Writer Mama, How To Raise A Writing Career Alongside Your Kids By Christina Katz

November 19, 2013

Writer Mama, How to Raise a Writing Career Alongside Your Kids by Christina Katz

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Katz’ book walks a perfect line: encouraging and guiding, pushing just a little in the right direction — just like a Mama! — followed by concrete research, tried methods and honest resources for the newbie Writer Mama to feel empowered enough to go out on her own. ~ Kara Garrod in an October 2011 Amazon review

Published: March 2007
Publisher: Writer’s Digest Books
Reviews: Over 70 reviews on Amazon for an overall ranking of five stars!

Children change your life, but they don’t necessarily have to end your career!

As a mom, you want to spend as much time with your children as possible. But you’d also like to make some money doing something you enjoy. How do you get the best of both worlds? Writer Mama by experienced freelancer Christina Katz tells you how. You can start a stay-at-home freelance writing career tailored to fit your family and lifestyle.

Writer Mama will answer all your questions about how to get started, in realistic, easy-to-follow steps. While conversational and easy-to-read, this book also does a lot of hard work for you. It gives you practical advice and exercises that help you get started in a matter of weeks. You’ll get tips on how to:

  • begin with the easiest routes to publication for moms
  • network with other writer mamas, editors, and agents
  • write cover letters and queries
  • choose your own writing specialty
  • create a web presence
  • set up a home office
  • make time for yourself, your kids, and your writing

You’ll love the short chapters, sidebars, and exercises that let you get the information you need in small doses that fit into your busy schedule. Plus this book was written to grow with you. Once you master the skills of being an article writer, it teaches you how to pitch a nonfiction book idea and explore other areas of writing.

So if you want to get started writing for publication, let writer mama Christina Katz help. If she and countless other moms can do it, so can you!


Audio of the introduction from Writer Mama: “A Pep Talk”

Writer Mama is available at fine booksellers everywhere, including:


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Reviewers Are Buzzing About Writer Mama:

I have read Writer Mama from cover to cover and gone back over certain parts multiple times. I believe that my life changed the day I walked out of the bookstore with that book in my hand.  ~  Julie S.

Hands down, a treasure!  ~ Allena Tapia, About.com

As opposed to most books out there about writing that are intimidating and overwhelming, Ms. Katz’s tone is warm and helpful. She shows you how to get published even though you don’t have a newspaper column that 300,000 people read every week or a marriage to a famous celebrity.  ~ Genevieve Ferraro in an Amazon review

I picked up this book and haven’t been able to put it down.  ~ Opal Tribble, Addicted to Writing blog


[Writer Mama is] a great read especially if you’d like to stay home after your baby is born and establish a paid writing career.  ~ Black Pregnancy Blog

Christina Katz’s Writer Mama: How to Raise a Writing Career Alongside Your Kids is a brilliant book for all new writers – whether they are mothers or not.  ~ Chryselle Silva, Reading and Writing Lounge blog

Writer Mama is a solid, sensible guide that is sure to help any woman who wants to pursue a professional writing career while raising her children.  ~ Eric Maisel, author of Creativity for Life

What a find! Writer Mama is a must for any woman beginning a freelance career.  ~ Barbara DeMarco-Barrett, author of Pen On Fire

Year’s ago I read Writer Mama. I was a mama. I wanted to be a writer and had been practicing writing for years but I was flailing about on the business side of it. I underlined that book. Marked sections with post-it tabs. I return to it again and again. Writer Mama helped me to develop a linear method, while still allowing for circular inspiration. Most helpful was pinpointing exactly what topics I want to write about. In the past year, I’ve declined a few full-time writing offers because they were not the topics I know I want to write about. I now write for local magazines and I just began writing two columns regularly (on the exact topics I love). I am also negotiating a book contract. I am at the beginning stages of developing local writing classes for other expat moms. Clarity of thought and intention is powerful. Thank you for the part you played in that. ~ Christine Gerber Rutt

* Cover Design for Writer Mama by Claudean Wheeler

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