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Get Paid to Write

Imagine … seeing a book you've written on display at a local bookstore … flipping through the pages of your favorite magazine to find an article written by you … reading your poetry in a respected publication … noticing your name in the credits of a movie or television show … watching a performance of a play you've written … or finding your personal essay in a popular book.

About a Career as a Published Writer

While a fortunate few writers can become bestselling authors earning millions of dollars a year from their writing, it is possible to enjoy success as a published writer in many other ways.

You may dream of reading glowing reviews of your writing, signing books for readers eager to meet you, having your family and friends see your work in print, depositing checks you've earned for your writing, or enjoying some of the other perks that come with being a published writer.

As long as you have the desire, you can become a published writer – no matter how young or old you are.

Guide to Become a Published Writer

If you would like to be paid to write, the FabJob Guide to Become a Published Writer is for you! In this e-book you will discover how you can get published. Whether you are a novice, or have already been paid for your writing, this guide will give you valuable information to make publishing your writing both easier and more profitable.

See a free sample of Become a Published Writer

The guide was written and compiled by Sheila Seifert, who has over 1,000 sales as a freelance writer (fiction, nonfiction, poetry, etc.) As a university instructor, she has taught creative writing, composition, and magazine writing, and is a sought-after speaker for writers' conferences. In this guide she shares with you her own experiences as well as insider tips and expert advice from hundreds of successful writers, writing teachers, and editors.

This guide does not go into detail about the mechanics of selling your writing, because it includes links to excellent resources on manuscript formats, proposal examples, etc. Instead, this guide focuses on helping you develop the skills and traits needed to become a successful published writer, through professional advice and practical exercises.

The guide covers topics of vital importance to anyone who wants to achieve greater success as a published writer, including:

Getting Ready

  • Motivating yourself to write
  • Overcoming writer's block
  • Techniques for getting ideas
  • Developing your creativity
  • Writing a first draft
  • Finding your voice

Developing Your Skills in Different Genres

  • Poetry
    • An introduction to writing poetry
    • Expressing emotions
    • Images in poetry
    • Rhythm and meter
    • Revision techniques
  • Fiction
    • Creating characters
    • Developing plots
    • Conflict, tension, and suspense
    • Point of view
    • Storytelling techniques
    • Writing dialogue
  • Nonfiction and Other Genres
    • Magazine articles
    • Business writing
    • True-to-life or as-told-to stories
    • Personal essays
    • Screenwriting
    • Playwriting

Advice for All Genres

  • Doing research
  • Using humor
  • Choosing a title
  • Interviewing subjects
  • Collaborating (co-authoring or ghostwriting)
  • Editing your manuscript

Writing as a Business

  • Finding your niche
  • Working with editors and agents
  • The publishing industry
  • What to include in a proposal or synopsis
  • Overcoming rejection
  • Marketing yourself
  • Plus much more!


How to Get the Published Writer Guide


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