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The Writer's Book of WisdomThe Writer's Book of Wisdom: 101 Rules for Mastering Your Craft
by Steven Taylor Goldsberry
Writer's Digest Books; 224pp

Some writers prefer the silence of late night or early morning, when the neighborhood sleeps. Others seek enlightenment at dawn. Stephen King claims to write in the morning while listening to hard rock, and he says that all writing is telepathy, meaning that it's beamed from some noncorporeal brain into his own. (How it gets through Guns and Roses only King knows.) Most artists call this telepathic phenomenon the imagination, and it works best by itself, without too many external distractions.

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How I WriteHow I Write: Secrets of a Bestselling Author
by Janet Evanovich with Ina Yalof
St. Martin's Griffin; 240pp

Many writers prefer to do anything other than face that empty page day after day, knowing that they have to be halfway decent. The truth is, we all, at some time or other, fear we're going to run out of things to say. Don't get caught spending your writing time talking about writing, thinking about writing, planning your writing studio, shopping for comfortable writing clothes. Just do it. Write the book.

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How to Become a Fulltime Freelance WriterHow to Become a Fulltime Freelance Writer: A Practical Guide to Setting Up a Writing Business at Home
by Michael A. Banks
The Writer Books; 222pp

When I teach a class for would-be writers, they always have a predictable set of excuses for not writing. The most frequent is a job, followed by household chores and taking care of children.

My first impulse is to ask them why they signed up for the course, but I refrain. Instead, I take a positive approach. I tell them about how I wrote when I was juggling a full-time job and family duties.

The point: you can always find time to write. If you really want to. You may have to sacrifice television or reading time, or skip going out once in a while. But nothing comes without sacrifice—especially something that requires as much time and concentration as writing.

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Dojo Wisdom for Writers

Dojo Wisdom for Writers: 100 Simple Ways to Become a More Inspired, Successful, and Fearless Writer
by Jennifer Lawler

Drawing from her knowledge, training and experience as a martial artist, black belt Jennifer Lawler shows writers how to incorporate the principles of martial arts into their writing. Interspersed throughout the book are personal experiences, tips and advice from other professional working writers including Bev Bachel, Linda Formichelli, Mary Shafer, among many others. To help writers apply the lessons, each brief chapter concludes with an exercise. Written in a personable, easy-to-understand fashion,
Dojo Wisdom for Writers is a quick read, making it ideal for readers with limited free time.

Silence is also effective in negotiation. I once talked to an editor about writing a magazine article. She asked me point blank, "Does $1,500 sound right?" I was in the middle of chewing a cinnamon roll, so I couldn't answer "YES!!!!" immediately. The pause couldn't have lasted more than a second, when she rushed in and said, "Okay, how about $2,000?" Not bad for one second's work. "Umm, sure," I said, after nearly choking on the cinnamon roll. "That would be fine." Now I work a little silence into all my negotiations.

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Pen on Fire

Pen on Fire: A Busy Woman's Guide to Igniting the Writer Within
by Barbara DeMarco-Barrett
262 pp

Is your daily schedule packed with tasks and responsibilities? Does finding "writing time" seem like an elusive dream that you'll never be able to grasp? If so, then you'll love Pen on Fire. Throughout the book, Barbara DeMarco-Barrett shows writers how to maximize their productivity by using 15-minute "time chunks." (It's amazing how much you CAN accomplish in this small amount of time.) Whether you're a novice or a seasoned pro, DeMarco-Barrett's wisdomalong with anecdotes from other writerswill get you thinking, and more importantly, writing.  Each chapter of this inspiring book concludes with thought-provoking exercises, guaranteed to set your Pen on Fire!

Talent seems to be inverse to confidence. Some of the most talented writers I know are reluctant to send out their work, so convinced are they that no one will ever publish it. Not even threats of withholding coffee or chocolate, or being condemned to write in longhand forever, can get them to print out a copy of their story, stuff it in an envelope with a self-addressed stamped envelope, and mail it off.

I encourage my students to resist negativity at all cost. In my university classes, I write on the board: NO DISCLAIMERS. I hammer it into all my students: You must shut out all the negative voices that say you'll never write as well as you hope, that you are just no good and why bother. You must hang a mental partition between you and your internal censor, the nag, the critic who says your writing stinks and the editor who points out every little, and not-so-little glitch.

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Write Faster, Write Better

Write Faster, Write Better
by David A. Fryxell

Writer's Digest Books
250 pp


Writing faster plus writing better equals increased productivity and more money. This fundamental equation is the foundation of David Fryxell's book Write Faster, Write Better.

Throughout the book, Fryxell teaches readers how to maximize their focus, self-discipline and organizational skills. He shares techniques for structuring articles and stories, overcoming writer's block and effective interviewing strategies. Each chapter concludes with practical exercises. To increase the odds of gaining an acceptance, Fryxell teaches readers how to "think like an editor."

As the author of more than 1,000 published pieces and the former editor-in-chief of Writer's Digest magazine and Writer's Digest Books, Fryxell's expert advice and wisdom stems from years of experience. He's actively doing what many writers aspire to do: write for a living!

