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… Read More »How to Test a Story Idea Before Querying an Editor
Here’s the query letter that landed me my first article in Reader’s Digest – it’s a sample of a successful query letter that you can use to win your own writing assignments. In The Renegade Writer’s… Read More »Example of a Successful Query Letter to Reader’s Digest
What are the best freelance writing books? Ones that teach you how to get paid to write for magazines, of course! This list of the best freelance writing books includes… Read More »The Freelance Writing Books That Helped Me Get Published
Here are dozens of writing quips and tips from famous novelists, authors, and editors. I’ve been collecting writing quips for most of my life; they all inspire me in different ways.… Read More »73 Writing Quips & Tips From Successful Published Authors
These embarrassing emails that writers accidentally emailed editors aren’t just funny, they’ll increase your chances of getting published. After the email bloopers I included tips for emailing pitches to magazine… Read More »4 Emails a Writer Should Never Send to an Editor
What is the “confession formula” that writers need to know? How are confession stories different, and what do readers (and editors) want? Here are four steps to writing confessional articles… Read More »How to Write Confession Stories for Magazines Such as “True Story”
How do you write an essay, article or blog post when you have no ideas and nothing to write about? When I taught Language Arts and Journalism, I often watched… Read More »7 Ideas for Writers Who Have No Idea What to Write About
Did you give up on your book, blog or dream of being a writer? Here’s how to motivate yourself to start writing after you quit writing your book, blog or… Read More »Stopped Writing? How to Motivate Yourself to Start Writing Again
These 10 steps will help you break down the freelance writing business into small chunks. If you want to start or revive your career as a writer, you’ll find helpful… Read More »How Do You Start Making Money as a Freelance Writer?
You might want to give up if you’ve been rejected by magazine editors, book publishers and literary agents. Here’s how to cope with rejection. When I first started freelance writing… Read More »5 Psychological Tips to Help Writers Cope With Rejection Letters
This sample writer’s resume (or author CV for published writers) is an example of how to highlight writing and other professional experience during a job search. If you’re searching for writing jobs or looking for supplementary ways to support yourself as a working writer, you’ll find my resume tips helpful.
How did I earn $35,000 my first year as a freelance writer? Not by writing articles for free! These freelance writing pay rates reveal how it’s possible to earn a… Read More »Freelance Writing Pay Rates for Newspapers and Magazines