Since becoming a freelance writer, I am always on the lookout for helpful suggestions about writing and freelance marketing opportunities. Writer's Digest magazine is always an enjoyable resource. I recently purchased the Writer's Digest Writer's Yearbook 2009 special issue, and found it to be quite interesting. Along with useful articles about financial writing concerns, obtaining an agent, and creating a web site, I especially enjoyed the articles entitled, "101 Best Web Sites for Writers" and "Top 100 Markets for Magazine and Book Writers." My chief complaint is that several of the best money-making web sites were not sited. However, I did find some interesting web sites to check into.
There was also an interesting article called, "Publish Your First Book After 50" and since I qualify for that one, I was encouraged by the advice given. Also featured was a great article about how religion and faith has become a very hot topic in publishing, particularly since 9/11.
But my favorite article was about how to support yourself as a freelance writer. It was written by a woman, whose husband had shelled out a lot of money, in order to enable her to call herself a writer. She shared honestly, how one day he finally said "enough."She had some great practical advice, as well as philosophical suggestions for supporting yourself as a freelancer.
It never hurts to read, read, read if you want to be a writer--especially articles by people who are writing as a career. So pick up a copy of Writer's Digest Writer's Yearbook 2009 for some great tips.