Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Book Review: The Well-Fed Writer

The Well-Fed Writer: Financial Self-Sufficiency as a Freelance Writer in Six Months or Less. Peter Bowerman. Fanove Publishing. 2000. 282 pages. $19.95. ISBN: 0-9670598-4-4.

Got to give kudos to this writer for sharing all he’s learned about how to make a living as a freelance writer. If you want to write professionally, this is the book to read. Commercial writing as a practical career not fiction which is a much tougher market. Way to augment fiction dreams and actually make money writing. He covers everything the commercial writer needs to know, from lifestyle to successful strategies to clients, writing samples, system to support the structure of the business, how much to charge, and delivers it all in an upbeat, if-I-can-do-it- you-can-do-it style. Lots of professional writers plug this book and for good reason. If there was ever a step-by-step guide to freelance writing, this book is it.

There are more resources at Or check out some web content sites, such as Associated Content, Suite 101, E-lance, ehow, and a ton of others. Willow Sidhe offers helpful information on her website about freelance writing online.