Posts tagged with ‘print writing’

  • 5 Great New Year’s Goals For Print Writers

    By Catherine L. Tully on December 26, 2013
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    Today we're going to talk about setting some goals that relate directly to a career in writing for print. Starting the NY off right can set the tone for the entire year, so it pays off to do a little "leg work" on the front end of things. Here are five great goals to pencil into January that will help […]
  • Print Writing: Improving Your Voice

    By Catherine L. Tully on May 7, 2013
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    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 comfortable with. That's a great thing, but there is typically […]
  • Print Writing: Getting The Goods

    By Catherine L. Tully on May 8, 2012
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    Today we have a few tips for "getting the goods" in print writing. Let's begin with finding guidelines so you can craft a query... Getting The Guidelines When you are writing for print, the guidelines for the publication are the golden rule you need to follow. Problem is...not every magazine puts these on the web for you. So where do […]
  • Print Writing And The Holidays

    By Catherine L. Tully on December 7, 2011
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    If you are trying to break into print writing, the holiday season can be friend or foe, depending on how you use it. Over the years it has been my experience that trying to query in the period from Thanksgiving until around the Superbowl is a huge waste of time. That said, you can use that time to get your […]
  • A Pep Talk For Print Writers

    By Catherine L. Tully on July 7, 2011
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    Hello hello! How about some good news? Today, instead of telling you ten thousand things you need to make sure that you are doing, or emphasizing how difficult it is to break into writing for print, I'm simply going to encourage you. That's right. Today is a pep talk! I was not a good writer when I began. Seriously. I […]
  • An Introduction To Writing For Print

    By Catherine L. Tully on March 7, 2010
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    First let me take a moment to introduce myself. My name is Catherine--and the plan is for me to share some information with you about my experience with writing for print. I have been a full-time writer for many years, and have had my writing published in national, regional and trade magazines, as well as newspapers, books and custom publications. I have […]
  • How to Get Paid Well Writing for Trade Magazines that Don't Pay Well

    By Jennifer Mattern on November 20, 2008
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    Writing articles for trade magazines can be fun. In some cases, those trade magazines can pay very well, but in others (generally with smaller audiences) the pay can be downright dismal. After seeing a complaint along those lines yesterday on a writing forum, I decided to share a quick tip for how you can write for those lower-paying trade publications, […]