If you thought revising your own writing was hard, try editing someone else’s words! Critiquing another writer’s chapter or manuscript is my least favorite writing job. Back when I was hiring bloggers to write posts for my Quips and Tips blogs, I was forced to… Read More »The Most Helpful Ways to Edit Someone’s Writing
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).
How many query letters and articles do you have circulating? If your answer is 13, then you’re probably already a successful freelance writer. If you’re sure what that means or how to sell your articles because you don’t have any query letters circulating, then you’ve… Read More »6 Freelance Writing Tips From Published Writers
These four tips on how to start writing articles for Reader’s Digest are based on my experience with my column pitch. I’d just started my freelance writing career when I got my first article published in Reader’s Digest. It was awesome; I wrote an article about… Read More »How Get Your Articles Published in Reader’s Digest
These tips on how to start a freelance writing career at 40 are screaming to get out of me! Why? Because I’m taking this epic Artist’s Way writing course, and the facilitator told us it’s never too late to start writing. Even at 40, or… Read More »How to Start Freelance Writing at 40 – and Make Money
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… Read More »How to Write an Article – Test Your Story Idea
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… Read More »How to Become a Freelance Writer
From pitching a query letter to submitting your invoice to the editor, these tips on how to write a magazine article will give you the inside scoop on freelance writing. I learned how to be a freelance writer by reading books such as The Art… Read More »How to Write a Magazine Article