If you want to increase your writing productivity and income Write Faster, Write Better shows you how.
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The Complete Writer: A Guide To Tapping Your Full Potential
by Beverly Walton Porter, Mindy Phillips Lawrence, Pat McGrath Avery, Joyce Faulkner
Red Engine Press
192 pp

Authored by four professional freelancers, The Complete Writer is packed with how-to's, advice, wisdom and inspiration. Pulling from their diverse backgrounds, the authors discuss time management, writer's block, networking, marketing, resume writing, query letters, launching an e-zine, among various other topics. I highly recommend this book, especially for beginning and aspiring writers.
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The Writer's Book of Hope: Getting from Frustration to Publication
by Ralph Keyes

Owl Books
222 pp

Feeling a little down about your writing career? Need a super-size dose of encouragement? How about some positive reinforcement that your decision to write is not in vain and the hours invested into your prose is time well-spent? In
The Writer's Book of Hope: Getting from Frustration to Publication, Ralph Keyes, author of ten books including The Courage to Write, shows writers how to adhere to a writing schedule, deal with discouragers, overcome writer's block, plus much more. The Writer's Book of Hope will recharge your batteries and leave you with a renewed sense of motivation towards your writing career.
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Pump Up Your Prose
by Shaunna Privratsky
Filbert Publis hing
161 pp

Pump Up Your Prose  Shaunna Privratsky does an excellent job showing writers how to:

• eliminate wordiness in their manuscripts
•  break writer's block
• avoid procrastination
• understand rights and industry terms
•  find ideas
• market themselves and their work

This book is an excellent tutorial for beginning and aspiring writers.

 "Many writers have wonderful ideas, yet hesitate to start because they want a perfect beginning.  A recurring question is "How do I start?" Here are some excellent ways to commence your next masterpiece...." 
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The Well-Fed Writer:  Back For Seconds
by Peter Bowerman
Fanove Publishing
284 pp

If the thought of "cold calling"—or other methods of sales and marketing—sends chills down your spine, then this book is for you. Perhaps you're not bothered by sales or marketing but yearn to enter the lucrative field of copywriting; again, this book is for you.

The Well-Fed Writer: Back For Seconds is by far, one of the most comprehensive books on and about commercial writing. Written in an easy-to-understand fashion, Peter Bowerman reveals what works, what doesn't, and backs up his advice with details from his personal experience along with testimonials and anecdotes from other successful copywriters. The comprehensive resource section is a copywriter's goldmine.  Aspiring copywriters and seasoned pros will benefit from The Well-Fed Writer: Back For Seconds, especially when combined with its predecessor The Well-Fed Writer: Financial Self-Sufficiency As A Freelancer Writer In Six Months Or Less.

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The Shy Writer
by C. Hope Clark

Finally a book specifically for—and about—the introverted writer! As an introvert, I (Kim Wilson) know first-hand the professional (and personal) challenges introverted writers face. Often the writing profession requires introverted writers to perform extroverted tasks, at best putting us in a very uncomfortable position. But in The Shy Writer, C. Hope Clark—also an introvert—shows writers how to create boundaries, then work within their own level of comfort. Here's another good reason to read this book: The tools The Shy Writer provides are useful in both professional and personal settings. I highly recommend this book for all introverted writers

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Word Work
by Bruce Holland Rogers
Invisible Cities Press
256 printed pages

Need a large dose of inspiration? Want to take a glimpse into the life of a professional working writer? In Word Work, Bruce Holland Rogers helps writers deal with the day-to-day obstacles of this crazy profession. Rogers offers advice on  procrastination, goal setting, discipline, rituals, writing with children in the house, and much more. Aspiring writers as well as seasoned pros will benefit from the wisdom of this award winning writer. Read Table of Contents

Writing to HealWriting to Heal: A Guided Journal for Recovering from Trauma & Emotional Upheaval
by James W. Pennebaker, PH.D.
New Harbinger Publications
164 printed pages

At first glance you'd think this book is only for individuals experiencing a trauma or an emotional upheaval--but that's not true. Anyone from veteran writers to aspiring writers will benefit from Writing to Heal. The writing prompts and accompanying exercises are sure to break writer's block and jump-start the muse. Read Table of Contents

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Ready, Aim, Specialize!Ready, Aim, Specialize! Create Your Own Writing Specialty And Make More Money
by Kelly James-Enger
Writer, Incorporated

Want to make more money--—I mean a lot more money—writing about topics that interest you? If so, then this book is for you. Written by Kelly James-Enger, a freelancer making more than $90,000 a year, Ready, Aim, Specialize! teaches novice, intermediate and seasoned writers how to target specific markets, ultimately saving the writer precious time and a lot of work. The end result: increased productivity and increased income. Filled with practical advice from Kelly James-Enger and other successful freelancers, Ready, Aim, Specialize! discusses the 10 hottest markets and provides excellent instructions on how to break into them.
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book coverStarting Your Career As A Freelance Writer
by Moira Anderson Allen
Published by Allworth Press
257 pp

Starting Your Career As A Freelance Writer is a necessary tool for beginning and aspiring writers. This step-by-step guide—written by the prolific, ultra-successful, working writer, Moira Allen—answers common questions asked by those venturing into the field of freelance writing.

Readers will discover how to: make time to write; set reasonable, attainable goals; tackle the submission process; set fees; handle paperwork; find markets; conduct interviews; and so much more. Tightly-written, without fluff, this book offers solid, practical, tried-and-true advice!

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Writing.ComWriting.COM: Creative Internet Strategies To Advance Your Writing Career
by Moira Anderson Allen, Published by Allworth Press
277 pp

Everything you've ever wanted to know about writing for the Web—and then some—is in this comprehensive, well-written book. Readers will learn how to find markets; properly submit queries and submissions via e-mail; conduct research; promote their book on the Web; and network effectively. But the benefits of this book don't stop there. Readers that purchase Wrting.Com will receive access to The Electronic Directory—a PDF file containing two thousand online resources for writer!
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The ASJA Guide to Freelance WritingThe ASJA Guide to Freelance Writing
Edited by Timothy Harper, Published by St. Martin's Griffin
320 pages

One word describes this book: Excellent!
Written by select members of ASJA (American Society of Journalists and Authors) this book contains a wealth of information for beginning and intermediate writers.
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How To Publish Your Articles: A Complete Guide to Making the Right Publication Say Yes
by Shirley Kawa-jump

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