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By Julian Block

Contrary to what many freelancer writers mistakenly believe, long-standing regulations usually prohibit most of them from claiming bad-debt deductions on their tax returns when they're unable to recover amounts due from clients. Why should freelancers forget about any kind of relief when they fill out their tax forms?More »

From the President's Desk

by Randy Dotinga

ASJA President, Randy Dotinga

I believe the ASJA must be a resource, a voice and an advocate for independent writers: Your resource, your voice, and your advocate. As ASJA's new president, my mission is to boost our influence in all three of these areas. I'll talk about our role as a voice and an advocate in a future column. But let's start with the role that's most crucial to your bottom line: the ASJA as a resource.  More »

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The July/August 2014 issue of The ASJA Monthly is available now. Read articles about literary agent Colleen Mohyde, Literary San Francisco, publicizing your book by going on tour, hear from ASJA's new president Randy Dotinga, and more.

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