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The Successful Writer's Handbook

by Patricia L. Fry

Patricia L. Fry has been a professional writer for 30 years. In "The Successful Writer's Handbook" not only does she share what she has learned to teach you how to sell your writing, but she also shares some wonderful information not often found in books for writers.

"The Successful Writer's Handbook" contains excellent material on selling your work such as queries, article ideas, book proposals, self-publishing, photography, and interviewing. What I enjoy best about "The Successful Writer's Handbook," however, is that Patricia doesn't assume we have all mastered the mechanics of writing. She includes such basics as how to write a good magazine article, and even goes into detail about how to write a good beginning, middle, and end. She also outlines a step-by-step plan on how to become a professional writer by approaching it as job hunting, even including web sites where you can post your resume as a writer.

Another unique facet of this book is that she emphasizes balance between writing and other activities such as family activities and hobbies, urging writers to schedule time for them so they are not put off.

Other topics included, which are typically not found in books for writers, are what to strive for when posing for your publicity photo, what your web site should include, and how to take better care of yourself.

"The Successful Writer's Handbook" contains wonderful information for all writers, whether brand new or seasoned. To order "The Successful Writer's Handbook," go to

The Successful Writer's Handbook

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