When you want learn how to become a freelance writer, it’s helpful to have a variety of resources at your fingertips.
I attended in-person classes offered by Ed2010.com as well as Mediabistro online and in person, took an online course offered by Inkwell Editorial on How to Create an Online Course, as well as attended networking events offered by Freelancer’s Union. But to supplement that, I enjoy reading about the subject of freelancing.
I’ve been reading and collecting a lot of freelance writing books, business books on how to get started with freelancing, how to make a six-figure income freelance writing (did it!), as well as how to write stories about my life (haven’t published those yet). This list also includes some journalism 101 gems from Rutgers, including Groping for Ethics & Journalism, The Associated Press Stylebook, and of course, The Elements of Style.
Here are a few of the freelance writing books I’ve found helpful when you’re getting started freelancing. (In no particular order.)
Thanks to these authors for their advice and inspiration!
Which freelance writing books do you find helpful and motivating?
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