John Lynch

John LynchFreelancing to Pay the Bills

Very few writers make a living from fiction. You can carry on with the day job and write in your spare time or — if you’re good enough — you can pay the bills from your earnings as a freelance writer. A writer who does just that tells you how.

Format: Blog Post


Aspiring freelance writers will learn

  • What works;
  • What doesn’t work;
  • Why they work/don’t work;
  • How to get on the gravy train and how to stay there.


John Lynch has been writing since he was 10 years old and carried on doing it during a career of more than 40 years in international sales. He made a breakthrough in 1989 when:

  • His first book was published (by a traditional publisher);
  • He sold his first short story to the BBC for what was then Morning Story (you can listen to it on his blog here:; and
  • He sold his first freelance article (to Good Housekeeping Magazine).

As an indie, he has published three novels in the last three years, with two more due out this year; he also freelances enough that he covers every household bill from his freelance earnings. His latest book is How To Make Money As A Freelance Writer.


Facebook: jlynchauthor

Twitter: @jlynchauthor

Email: [email protected]


John is offering three copies of How To Make Money As A Freelance Writer in paperback format, and anyone who doesn’t win can buy the book for £5 instead of £7, free postage wherever in the world they may be, until 21st May.

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