How to End an Article With a Pow – Not a Fizzle 9

Some writers believe ending well is more important than starting strong. These five tips on how to end an article, essay, or chapter will help you find the right way to say “The End” without coming out and saying…ahem…The End. “It is always important to know when something has reached its end,” writes Paulo Coelho in The Zahir: A Novel of Obsession. […]

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11 Types of Magazine Articles That Editors Love to Publish 32

Here are the two most popular types of magazine articles in online and print publishing, plus descriptions of roundups, personality profiles, research shorts, human interest, and “how to” articles. Perfect for freelance writers (or journalist students) who need to spark their creativity and get more article assignments (or do their assignment for journalism class). “Two types of articles continue to dominate the […]

11 Types of Magazine Articles That Editors Love to Publish

The Query Shark’s Best Advice on How to Get a Literary Agent 1

Here’s how to write a query letter that is good enough to get a literary agent’s attention. These 15 tips for pitching your book idea or manuscript are from the agent who created a whale of a blog called Query Shark. I first met literary agent Janet Reid at the Surrey International Writers Conference, way back when we were dodging […]

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Before You Search for Online Writing Jobs – Help for ESL Writers 4

These tips on how to find online writing jobs are specifically for English as a Second Language (ESL) writers. I wrote this article for a reader who asked if she could write a guest post for my blog… “Hi, I am really proud to have visited your website,” says PS on How to Write a Query Letter and Get Your Article […]

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How to Write a Query Letter and Get Your Article Published 8

How do you get an article published in a magazine? By learning how to write a query letter to a magazine editor, of course! That’s your first step – because without an excellent pitch, you’ll never sell your articles. Here’s what one beginning freelance magazine writer says: “I have a brilliant idea for an article, and I believe it’s perfect […]

How to Write a Query Letter to a Magazine

8 Ways to Find Creative Valentine’s Day Article Ideas 21

Go beyond the usual “romantic gift ideas” and “how we met” articles. These Valentine’s Day article ideas and blog post prompts will fire your creativity and help you highlight February 14 in a fresh new way. The icing on the cake? You’ll boost your online traffic and readership! “One of the hallmarks of genius is an ability to spot connections between […]

Ideas for Blog Posts or Online Articles on Valentine’s Day

10 Ways to Write Faster and Better With Dragon Naturally Speaking 3

I quickly learned how to be a faster and better writer with Dragon Naturally Speaking; my only regret is I waited so long to use speech recognition software in my work. I was introduced to Dragon Naturally Speaking more than five years ago but I hesitated to invest in it because I didn’t think it would work for me. Boy, was I […]

How to Write Faster and Better With Dragon Naturally Speaking