Easy money for writers and wannabees is a short book (42 pages) but nonetheless it is a little gem. Numerous tips on how writers and aspiring writers can cut their teeth and at the same time, make money writing filler pieces for magazines.
The author, Maggie Cobbett, has an illustrated article, called Fulfilling Fillers, in Writing Magazine and has also run a workshop of the same name.
Maggie explains exactly what ‘fillers’ are and how to identify the publications where you can submit fillers (letters and small written pieces) — earning money or prizes for your work.
Using her own successful work as an example, the author shows the reader how varied the opportunities are.
The book offers a wealth of practical advice that is easy to implement; and is written in a humorous and down to earth way.
About the Author of the book
Born in Leeds, Maggie Cobbett ventured across the Pennines to study at the University of Manchester and then spent more years than she cares to remember teaching French, German and EFL in the UK and abroad. Now settled with her family and two ex-feral cats on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, Maggie takes inspiration for her writing from her surroundings, travels, family history and her work as a television background artist.