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4 Digital Tools for Writers to Keep You On Track
4 Digital Tools for Writers to Keep You On Track
August 19, 2019
I'm a paper and pencil gal. No two ways about it, I love my paper planner, colored file folders, and 4-color pen. I even have a collection of Flair markers that I use for color-coding or ju...
3 Amazing Ways to Create a Story Hook for Your Articles
3 Amazing Ways to Create a Story Hook for Your Articles
August 12, 2019
Have you ever started reading a story in the newspaper or a magazine and turned the page after the first paragraph? I have. But wait a minute. Why did you do that? After all, the headline c...
Where to Find Good Writing Markets
Where to Find Good Writing Markets
August 5, 2019
Beginning freelancers frequently put the cart before the horse. Or rather, the idea before the target publication. Do you get an idea and run to write it up only to struggle to find a place...
How to Define Your Reader when Writing for Magazines
How to Define Your Reader when Writing for Magazines
July 29, 2019
  You have an idea for a story. You think you know of a publication to send it to. So, what's the next step? Next, you need to define your reader. Defining the reader of a particular...
Need Story Ideas? 2 Quick Ways to Reslant 1 Idea into Many
Need Story Ideas? 2 Quick Ways to Reslant 1 Idea into Many
July 22, 2019
Have you ever picked up a magazine, noted the cover story, and asked, "Why didn't I think of that?" That happened to me once on the walk back from my mailbox. Seriously, my husband is a ...
I Got a Rejection Letter, Now What?
I Got a Rejection Letter, Now What?
July 15, 2019
 You sent your first (or 50th) query letter last week and you've been checking your email every hour since. Relax! this could take a while. Editors receive scads of emails every day. (I...

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