direction...

With NO industry contacts, NO previous paid writing experience, and NO writing training, the author built a commercial writing business from fantasy to full-time in less than four months.

Have an unusual niche? Live in a small town? Need to start part-time? Terrified of "sales and marketing"? It's all here. Follow this step-by-step, blueprint for leveraging your background into a profitable writing practice that moves light years beyond "starving writing"!


About Peter Bowerman

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Peter Bowerman, a commercial writer, speaker and business coach since 1993, is the author of the original Book-of-the-Month Club title, The Well-Fed Writer (and companion, TWFW: Back For Seconds both self-published) industry standards on commercial freelancing. Sign up for his ezine and blog at He detailed his self-publishing success (a full-time living for seven-plus years) in The Well-Fed Self-Publisher: How to Turn One Book into a Full-Time Living (
Published January 1, 2009 by Fanove Publishing.
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The book has now been re-released in a larger, more extensive version that contains both the Well-Fed Writer, and its equally well-written sequel, The Well-Fed Writer: Back for Seconds.

May 25 2010 | Read Full Review of The Well-Fed Writer: Financia...

Gather Books

Picking up where books on writing leave off--and usually leave the writer dangling--the concept of both books is earning money from writing.

Nov 05 2009 | Read Full Review of The Well-Fed Writer: Financia...

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Though it reads like the script for a late-night television info-mercial, Bowerman’s central thesis is not lost: that commercial freelance writing is a “very serious profession that can afford you a healthy income, plenty of creative fulfillment, along with highly enviable lifestyle benefits.” Fo...

Jun 15 2000 | Read Full Review of The Well-Fed Writer: Financia...

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