Saturday, January 26, 2008

Tools For Writing Success-The Biz con't

January 23, 2008

Another good way to learn about the writing business is by reading writing magazines and books. When I was first starting out as a writer, I couldn't read new information fast enough. I remember getting my first copy of Writers Digest Magazine in the mail. I was so excited. It actually made me start feeling like a "real writer."

Other magazines I recommend reading or subscribing to are:

The Writer

Byline

PoetsandWriters

Writers' Journal

There are a lot of wonderful writing books available, but here are my personal favorites:

Make a Real Living as a Freelance Writer
This is an excellent book for anyone who wants to write for magazines. It is an easy read and explains everything that you need to do to be a successful magazine writer.

The Writers Market Companion
This book has everything you need to know about writing-how to write and sell your books (all genres), how to market yourself, websites, book proposals...just a little bit of everything.

Writing Down the Bones
An inspiring book that provides exercises and encouragement on your writing journey.

Chicken Soup for the Writers Soul
Inspiring stories from other writers.

Anne Wayman, author of The Golden Pencil blog , recommends these books as well:

Chicago Manual of Style- Online
The Abundance Book
Bird by Bird,
Damn! Why Didn’t I Write That?
Elements of Style - A Must Have for Freelance Writers,
Guerrilla Marketing for Writers

Let me know your favorite writing books.

Happy Writing-and reading!

~Kerrie

Next time...Know Your Markets

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