Department of Journalism, University of Queensland.
Economic survival based on freelance writng is nearly as difficult as getting a novel published, yet in both cases there is no shortage of people seeking to turn their prose into cash. Based on the number of mainstream advertisements inviting would-be freelancers to enrol in writing courses one might think there is an enormous unfilled demand for unsolicited feature stories across Australia. The interest in writing for dollars is reflected in Write to Publish, a “how to” guide covering most of the fundamentals for the rookie freelancer. Written by Victorian-based professional writing teachers Vin Maskell and Gina Perry, it represents an effective primer on feature writing for newspapers and magazines as well as corporate and community publications.