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This week’s show is about how to get that green stuff: money. Most of us are familiar with the usual sources—publishing contracts, magazine gigs, selling a script to Hollywood. But there are other ways of making money writing.

C. Hope Clark is editor and founder of and author of The Shy Writer: The Introvert’s Guide to Writing Success. What started out as helping a few writing friends, evolved into a newsletter and ebook business online that serves 17,000 writers each week. Hope has 25 years in federal service in lending, grants, and personnel management and uses this background often in her work advising other writers.

In this exciting interview, Hope reveals:

  • What grants and fellowships are
  • Who awards grants and fellowships
  • How to increase your chances of getting a grant
  • Why you should contact your local community foundation
  • What some of the lesser-known markets for writing are and how to find out about them
  • How you can maximize your earnings as a writer
  • How to write a foolproof query letter.

Interviewee: C. Hope Clark
Host: Paula B
Date: May 8, 2006
Running time: 57:05 minutes
File size: 45 megabytes
Rating: G
Hope Clark’s Web sites:Funds for Writers; The Shy Writer

2 Responses to “Podcast: Funds for Writers”

  1. JTennant Says:

    Wow! Once again the Writing Show has nailed it. I found the interview with C. Hope Clark and her Fundsforwriters site so informative that, unable to sleep because of all the great ideas swirling around in my head after listening to what she had to say, I got out of bed at 3 a.m. and went to my computer to sign up for the Total Newsletter package.
    It was wonderful to hear from someone who truly seems to understand the financial struggles most writers go through, and had practical advice to offer.
    I can’t wait to receive my first newsletter and begin putting it to practical use.
    Thanks again, Paula.

  2. Administrator Says:

    Oh, I’m so excited, J! So glad you’re finding Hope’s program useful and inspirational. Let us know when you get your first grant.

    Paula B.