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 students stare at their blank pages, bewildered. They knew they had to write – and they even wanted to write – but they had nothing to write about.
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A degree in journalism, creative writing, literature or even online content creation does not guarantee a successful writing career. In fact, a writing-related degree can be a hindrance for writers who want to make money. It’s better to have a well-rounded education and broad platform. My degrees are in Psychology, Education and Social Work, but I didn’t need a university or college education to be a successful writer.
It’s every aspiring writer’s conundrum: you can’t write for magazines because you haven’t been published yet, and you can’t get published because you haven’t sold any articles yet. Fear not; I have good news! Learning how to write your author bio – even if you’ve never been published – may be easier than you think.
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… Read More »How Get Your Articles Published in Reader’s Digest
As part of my “how to stop feeling sorry for yourself” series of articles, I realized that failing as a writer was one of my… Read More »How to Stop Feeling Like a Failed Writer
Yes, you can earn more than $5 per article as a writer for magazines and online websites! And yes, you can succeed in the field… Read More »8 Things You Need to Know About Succeeding as a Freelance Writer