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The Essential Freelance Writer's Guide for 2014: Everything you need to know to get started today. Kindle Edition
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If you read the author's blog, you'll notice that she always says how she's writing thousands of words everyday "...they had continually accepted my fast, off-the-cuff and honestly somewhat generic content." - and that quality is not important to her. This publication is no exception. It's very low quality. It reads like something that was scrapped together in hopes that people will pay even just a dollar for it.
Positive reviews are from those who the author has exchanged positive reviews with - not genuine readers. A blog post asking for review exchanges is also published on her blog. It really doesn't contain any advice on how to become a good freelance writer, it contains advice on how to write for clients that want the cheapest possible content.
There are great freelance writing guides out there, Linda Formichelli's a good place to start and will tell you how to write well even if you're not already a writer.
The quality and quantity of information packed into this book really does qualify it as "essential"; that alone is a rarity and a gem of one at that. Her tone is friendly and encouraging, but like a TRUE friend, she is not shy to point out the many pitfalls, stumbling blocks, and hurdles to successfully launching and sustaining a freelance writing career; and even if you KNOW you have thought of them all - you're wrong. And if you were unknowingly wearing the faintest of rose-tinged glasses while thinking about going into this career, they will gently be removed and replaced with clear magnifying glasses. If you love to write but lack a knack for business, or if concepts like self-promotion and author branding leave you feeling daunted, queasy, or just blinking into the light, then you need to read this book. As many reviewers have noted, the author's annotated resource list alone makes this book invaluable; but please do not skip or skim over the first 90% of the book - in which the author offers the aspiring writer a mountain of mundane yet crucially important considerations that, depending upon how honest and realistic you are with yourself, can significantly influence how palatable that last portion of the book is to you.
Thank you so much, Ms. Inouye. May you never receive a penny in your thirty-seven cents.