It still doesn't sound easy after reading this but at least Mr. Farrar makes it sound possible. To many writers, would-be and actual, who have already attempted to study the markets through such magazines as Writer's Digest and through the many other books on the subject, much of Mr. Farrar's proffered dvice will sound familiar. But for beginners or anyone who wants a refresher course, the material will be helpful and stimulating. Chapters on what is demanded of a writer (time and discipline plus the ability to use words effectively), budgeting one's finances and figuring taxes, all types of research from remembered experiences to library work, well planned reading, developing the sense of newsworthy ideas, slanting, how editors think and work, and the markets themselves from fillers to $1000 articles, indicate the scope of the book. It is long and reflective too, though the author has used a personalized style of writing judiciously, to make his book appeal to as many as possible of the extensive audience who would like to make their living this way. Angled towards non-fiction rather than fiction.