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Writer's Digest Weekly Planner

With new story ideas to remember, deadlines to meet, and submissions to track, writers have a lot to juggle. The Writer's Digest Weekly Planner will keep your entire writing life organized and portable, all year long.
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Writer's Digest Weekly Planner
by the editors of Writer's Digest
Writer’s Digest Books, 2008
ISBN: 978-1-58297-553-5
$14.99 spiral-bound hardcover with interior pockets and elastic closure, 256 pages

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The Writer’s Digest Weekly Planner keeps your entire writing life organized and portable, all year long with features like:

  • A structured yet flexible week-by-week format for keeping track of goals, accomplishments, and ideas
  • A submission tracker, payment and expense tracker, a glossary of publishing terms, and more
  • Information on topics like taxes, copyright, and working with an editor, as well as seven sample query letters

With the Writer’s Digest Weekly Planner, you can spend less time getting organized and more time writing and selling your work!

Table of Contents
North American Dialing Codes
U.S. Postage Rates
Business Basics: Taxes, Rights & Fair Use
First Quarter Weeks
A Freelancer's Guide to Working With an Editor
Second Quarter Weeks
Understanding Rejection
Third Quarter Weeks
Sample Query and Cover Letters
Fourth Quarter Weeks
Submission Tracker
Expense Tracker/Earnings Tracker
Publishers & Their Imprints
Glossary of Publishing Terms

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