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What Sets The Well-Fed Writer apart?
With the countless "how-to" writing guides flooding the market, you might be tempted to dismiss the The Well-Fed Writer as just a one more addition to the growing pile. Not so fast… What makes it different?

Focus on High-Income "Commercial" Writing
Most writing books either concentrate on the craft of writing or discuss arenas of freelancing with dubious and unpredictable financial potential (i.e., magazine article writing, novels, children's books, etc.) The Well-Fed Writer focuses on the lucrative and surprisingly accessible arena of commercial writing - freelancing for Corporate America - where hourly rates range from $50-125+ and 10+ years of corporate downsizing has created more opportunities than ever before.

While TWFW avoids romanticizing the field (while many commercial projects are fun, interesting and creatively rich, there IS more fulfilling writing out there), it doesn’t apologize for its emphasis on writing that makes money - good, steady money - an often off-limits subject in the eyes of those who would preserve the artistic "purity" of writing.

Exhaustive Detail
Building a business requires more than general concepts; it demands detail. Feedback from readers and reviewers says it all: "…answers every conceivable question…everything you need to know to start a business…leaves no stone unturned…doesn't just tease and promise but delivers all the nitty-gritty business-building detail…" This book isn’t theoretical in its approach; TWFW chronicles every step I took in building my own successful commercial writing business to financial self-sufficiency in under four months. In addition, it includes robust marketing sections, chapters on building the business part-time, in smaller markets and in unusual niches and filled with firsthand accounts from commercial writers across the spectrum.  

Lighthearted, Engaging Style
This book isn’t a dry read. With a fun, humorous, irreverent style, it book keeps readers entertained…and reading.

Award-Winning Books
All three Well-Fed Writer titles have either won awards or were finalists in their category. The most recent 2010 updated edition of TWFW has garnered THREE awards and is a finalist for a fourth. See the full accolade roster below. 

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I sincerely appreciate your taking the time to explore my site. I am confident that it can be an extremely valuable resource for your readers, viewers and listeners. At left you'll find many of the tools you need to help make your job easier. Please let me know if I can provide anything else!

 

Peter Bowerman

peter@wellfedwriter.com

 

 

BOOK MILESTONES

The Well-Fed Writer (released August 2000)

Writer's Digest Book Club selection - July 2000 (second best-selling Featured Alternate in more than two years)

Book-of-the-Month Club selection - Winter/Spring 2001

Quality Paperback Book Club selection- Spring 2001

• Second-place winner in ForeWord magazine's 2000 Book of the Year Awards (Career category)

• Finalist in the Publisher's Marketing Association 2000 Ben Franklin Awards (Best First Book)

• Honorable Mention in the 2000 Writer's Digest National Self-Published Book Awards
   

TWFW: Back For Seconds (released 2005)

• Writer's Digest Book Club selection – 2005

 

The Well-Fed Writer - Updated 2010 Edition

• Winner (First Place): INDIE Awards (Writing/Publishing)

• Winner (Second Place): IPPY Awards (Writing/Publishing)

• Winner (Second Place): Axiom Business Book Awards (Reference) 

• Winner (Second Place): ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Awards
 

  
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TV INTERVIEW VIDEO CLIP

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SAMPLE RADIO INTERVIEW

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Interested in having me appear on your show? Reach me at:
Phone: 770/438-7200
Fax: 815-366-1160
E-mail: peter@wellfedwriter.com

I look forward to hearing from you!

ONLINE PUBLICITY

Because I see my book as more of a “niche” offering, I have focused on web-based promotion efforts and less of mainstream media. Check out a partial list of the many links to Well-Fed Writer reviews, articles, interviews, listings and more on the World Wide Web (I've been busy!)


MEDIA ARTICLES

Denver Post article - March 21, 2001
Nashville City Paper article - March 13, 2001
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution newspaper article - Aug. 30, 2000
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Love to write but hate to starve? Peter Bowerman, author of The Well-Fed Writer, the award-winning “standard” on lucrative commercial freelancing (writing for business entities at hourly rates of $50-125+) has released his companion volume, TWFW: Back For Seconds. Buyers who purchase either book through his site (www.wellfedwriter.com) get free shipping and some nice free e-book bonuses. Check it out!


Attn: Aspiring Writers! Want to turn your love in your living? Peter Bowerman, author of The Well-Fed Writer, the award-winning “standard” on lucrative commercial freelancing (writing for business entities at hourly rates of $50-125+), has released his companion volume (95% new content), TWFW: Back For Seconds. Buyers who purchase either book through his site (www.wellfedwriter.com) get both FREE shipping and a FREE e-book bonus.


Attn: Writers! Love being a writer but could use a raise? Peter Bowerman, author of The Well-Fed Writer, the award-winning “standard” on lucrative commercial freelancing (writing for business entities at hourly rates of $50-125+), has released his companion volume (95% new content), TWFW: Back For Seconds. Buyers who purchase either book through his site (www.wellfedwriter.com) get both FREE shipping and a FREE e-book bonus.


Attn: Moms! Love to write? Looking for a flexible, lucrative sideline income? Peter Bowerman, author of The Well-Fed Writer, the award-winning “standard” on lucrative commercial freelancing (writing for business entities at hourly rates of $50-125+), has released his companion volume (95% new content), TWFW: Back For Seconds. Buyers who purchase either book through his site (www.wellfedwriter.com) get both FREE shipping and a FREE e-book bonus.


Attn: Rat-racers! Love to write? Desperate to leave the grind and do your own thing? Peter Bowerman, author of The Well-Fed Writer, the award-winning “standard” on lucrative commercial freelancing (writing for business entities at hourly rates of $50-125+) has released his companion volume (95% new content), TWFW: Back For Seconds. Buyers who purchase either book through his site (www.wellfedwriter.com) get both FREE shipping and a FREE e-book bonus.

 

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