1999 Writer’s Digest Books
ISBN 0-89879-872-8
Hardback $18.99 (CAN $28.99)

Smart, inspiring, and extremely funny, Write Where You Live will help you fulfill your aspirations of becoming a successful writer.

Homemaker/mother/wife/grandmother/ freelancer Elaine Fantle Shimberg combines practical writing instruction with her own enlightened experiences to give you the guidance you need to get started. Following her mantra, "Motivation! Confidence! Persistence!" you'll learn proven techniques for targeting the right markets, generating contracts, winning assignments, and making money.

She also address the personal challenge associated with freelancing, so you can balance the demands of home and family, remain positive and stay focused. She tackles writing issues, technology issues, and emotional issues to help you clear the way to success. You'll also learn how other home-based writers such as Sue Grafton and Judy Blume dealt with those challenges. As Shimberg points out, these and many other famous writers were once unknown and unpublished-if they can do it, so can you.

Even of you've never written professionally before, with Shimberg's advice and encouragement, you can start building a satisfying writing career right from your kitchen table.

"A terrific, entertaining and inspiring guide to the aspect of a writer's life that's both a great perk and a great challenge-writing at home." -Joseph Finder, best-selling author of High Crimes and The Zero Hour

"Short of sharpening your pencils, Elaine Fantle Shimberg has done everything else for the writer either already working at home or contemplating the job. Readable, good humored, and above all, replete with invaluable specifics, Write Where You Live belongs on every writer's shelf next to your dictionary, thesaurus and Bartlett's." -Katherine Hall Page, Agatha award-winning writer of the Faith Fairchild mystery series.

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