10 books for freelance writers to binge this summer

Everyone knows that there are two things you have to do to be a good writer: 1) write a lot, and 2) read a lot. But what if you want to turn this hobby into a living? How do you make a name for yourself, build connections in your preferred industry, learn to write in a certain tone, and create killer pitches that will land you more writing gigs?

Before we get ahead of ourselves, let’s go back to the two things a writer needs to do: 1) write a lot, and 2) read a lot. Besides writing enough to have strong representative material for your portfolio, you need to read. But you can’t just read the hot new reads of the season; you need to read books that are relevant to your career.

There are plenty of business books out there about freelance writing, but it’s tough to decide which ones are worth your time. We’ve listed a few choice selections to help you this summer. Whether you’re heading out to the beach, park, or pool, be sure to pack a few of these must-read books for freelance writers to enjoy while basking in the sunshine.

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There you have it: 10 titles to help and inspire you to succeed as a freelance writer. So while you’re lounging in the sun, with some iced tea by your side, you can enjoy the fine weather and improve your freelance game. Win-win.

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