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September 27, 2008

7 Magazine Writing Tips From Published Freelance Writers

Magazine Writing Tips From Published Freelance Writers

Write for Magazines, Not on T-Shirts!

Want to write for magazines? These magazine writing tips from published freelance writers practically guarantee that you’ll get your article published! Here, you’ll find encouragement, practical advice, and hope for both newbie and professional scribes…

Before the tips, here’s some magazine writing advice from a former executive editor of Working Mother magazine:

“What we need most are article ideas that are based on new research, new information,” says Mary McLaughlin. “Findings that illuminate a common problem and give us a new way to think about it.”

This isn’t just advice about writing for Working Mother – it’s about writing for all magazines! I found that gem in Magazine Writing That Sells by Don McKinney. It’s a great book for freelance writers – even experienced ones.

Okay, here are several magazine writing tips from published freelancers and authors….Read More »7 Magazine Writing Tips From Published Freelance Writers

Tips for Editing and Revising Articles, Essays, and Research Papers

The best way to write great articles, essays, and research papers is to edit and revise until you can edit and revise no more! These tips for rewriting apply to all types of writing — from nonfiction papers to short stories. Knowing how to edit and revise is the key to being a successful writer (or earning an “A” on that essay or research paper!). These tips are from published authors, freelance writers, and writing coaches.

But first, a quip from two famous published writers:

“Omit needless words,” say Strunk and White in Elements of Style — a must-have guide to good writing.

But, omitting needless words is easier said than done — and the trick is determining which words are needless. To learn more about revising your work, refer to The Elements of Style regularly. And, here are several editing, revising, and rewriting tips from successful writers…Read More »Tips for Editing and Revising Articles, Essays, and Research Papers