Robert Bly has been a professional writer since 1979 and a full-time freelance writer since 1982. He earns more than $600,000 a year from his writing and is a self-made multimillionaire. Bob is the author of more than seventy books, including several popular volumes on writing. These include "Careers for Writers" (McGraw-Hill/VGM), "Secrets of a Freelance Writer" (Henry Holt), "The Copywriter's Handbook "(Henry Holt), "The Elements of Technical Writing "(Allyn & Bacon), and" The Elements of Business Writing "(Allyn & Bacon). McGraw-Hill calls Bob Bly "America's top copywriter." His copywriting clients include AT&T, IBM, Kiplinger, Boardroom, and Swiss Bank. He has published more than one-hundred articles in Amtrak Express, Cosmopolitan, Writer's Digest, and many other publications. Bob writes monthly columns for DM News, the weekly newspaper of the direct marketing industry, and Early to Rise, a daily e-newsletter on business success. He publishes a monthly e-zine on writing, copywriting, and marketing with more than fi fty-thousand subscribers. Bob has given lectures on writing, publishing, and freelancing to numerous groups, including American Writers & Artists Inc., National Speakers Association, Learning Annex, Newsletter Publishers Association, and American Society of Journalists and Authors.