Print Writing: Improving Your Voice

Writing for print is tricky in a number of ways, but one of the most important--and the most difficult--is having a strong voice and being able to adapt it to the style of the publication you are querying. Some writers may already have a voice that they use and are...

Weekend Reading: Query Letters

At the end of each week, I like to share a link roundup based on one of our editorial themes for the month. This week we're going to take a look at writing query letters for freelance magazine writing. If you're looking to perfect your magazine query letter techniques...

Scheduling Your Magazine Writing

I thought doing a post on scheduling might be good for all the magazine writers out there... Basically what I mean by scheduling is deciding how much to take on at first--in other words, how to manage the process of trying to land articles in print. It can be really...

Magazines: Writing Evergreen Articles

I've mentioned this type of piece before--the "evergreen" article... Evergreen articles are those that are always in need. Think "timeless". For example: Great holiday gifts Back to school tips for parents 5 Fast, Healthy Meals Money-saving vacation ideas Magazines...

Writing With Clips In Mind

When starting out in print writing, clips are an important part of the picture. You need clips to get work and to prove that you can in fact write. The earlier you begin thinking about the clips you need, the better your chances of having one handy when an editor asks...
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