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3 thoughts on “How Freelance Writers Find Stories to Write About

  • Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen Post author

    The angle of your article is the same thing as the slant. And if you don’t have an angle, then you don’t have an article!

    Any freelance writer can pitch an idea about making money as a novelist to the editor of The Writer magazine, but the editor can’t give you an assignment unless she knows precisely what you’re offering to do. That’s your angle.

  • Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen

    Hi Zelda,

    You’re in luck! It sounds like you like to write about women’s issues — and there are dozens of women’s magazines to choose from. Your first step is to learn how to write query letters and pitch your article ideas to editors. Your second step is to start pitching your ideas, and keep trying until an editor assigns an article.

    I’ve written several articles on freelance writing, pitching magazine articles, and tips for writers. Let me know if you have specific questions; I’ll post the article link here, or write an article that answers your question.

    Happy writing,

  • zelda harris

    I have much to write about womens feelings in relation to living with sickness,sexuality,retaining independace and adjusting to widowhood.
    Where can I go to publish or circulate what I have written??