Table of contents for Writer mama : how to raise a writing career alongside your kids / by Christina Katz.

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Dedication	v
Acknowledgments	v
Introduction	8
A Pep Talk	8
1 	16
Accumulate Ideas	16
Joining the Conversation	17
Writing Is a Response	18
Mama, Meet the Zeitgeist	19
Take a Closer Look at What You Read	28
Examine Your Roles	29
3 	37
Tear Target Markets Apart	37
Market Research 101	38
4 	47
Digest the Guidelines	47
Strategies for Success	49
How to Find the Guidelines	51
D.I.Y. strategy for finding writer's guidelines	51
5 	56
Tackle the Clips Catch-22	56
Clipping Strategy	57
6 	68
Connect With Cover Letters	68
Write For Cover Letters	69
The Cover Letter Demystified	70
The Freelance Three-Step	73
7 	80
Tip Everyone Off	80
Brainstorm Some Tip Ideas	82
How to Submit Your Tips	83
Tip Clip Boards 	83
Develop Your Ideas	84
8 	90
List Your Way Into Print	90
9 	99
Satisfy Editorial Needs With Fillers	99
10 	109
Show Readers How It's Done	109
How to Write How-To Articles	110
11 	119
Trumpet Your Personal Stories	119
Start With Anecdotes	120
Move Up to Short Essays	121
How to Develop Your Long Essay-Writing Skills	122
How to Find Essay Opportunities	124
12 	131
Become a Serial Specialist	131
What's a Specialist?	132
What's a Generalist?	132
Specialize Now, Generalize Later	133
13 	145
Prewrite Your Feature	145
Nineteen Ways into Your Material	146
14 	157
Draft Your Query	157
Getting Started	158
Assess Your Best Prospects	161
Writing the Query	162
15 	169
Plan for Query Success	169
Anatomy of a Strong Query	170
The Time Limit Option	183
Land Assignments in Four Months	184
Should You Query by E-Mail or Snail Mail?	186
16 	196
Go Get the Interviews	196
How to Conduct Short Interviews	197
17 	209
Negotiate Like a Barter Queen	209
What Am I Selling?	210
Work-for-Hire	213
To Sell or Not to Sell?	213
When in Doubt, Ask a Pro	215
Painless Ways to Get More Rights or Money	216
18 	222
Run With Your Assignment	222
Feature Writing Tips	223
19 	235
Wear All the Right Hats	235
The Accountant Hat	236
Other Freelancing Hats	240
20 	248
Establish Expertise in Your Field	248
What's an Expert?	249
But Don't Experts Need an Advanced Degree?	250
Why Do I Need to Be an Expert?	250
"Produce Yourself"	251
How Can You Develop an Area of Expertise?	253
How Do You Establish and Maintain Expert Status?	254
Why Can't I Just Write?	255
Today Expertise, Tomorrow Platform 	255
21 	263
Get Your Name Known	263
What's a Platform?	264
Sample Platforms of Successful Writer Mamas	265
Why Think Platform Now?	267
Tools for Getting Known	268
22 	275
Count Down Days to a Conference	275
Meet-and-Greet	277
Questions About Conferences Answered	279
23 	290
Pitch a Nonfiction Book Concept	290
Proposal or Concept?	291
Preparing Your Book Concept	292
What You Should Take to the Conference	293
There Is No End, Just More to Learn	300
2 	303
Recommended Reading	303
Index xx

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Housewives as authors.
Authorship.
Authorship -- Vocational guidance.