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Laurie Blossoms

Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen is the "Adventurous Writer" and author of Growing Forward When You Can't Go Back. She created She Blossoms (formerly Quips and Tips) in 2005. Laurie's degrees are in Psychology, Education, and Social Work; she attended the U of A in Edmonton and UBC in Vancouver. She lives and writes in a treehouse near a forest in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

How to Start Writing for Magazines

Want to Write for Magazines? 5 Starter Tips

Writing articles for magazines isn't as hard as you think. Yes, there's lots of competition. Sure, you'll receive more rejections from editors and publishers than acceptances. But that's actually good news, because it discourages other writers! And that leaves the freelance writing field open for smart cookies like you.
Writing Effective Titles

How to Write Your Best Title Ever

I've written literally thousands of articles and blog posts since I first started blogging in 2008. Believe it or not, learning how to write good titles that are eye-catching, attention-grabbing and curiosity-invoking was never high on my list of priorities.
readers digest magazine guidelines for writers

10 Things You Need to Know About Writing for Reader’s Digest

My Reader's Digest editor taught me more about writing magazine articles and query letters than any other editor I've worked with! These are the ten most important things I learned about writing for Reader's Digest; these tips will also help you understand and follow the submission guidelines for contributors (which can feel overwhelming to freelancers).