Freelance Writing Guide by Christine Rice is written in a self-help book format, with the objective being helping other writers find a niche in the freelance writing world. The book isn’t very long, which works well for the topic, because there’s only so much you can say about becoming a freelance writer. The rest is up to the writer; practice, write, submission, repeat.
The chapters in the book are succinct, Rice’s writing style is very on point and direct, without using terms that might be over a first-time writer’s head. She’s obviously been in the world of freelance writing for some time, because her experience shows in being able to convey her ideas without getting lost or sounding convoluted.
It’s sort of a what to expect when you’re writing, in my opinion. She details out the process, but then also takes a turn and tells the readers what they can expect as they start to submit their works to different publications, whether it’s online at Yahoo or to a magazine. She deals with the idea of rejection, which all of us writers, I’m sure, have dealt with at some point, with grace and acceptance, and I’m confident this will help anyone reading this book deal a little better with that horrible word, “no” we will so often hear.
Rice lists several avenues in which to attempt to find a career in freelance writing, which is very useful and none of which should be difficult to get into, and in my opinion that will only build the reader’s confidence in their own ability to pursue this career path.
In conclusion, as far as self-help style of books go, I find this one five of five stars. It’s written very well, it’s the perfect length and it provides just enough information for the reader without drowning them in useless detail that they’ll end up learning for themselves anyway.
If you’re looking for a career in freelance writing, I highly suggest you pick up this book asap!
(reviewed the day of purchase)