July 31, 2019
When you want learn how to become a freelance writer, it’s helpful to have a variety of resources at your fingertips.
In the 13-plust years I’ve been freelance writing, 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, and attended networking events offered by Freelancer’s Union.
To supplement those lessons I learned on how to be a freelance writer over the years, I enjoy reading about 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 six figures 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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