I really loved this book, You Are A Writer(so start acting like one)! It really made a lot of sense. It gives you sound advice stating you need to identify yourself as a writer before you should expect your first check. He builds up your confidence, gets into the establishing a peer network, dealing with editors, and handling your own self-doubt.
The author walks you through the different steps you need to follow in order to launch your writing career and get to where people are coming to you for articles and books. He states that writing and blogging is not a piece of cake and that it is hard work. He covers what you need to do to market yourself properly, including building a platform and a fan base.