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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