Mind My Own Business
September 13, 2011 5:17 AM Subscribe
Looking for good books about the business of freelance writing.
posted by crazylegs to Work & Money (3 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
I've been growing words down on the content farm for over a year now. It pays pretty well actually, because I can crank 'em out, but my brain is turning to mush.
Therefore, I'm taking the leap to get more serious about being a real freelance writer, i.e. finding my own work, getting published on actual paper, etc.
I've built up a huge mental block against the business side of this gig, and I need a good book to guide me through it. Something that covers record keeping, finances, billing clients, and dealing with taxes.
Something that focuses on Canada would be ideal.
Websites would be useful too if you know of a good one, but I'm really looking for a good, comprehensive book, written by someone who knows what they're talking about. Not one of those "U Ken Be a Riter!!" books.