Magazine Articles & Query Letters

How to Write When You Have No Ideas

How to Write When You Have No Ideas

You want to write, but you have nothing to write about. Maybe you’re paralyzed by fear, uncertainty, or the fact that you compare yourself to other writers. Don’t worry; even the best writers need encouragement. These tips will help you write when you think you can’t – they range from overcoming the fear of writing to learning how […]

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5 Reasons to Write for Free

5 Reasons to Write for Free

A reader recently asked if she should write for free for a website, and give up copyright of the article. Here’s her dilemma: “I volunteered to write an article for a website for free, assuming that I would at least get to retain rights to the article and pitch it to other websites. Come to […]

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6 Tips for Writing Articles That Editors Will Buy and Publish

How many articles do you have circulating? That’s the first tip for writing articles that editors will buy and publish! If you don’t know what it means to have “articles circulating”, check this out: “C. Hope Clark has a great rule of thumb to keep her submissions in the hands of editors and not on […]

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10 Steps for Writers Who Want to Earn More Than $15 Per Article

10 Steps for Writers Who Want to Earn More Than $15 Per Article

Earning $15 per article is a fine way to start a writing career – but don’t lose these steps for writers who want to earn MORE money from their articles and posts! The lowest amount of money I’ll accept for writing an article is $50. Those articles don’t require research or interviews – they’re straight […]

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When to Ask Magazine Editors About Article Pay Rates

Congratulations – a magazine editor is interested in publishing your article! But when do you ask about pay rates? These tips for freelancers are inspired by a reader’s question… “I’ve read several articles on this topic (pitching query letters) and am almost good to go,” says Laura on How to Pitch a Query Letter to Magazine […]

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8 Freelance Writing Habits That Will Get You More Work

8 Freelance Writing Habits That Will Get You More Work

Want to get more work as a writer? Need clips and experience? Don’t miss these freelance writing habits – they work. The first two habits I describe are what got me the writing gig I’m starting today – a blogging job for which I’m charging “an arm and a leg” per word (when I’m too […]

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Can’t Get Published? Freelance Writers, Stop Doing This…

Can’t Get Published? Freelance Writers, Stop Doing This…

If you can’t get published, you’re making mistakes. Freelance writers, here are the top reasons I don’t assign articles – and sometimes don’t even return emails from writers. These tips will help you get your articles (and perhaps books) published…but only if you take a cold, hard look at your own writing. Before the tips, […]

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How to Pitch a Query Letter to Magazine Editors

How to Pitch a Query Letter to Magazine Editors

These tips on how to pitch a query letter to magazine editors will help you structure your writing and get your articles published. Querying and pitching query letters to editors are reliable ways to get freelance writing work. I’ve been on both sides of the fence – I worked as an editor receiving queries, and […]

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Email Bloopers! Funny Mistakes Writers Made When Emailing Editors

Email Bloopers! Funny Mistakes Writers Made When Emailing Editors

These email bloopers or mistakes writers make are not only true and funny, they’ll help you stay out of hot water with editors! I also included tips for emailing pitches to editors of magazines. Have you ever hit “Send” on an email – only to spot a cringe-worthy error just as it launched into cyberspace? […]

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Need Writing Focus? 5 Tips for Focusing Your Magazine Ideas

Need Writing Focus? 5 Tips for Focusing Your Magazine Ideas

If you need writing focus, you must read these tips for focusing your magazine ideas! Are you a writer with lots of ideas, but little direction? Do you wonder which ideas to pursue, which audiences to write for, or which markets to choose?  Without proper focus, sorting through the writing maze can be confusing. These five […]

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