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2016 Writer’s Digest Conference Recap

August 16, 2016 | Robert Lee Brewer

A few weeks ago, I mentioned that I'd be speaking at the annual Writer's Digest Conference in New York City in a post that included some tips for attending writing conferences. I have to say it was a whirlwind type of weekend that included a lot of traveling, speaking, connecting, eating, and--I'm not sure how in retrospect--even some new writing. So ...

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2017 Writer’s Market and Writer’s Market Deluxe Edition

August 11, 2016 | Robert Lee Brewer

The time has come to update your copies of Writer’s Market and Writer’s Market Deluxe Edition. This will be my 17th edition with the series, and I’m confident this version is both the latest and the greatest yet. Writer’s Market … More »


The Importance of Being Different for Writers

August 2, 2016 | Robert Lee Brewer

Being different can sometimes be a liability–something that sets a person apart from others and may even result in ridicule or exclusion. However, being different or unique is really a strength for most freelance writers. Being Different in Where to … More »

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How to Rock a Writer’s Conference

July 27, 2016 | Robert Lee Brewer

In a couple weeks, I’ll be speaking at the Writer’s Digest Annual Conference in New York City. It will mark my sixth appearance at a Writer’s Digest Conference, and they’re always so much fun and filled with success stories. In … More »


How to Talk to a Literary Agent with Carly Watters – Episode 6

July 22, 2016 | BrianKlems

Robert Lee Brewer and Brian A. Klems share tips and funny encounters with literary agents (1:00), important advice for entering writing contests (11:30), and discuss how to approach an agent (and more) with literary agent Carly Watters (14:00). To listen to current and past episodes on … More »

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Oprah Book Club’s First Author Gives Writing & Publishing Advice – Episode 5

June 17, 2016 | BrianKlems

Robert Lee Brewer and Brian A. Klems discuss what books would be in their book clubs (1:00), writing in different points of view (7:05), what to consider when negotiating with publishers (11:25), and talk writing with the first Oprah Book Club author, Jacquelyn … More »


How to Start Freelance Writing with Zachary Petit – Episode 4

May 16, 2016 | BrianKlems

Robert Lee Brewer and Brian A. Klems explain how to deal with rejection (8:50), discuss how to create and maintain a successful blog (11:15) and talk specifically about how to land freelance writing assignments (especially when just starting out) with … More »

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I found my first clients on Elance. I registered with them in January 2005 and started bidding on projects. The next day I was assigned a 500-word article on Chinese fabric, which I was paid Elance’s minimum fee of $50 … More »

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