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Writer Mama

How to Raise a Writing Career Alongside Your Kids

Christina Katz


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Children change your life, but they don't necessarily have to end your career

As a mom, you want to spend as much time with your children as possible. But you'd also like to make some money doing something you enjoy. How do you get the best of both worlds? "Writer Mama" by experienced freelancer Christina Katz tells you how. You can start a stay-at-home freelance writing career tailored to fit your family and lifestyle.

"Writer Mama" will answer all your questions about how to get started, in realistic, easy-to-follow steps. While conversational and easy-to-read, this book also does a lot of hard work for you. It gives you practical advice and exercises that help you get started in a matter of weeks. You'll get tips on how to:

  • begin with the easiest routes to publication for moms
  • network with other writer mamas, editors, and agents
  • write cover letters and queries
  • choose your own writing specialty
  • create a web presence
  • set up a home office
  • make time for yourself, your kids, and your writing
You'll love the short chapters, sidebars, and exercises that let you get the information you need in small doses that fit into your busy schedule. Plus this book was written to grow with you. Once you master the skills of being an article writer, it teaches you how to pitch a nonfiction book idea and explore other areas of writing.

So if you want to get started writing for publication, let writer mama Christina Katz help. If she and countless other moms can do it, so can you

Writer's Digest Books, 9781582974415, 296pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2007

About the Author

Christina Katz is a freelance writer and mom based in Portland, Oregon. In September 2004, she was interviewed by Diane Sawyer on "Good Morning America" for her article "The Art of Making Time for Yourself." Sawyer hailed the article as one of the most popular articles on the Internet. As the editor/publisher of the 3-year-old subscriber-based "Writers on the Rise" e-newsletter, Christina is widely networked in the writer e-zine community, with editors of the largest subscriber-based e-zines.