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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...
4 Steps to an Organized Article Writing Process
4 Steps to an Organized Article Writing Process
July 8, 2019
Writing a magazine article isn't rocket science. But, let's face it, some folks got it and some don't, right? Not because it's hard or a special gift or anything. But because they just need...
How to Write a Regular Column: Step-by-Step
How to Write a Regular Column: Step-by-Step
July 1, 2019
Just imagine: It's 11 pm and your column is due by 6 am the following morning. You have no earthly idea what to write about so you stare at that white screen. You find yourself nodding off,...
How to Approach Experts for an Interview
How to Approach Experts for an Interview
January 22, 2019
I saw a question in a Facebook group today that I thought you might have, as well. It went something like this: When you research a story that requires interviewing sources, how do you intro...
How Do I Become a Freelance Writer?
How Do I Become a Freelance Writer?
April 3, 2018
  If you've always dreamed of seeing your name in lights, or at least a byline in a magazine, but have no idea where to begin, this post is for you. Some folks just start writing ...
3 New Year Planning Tips for Freelance Writers
3 New Year Planning Tips for Freelance Writers
November 27, 2017
  If you've read this blog for a little while, you know that I am a planner addict. I have lived my life making lists and taking notes on little slips of paper. I've used planners, n...

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