Magazine Writing Tips

10 Ways to Get More Writing Gigs

10 Ways to Get More Writing Gigs

You love to write, but you also love to make money writing. Right? Here are 10 ways to get more writing jobs, based on my success as a freelance writer. I earned over $40,000 in my first year writing freelance articles for magazines. There is no secret to making money as a writer, no special […]

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5 Writing Tips for When Your Mind is Blank

5 Writing Tips for When Your Mind is Blank

Even the most successful writers have minds that go blank occasionally. These writing tips will help you overcome your blank mind and get your words on paper. One of my coworkers told me she freezes when she has to write a report or even an email. She has a Master’s of Counseling, and had to […]

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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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How Do You Get Paid for an Article After the Editor Leaves?

How Do You Get Paid for an Article After the Editor Leaves?

You write an article for an editor – after agreeing on a fee – and the editor leaves the magazine. How do you get paid for that article? Here’s what one blogger says: “I was commissioned to write two articles by a publishing company for their new magazine, which is launching this month. After agreeing […]

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How to Write an Author Bio When You’ve Never Been Published

How to Write an Author Bio When You’ve Never Been Published

It’s a conundrum: you can’t sell your articles because you haven’t been published, and you can’t get published because you haven’t sold anything yet! It’s similar to getting a job in many fields: you can’t get hired without experience, and you can’t get experience without working. What’s a writer to do? The worst part is […]

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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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Want to Make Money Writing? Build Relationships With Editors

Want to Make Money Writing? Build Relationships With Editors

Written by on October 20, 2011 in Freelance Writing, Magazine Writing Tips with 8 Comments

Getting published isn’t about good writing, it’s about good relationships. If you want to make money writing, check out these tips for building strong relationships with editors. I’m telling ya, relationships are the key to a steady income! I make money as a writer (I hope to earn more than $50,000 this year). The majority […]

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5 Reasons Writers Should Not Outline Articles or Essays

5 Reasons Writers Should Not Outline Articles or Essays

I never outline my magazine articles, book ideas, or essays, so when I found this article on the reasons writers should not outline their work, I was thrilled! Here’s what Publication Coach Daphne Gray-Grant says: “When I was a sullen high school student, many of my teachers demanded that we submit outlines with every essay. […]

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For Reporters – The Best Way to Make Your Articles Better

What do you think is the best way to make your articles better? These tips for newspaper and magazine writing are especially for reporters – but they apply to all types of writers. They’re from Vancouver-based publication coach Daphne Gray-Grant – one of my writing mentors. “Do you see interviewing as a fact-gathering mission?” asks Gray-Grant. “If […]

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