Write From Home

Home  Busy Freelancer  Bookstore 

2003, 2004, 2005 & 2006: Named one of the 101 best Web sites for writers by Writers Digest Magazine.

Selected by Bella Life Books as one of the top ten lists for writers in the "10 Top 10 Lists for Writers."

Boost Your Income by Writing for Trade Magazines!

This site best viewed using Internet Explorer at 1024 x 768 resolution.)



About Write From Home

Contributing Writers & Columnists

Reprint Policy

Privacy Policy

Write From Home
Kim Wilson
P.O. Box 4145
Hamilton, NJ 08610

E-mail: kim @ writefromhome.com

Featured Book of the Month

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.

Buy the book!

Table of Contents:


Chapter 1: Prerequisites to Writing as a Career
Writing ability, Knowledge of Subject, Command of the Craft & Tools, Business Acumen, Professionalism, Experience, Attitude & Other Intangibles

Chapter 2: What It's Really Like
Working at Home, Dealing with Ups & Downs, The Writing Life

Chapter 3: Self-Management Tools for the Writer
Organizing Projects, Keeping Records, Tracking Submissions, Time Management, Project Management, Deadlines, Workload, When to Write, Where & What to Write, Goals & Measure of Progress
Chapter 4: Getting Yourself to Write
Finding Time, Controlling Interruptions, Avoiding Self-Distractions, Writer's Block, Dealing with Rejection, Motivational Techniques, Discipline, Relaxation Techniques

Chapter 5: Are You Ready?
Six factors of Readiness (Skills, Experience, Professionalism, Finances, Personal Situation, Attitude), Self-Scouring Readiness Test

Chapter 6:
Financial Planning for Writers
Household Budgets, Income Projections, Preparing for Rainy Days, Trimming Expenses, Establishing Credit, Back-Up Plans

Chapter 7: Making the Break
Decision or Delusion?, Decision-Making with a Spouse or Partner, Seeking Advice, Telling Your Boss, Leaving Your Job, Setting Up New Business Accounts, Taxes for the Self-Employed Writer, My Own Story

Chapter 8: Marketing Tips & Techniques
Scheduling Time, Identifying Markets, Web Research, Print Resources, Publisher News, Bookstores as Resources, Studying Magazines, Studying Book Publishers, Market List Directories, Networking, Writer Gatherings

Chapter 9: Relationships with Agents & Editors
Do You Need an Agent?, What an Agent Does, Q&A on Agents, Finding an Agent, Connecting with Editors, Planning Meetings

Chapter 10: Sources of Extra Income
Teaching Writing Courses, Speaking Engagements, Reviewing Manuscripts, Freelance Editing, Consulting in Your Field, Writing for Ad Agencies & Corporations, Part-Time Jobs

Chapter 11: On Persistence
Realistic Assessment of Your Situation, What to Track, Considering Whether to Quit, Contentment & Job Satisfaction


Appendix A: Resources for Writers

Appendix B: Suggested Reading


How to Become a Fulltime Freelance Writer


 Buy the book!









Free Mini E-Course Download PDF
Writing For Profit: Break Into Magazines
by Cheryl Wright



Article Library

Off the Page

Life of a Writer Mom

Dabbling for Dollars

Interviews with Authors & Writers

Copywriting, Marketing, PR & General Business

The Writing Trade





Writing For Children

Writing With Children

Taxes & Freelancers              
Great Magazines For Writers

magazine cover


Subscribe to
Writer's Digest magazine!

magazine cover
Subscribe to The Writer magazine  

New to freelance writing?

Read this informative article.

Read Glossary of Writing Terms

Authors Area

Agents & Publishers

Book Marketing


(Electronic & Print)



Associations & Organizations

Job Boards & Guideline Databases

Research & Reference


Author &

Writer Web Sites

Writing Sites

Copyright © 2001-2013 Kim Wilson/Kim Wilson Creative Services.