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The Renegade Writer
by Linda Formichelli and Diana Burrell
Marion Street Press, Inc.
206 pp


Freelancers, Linda Formichelli and Diana Burrell, make a handsome living writing for magazines. But how? By breaking certain rules, that's how. In The Renegade Writer, Formichelli and Burrell discuss—in a humorous, easy-going manner—which rules are safe to break and why. (Throughout my career I've broken several of the "rules" mentioned in this book, resulting in more assignments and more money!)

The Renegade Writer exposes the truth behind myths such as:

  • keeping queries to one page

  • always sending a SASE

  • never negotiating a contract

  • the starving writer mentality

  • always sending a perfect query

These are just a few of the many myths addressed in The Renegade Writer. I highly recommend this book to any writer desiring to write for national glossies or trade magazines.

Excerpt:
"Maybe you've already landed assignments, but you can't crack the better-paying magazines. Or maybe you're sick of the feast-or-famine lifestyle of the typical writer. It could be that you're limiting your prospects, not doing the right type of research, or missing out on marketing opportunities. We debunk the common myths that keep you from getting what you want—and what you deserve—from your writing."
 

Buy Renegade Writer

Table of Contents:

Acknowledgement
Introduction

Chapter 1: Breaking in by Breaking Rules
Even New Freelancers Can Be Renegades
 

Chapter 2: Cranking Up the Idea Factory
Bold Thinking Leads To Countless Ideas
 
Chapter 3: No-Fear Querying
Now Turn Those Ideas Into Assignments
 

Chapter 4: Signing on the Dotted Line
Renegades Get Fatter, Fairer, Safer Contracts
 

Chapter 5: Mining For Information
A Little Digging Can Turn Up Info Gold
 

Chapter 6: Talking the Talk
Renegade Interviews Get The Story, And Then Some
 
Chapter 7: Putting Pen to Paper
Yes, Renegade Writers Even Break Grammar Rules!

Chapter 8: Getting the Green
Don't Be Shy When It Comes Time To Collect
 
Chapter 9: The Renegade Attitude
Your Success Often Depends On Your Mindset
 

Chapter 10: Thriving, Not Just Surviving
Don't Settle For Anything Less Than Reaching The Top

Appendices
Books for Freelance Writers
Writers' Guidelines
Generating Ideas
Signing Contracts
Finding Sources/Doing Research
Transcription Services
Getting Paid
Conferences
Media News
Job Boards
Services for Freelancers
Virtual Watercoolers
About Our Sources

Index

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