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Friday, July 18, 2014

Book Review: This Little Writer Went to Market


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By Lynda Lee Schab

Lynda has laid out certain paths fledgling writers would want to follow as they learn the craft of writing. She accomplishes this by giving brief overviews of different markets. She has also included recommended resources a new writer might check out online.
Included in her guidebook are sections pertaining to the Greeting Card industry. Ms. Schab includes web links to different companies. She also included a list of the various times a person would want to send a card.

Lynda gives her readers information on Anthologies that look for stories. She includes a list of websites where one could submit.

She directs her reader to Magazines, Christian, Regional, and Trade magazines. She cautions us that trade magazines are not traditionally sold on newsstands and are very technical. Lynda advises us to write what we know. She then includes a list of topics that in which a writer may have expertise, experience, knowledge, or interest.

Lynda gives information on Writer’s Guidelines. I find this part of her guidebook outstanding. She spells out certain things that new writers need to know before submit to any publishing venue. She includes examples of cover letters and queries. She gives three resources for markets, one of which is a paid subscription.

One section that a lot of younger writers might like is The Internet. She gives her readers an assortment of websites that hire freelance writers. She also cautions that there are some scams out there.

I would recommend this book to anyone who is beginning to write.


Lynda Lee Schab is in an online group to which I belong. I saw that the sight has an area where published writers can ask for people to review their books. I contacted her. All she asked of me was an honest, impartial review.


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10 comments:

  1. Thanks for making us aware of this new resource for writers. It sounds interesting. I'll keep it in mind for friends who are interested in writing.

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    1. Peggi: You're welcome. I intend to use it myself. She has the topics very well done.

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  2. What a wonderful review! Thank you so much. Thanks for the comment, Peggi. I appreciate you passing along the info and I hope it helps.

    :-)

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    1. It is a very good resource for writers at any stage of the craft,

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  3. Great review Cecelia. I am buying a copy on Amazon right now.

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    1. I'm sure you will benefit from it. I am looking forward to applying what Lynda says to my search for markets..

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    2. Thank you, Becky! I hope you find the guide helpful. Happy freelancing! :-)

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  4. I like the title Cecelia! That's where the journey gets serious :)

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    1. I do too, Marja. Lynda did a good job creating a catchy title.

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    2. Thanks, Marja. Many people ask which comes first: the title or the content. For me, it's almost always the title, and I love the process of coming up with a good one. Glad you like it!

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