Newspaper Writing Tips


How to Write an Author Bio When You’ve Never Been Published 2

Learning how to write your author bio – even if you’ve never been published – may be easier than you think. It’s a classic writer’s conundrum: you can’t sell your articles to magazine editors because you haven’t been published yet, and you can’t get published because you haven’t sold any articles yet! I get it. I’ve been there. And I got […]

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

How to Write an Article – Test Your Story Idea 2

The most important part of learning how to write an article for a magazine, periodical, or newspaper is recognizing good story ideas. No matter how skillfully you write, an editor won’t publish an article on a topic that’s been covered gazillions of times. In The Complete Guide to Article Writing: How to Write Successful Articles for Online and Print Markets, […]

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How to Become a Freelance Writer 4

Writing for a living is awesome! These tips on how to become a freelance writer are inspired by reader’s questions about pitching query letters, waiting for magazine editors to respond, writing for your blog, and starting out as a writer. If you want to make money writing, read Secrets of a Freelance Writer: How to Make $100,000 a Year or […]

How to Become a Freelance Writer

How to Think Like an Editor – 8 Tips for Writers 4

You need to think like an editor if you want to sell your articles, blog posts, and books. These tips for writers will help you get published – or at least see the idea-generating process in a different way. Finding article ideas that editors will actually pay to publish is the hardest part of freelance writing! I already knew this […]

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10 Ways to Get More Writing Gigs 11

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 talent, no quality or personality […]

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10 Steps for Writers Who Want to Earn More Than $15 Per Article 15

Earning $15 per article is a fine way to start a writing career – but don’t lose these steps for writers who want to earn MORE money from their articles and posts! The lowest amount of money I’ll accept for writing an article is $50. Those articles don’t require research or interviews – they’re straight out of my own brain. […]


When to Ask Magazine Editors About Article Pay Rates 10

Congratulations – a magazine editor is interested in publishing your article! But when do you ask about pay rates? These tips for freelancers are inspired by a reader’s question… One of my favorite freelance writing books is The Renegade Writer: A Totally Unconventional Guide to Freelance Writing Success – it’ll get you away from the “rules” of publishing and help you feel […]

When to Ask Magazine Editors About Article Pay Rates