How to Write for Print Newspapers and Magazines
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by Nick Wolny
11h ago
Print pitching is a whole other beast. When you land a placement, however, you’ll score major credibility points as a writer or industry expert. The production timeline in print will influence when you should time your pitch. (Source: Licensed from DepositPhotos) Writing an article for your local newspaper, trade magazines, or national magazines is simpler than you think. But simple doesn’t mean easy. For freelance writers and industry leaders, a byline in a print publication is synonymous with credibility. Media publications often reserve their print edition for the best articles, a ..read more
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Are You Reading To Become a Better Writer?
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by Jude Hopkins
20h ago
What You Read Can Determine Your Power and Effectiveness as a Writer Photo by Victoria Rodriguez from Pexels One of the most compelling articles I read last year was titled “on the inability to create purpose” by someone who writes under the name “elevenfortyseven.”¹ In it, they ask the question, “Is there a purpose for your existence which you feel completely overwrites your immediate purposes (work, family and various legal obligations)?” The answer, for most people, is “No.” Instead, “the stench of superficiality” has drained our drive. To that end, we seek out the least-challengi ..read more
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Cai Emmons, Who Taught Us All About Writing
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by Sharon Johnson
23h ago
The writer who wrote about living until her death. pexels-ioana-motrc-9999606 The notebook in the log cabin at the writers’ retreat had entries from previous occupants. The immediate occupant before me last summer was Cai Emmons, and she wrote happily about her most recent stay in that beautiful and remote place. I eagerly looked up Cai Emmons on my laptop, and discovered her webpage, that she was an award-winning writer, and that she blogged frequently on Medium. I wrote her a note on her webpage, saying her energy was still in the cabin, and I was having a productive week. I discov ..read more
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How to Start Your Novel with Momentum to Finish It
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by Kimberly Carlson Aesara
2d ago
3 strategies to a great beginning. Photo by Sid Suratia on Unsplash There are no magic formulas to starting and finishing your novel. Even novelist who have written several books often suffer with starting a new one. The fear of the blank page is something that stares at all writers. Even highly successful novelist struggle with starting a new book. From the Cambridge University Press website, Ernest Hemingway is noted as saying, “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” Hemingway, a Pulitzer Prize Winner, is saying that writing is difficul ..read more
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Kill Your Perfectionism with an Abundance Mindset
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by David B. Clear
2d ago
Oh So Clear Perfectionism is a recipe for failure Image by the author. You know what’s a scam? Something millions of people blow thousands of dollars on every year? Something that’s considered rare and an expression of love and thus worth a crap ton of money? Diamonds. But diamonds aren’t rare at all. We only think they are because of artificial scarcity. And that’s why we treat them as precious. Likewise, we perfectionists fall into the same trap. We believe opportunities to do good work are rare. And thus we treat each piece of writing as precious. We forget that opportunities ..read more
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For this Writer, Self-Promotion isn’t Easy
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by Elaine Kasket
2d ago
Pushing a new book on social media is a skill set I wish I didn’t have to have Photo by Merakist on Unsplash When my first general non-fiction book came out in 2019, I had no practical experience of promoting a book. My fantasy about the process was fuelled by countless film scenes depicting newly published authors, and it went something like this. I would have a dedicated public-relations person, perhaps even a PR team, whipped along by my hard-nosed and loyal literary agent. This agent and my publisher would arrange everything, including all those readings to rapt crowds of pe ..read more
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How My MBA Made Me a Better Fiction Writer
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by Deya Bhattacharya
2d ago
Six years after graduating, I’m almost glad I went there Photo by Element5 Digital on Unsplash Most people who know me as a fiction writer are surprised to hear that I have an MBA, and I can see why. People go to Indian B-schools to get the highest-paying job they can get their hands on, and for that you need a variety of qualities, but creativity isn’t one of them. Truth be told, I never wanted the MBA. It was something my parents wanted me to do, and in most Indian families, kids of my generation are expected to shut up and go fulfil their parents’ dreams. As of 2018, the MBA ..read more
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This is How Every Story Should End
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by Samuel Olaniyan
3d ago
How to Write the Climactic Battle Photo by Kimberly Farmer on Unsplash I’ve been doing a breakdown of the Three-Act Story structure, and this article is about the final plot point of the third and final act in the Three-Act Story Structure; The Climactic Battle or Climactic Confrontation. Finally, you’ve reached to end of your novel, but how you end your novel would determine if your story ends strong and makes an impact or if it ends up disappointing the readers and leaving them without any hunger for any more of your works. That wouldn’t be very nice, given the fact that you’ve built up ..read more
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What To Write About If You Want To Make Money Off the Internet Quickly
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by John Ilho
3d ago
The easy yet frustrating truth about freelance writing and making money online Photo by Florencia Potter on Unsplash “You should write about food,” my wife said. I adamantly replied, “I don’t want to.” I believe adamantly works best here. It certainly beats childishly, peevishly, or stubbornly. Any of which would be more accurate. The thing is, I didn’t want to write about food. I want to write short stories, novels, and articles about topics that need abundant research. I want to write about writing. I love writing. I want to write copy and content writing and help bu ..read more
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How to Write Engaging and Accessible Tech Content
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by Jean-marc Buchert
3d ago
The 6 best tips for writing compelling tech stories Photo de Tran Mau Tri Tam ✪ sur Unsplash During my emerging career, I’ve helped a fair share of tech brands sell their products and consulting services. And there’s one mistake I’ve often seen: assuming technical writing should favor accuracy over accessibility. Let’s say it straight away: this makes sense for technical documentation but less for marketing content. In fact, tech-savvy audiences enjoy attention-grabbing writing just as much as anyone else. Here are 6 best practices that will help you tell compelling stories abou ..read more
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