Writing For Pay Ep. 012 Show Notes

By | June 14, 2008

Christa Terry is the writer and editor of the bridal blog Manolo For The Brides. Her book iDo: Planning Your Wedding with Nothing But ‘Net is out in bookstores now.

  • From blogger to book author
  • Finding a niche and pitching the concept
  • Who owns the information in Christa’s head?
  • Winning over skeptical editors with statistic
  • Writing a book under a tight deadline: tears and Tofurkey for Thanksgiving
  • The publishing world can be a warm and nurturing place
  • Christa’s next project: writing books and building a brand
  • Advice #1: Value what you do and make people pay you for it.
  • Advice #2: Bloggers – building a following online is all about interacting with your readers.
  • Advice #3: Journalists – don’t expect to make big bucks doing glamorous work. Expand your repertoire by taking other gigs.
  • Advice #4: You don’t have to be a freelance magazine writer to be a “real writer”. That world is very stressful and takes a very specific kind of person to do it.
  • Christa’s book “iDo” did indeed come out on June 10th, but this episode was unfortunately delayed. Go buy it, wedding planners!

Christa’s book:
iDo: Planning Your Wedding with Nothing But ‘Net

Christa’s blogs:


Christa recommends:
The Everything Guide To Writing A Book Proposal

Music by Morgansorange