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Newbies: Finding Work And Locating Resources

Here’s hoping that everyone had a great Thanksgiving holiday! I thought I’d post a link to an article that gives some great websites to check out–both for writing advice–and for paying jobs. This is particularly geared for newer writers. I didn’t double-check all the links, so there may be some old ones on there, but I saw some that are really good, so I thought I’d pass it on….

Resource for Writers: Absolute Write


Absolute Write is one of my favorite writing resources–I post regularly on their forums and I have had many a question answered there. I began going there when I was a newbie and it was like finding a great secret! The atmosphere is friendly and there are places for all different kinds of writers, as well as a mound of posts that those new to the field can sift through to begin learning the business. A highly recommended site, the “AW” has all different levels covered, and is a perfect spot to vent, post a grammar question or just hang out with fellow writers. Look for me on the boards–I’m “Cate.”

Make a Real Living as a Freelance Writer

jenna-glatzer-book1.jpgIf you want one good book on freelancing and you are just starting out, Make a Real Living as a Freelance Writer by Jenna Glatzer is definitely it. Jenna walks through the query process, tells some juicy insider secrets and teaches those who are just starting out a ton about the business of writing. She has penned many an article including credits in Woman’s World, Woman’s Own, and Prevention. Glatzer is a contributing editor at Writer’s Digest and has written several books including an authorized biography of Celine Dion.

There is a lot of information out there for the new freelancer, but you have to dig around in writing forums, magazine articles and books to find it–and it’s very time consuming. It can be difficult at first to tell the good advice from the bad. Glatzer’s book is a good starter resource that can help answer those “newbie” questions all in one place. Jenna has eaned herself the moniker “The Writer’s Writer,” and one of her specialties is helping other writers learn the business. This book is the perfect example.

See Jenna Glatzer’s blog or take a look at her impressive list of titles at her official site