Writer s Digest Guide to Magazine Article Writing

In this book you'll learn how to: • Find and target ideas for the right magazine. • Develop effective query letters to catch the attention of editors and land more assignments. • Organize your writing life using the checklists and ...

Author: Kerrie Flanagan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440351327

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 232

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Your Essential Reference for Writing for Magazines! In The Writer's Digest Guide to Magazine Article Writing, accomplished freelance writer, author, and instructor Kerrie Flanagan demystifies the idea that writing for magazines is a difficult process meant only for those with journalism degrees. Drawing from her 20 years as a freelance writer and instructor, Flanagan takes you step-by-step through the entire process, sharing her knowledge and experiences in a friendly, conversational way. With more than a dozen sample articles, expert advice from magazine editors and successful freelance writers, practical tips on researching potential publications and instructions on crafting compelling query letters, you'll find the tools needed to write and publish magazine articles. In this book you'll learn how to: • Find and target ideas for the right magazine. • Develop effective query letters to catch the attention of editors and land more assignments. • Organize your writing life using the checklists and tools throughout the book. • Understand and negotiate contracts. • Write and sell personal essays to consumer, niche and trade magazines. Whether your goal is to get your first byline or make the switch from part-time freelancer to full-time writer, The Writer's Digest Guide to Magazine Article Writing is your go-to resource for writing success.

The Complete Guide to Magazine Article Writing

Offers ideas and examples for non fiction writing, includes checklists, glossaries, interviewing tips, proofreading, guidelines, and more

Author: John M. Wilson

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: 0898795478

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 294

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Offers ideas and examples for non fiction writing, includes checklists, glossaries, interviewing tips, proofreading, guidelines, and more

The Complete Guide to Article Writing

Offers guidance on successfully writing articles for different markets, covering such topics as style, structure, researching, interviewing, ethics, composing query letters, and pitching ideas.

Author: Naveed Saleh

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781599637341

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 297

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Offers guidance on successfully writing articles for different markets, covering such topics as style, structure, researching, interviewing, ethics, composing query letters, and pitching ideas.

The Writer s Digest Guide to Good Writing

Essays, selected from the first seventy-five years of Writer's Digest magazine, cover style, genre, dialogue, plot, research, organization, and endings

Author: Thomas Clark

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: UOM:39015032925573

Category: Reference

Page: 338

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Essays, selected from the first seventy-five years of Writer's Digest magazine, cover style, genre, dialogue, plot, research, organization, and endings

The Essential Guide to Freelance Writing

The Essential Guide to Freelance Writing answers all of these questions--and much more. From breaking in to navigating the basics of the business, this book is your road map to a fruitful and rewarding freelance life.

Author: Zachary Petit

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781599639079

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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Prime Your Freelance Writing Career for Success! So you want to be a freelance writer. Great! But now you're faced with a laundry list of questions: Should I freelance full time or part time? Should I write for magazines, newspapers, or online markets? How do I dream up the perfect article idea, and how do I pitch it successfully? How do I negotiate contracts, foster relationships with editors, and start getting steady work while avoiding financial panic attacks and unpleasant ulcers? The Essential Guide to Freelance Writing answers all of these questions--and much more. From breaking in to navigating the basics of the business, this book is your road map to a fruitful and rewarding freelance life. You'll learn how to: • Dig into various markets, including consumer magazines, trade journals, newspapers, and online venues. • Make your digital mark and build your writing platform. • Pitch like a pro and craft solid query letters that get responses. • Conduct professional interviews in person, by phone, or by e-mail. • Write and structure various types of articles, from front-of-the-book pieces to profiles and features. • Quit your lackluster day job, and live the life you've always wanted. Filled with insider secrets, candid advice, and Zachary Petit's trademark humor and blunt honesty, The Essential Guide to Freelance Writing won't just show you how to survive your freelancing writing career--it will teach you how to truly thrive.

Writer s Digest University

WHERE TO FIND OUT MORE Books The Writer's Digest Handbook of Magazine Article Writing, edited by Michelle Ruberg, is a comprehensive guide to the craft.

Author: The Editors of Writer's Digest

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781599632612

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 528

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Everything You need to Write and Sell Your Work This is the ultimate crash course in writing and publishing! Inside you'll find comprehensive instruction, up-to-date market listings, a CD featuring recorded live webinars with industry professionals, an all-access pass to WritersMarket.com, and more. Writer's Digest University is the perfect resource for you, no matter your experience level. This one-stop resource contains: • Quick and comprehensive answers to common questions including: "How do I write a successful novel?" and "How do I know if self-publishing is right for me?" • Instruction and examples for formatting and submitting fiction, nonfiction, articles, children's writing, scripts, and verse. • Advanced instruction on business-related issues like marketing and publicity, using social media, freelancing for corporations, keeping finances in order, and setting the right price for your work. • A detailed look at what agents want and how to get one that best fits your needs. • Market listings for publishers and agents open to unsolicited work and new writers, contests and awards, and conferences and workshops. • A CD with recordings of 4 popular WD webinars: How Do I Get My Book Published?, How to Land a Literary Agent, How Writers Can Succeed in the Future of Digital Publishing, and Freelance Basics.* • A scratch-off code that gives you a one-year subscription to WritersMarket.com and a 20% discount on the WritersDigestUniversity.com course of your choice.* Get started now with everything you need to build a thriving writing career. Whether you're starting from scratch or have a bit of experience, you'll find the tools you need for success. *PLEASE NOTE: CDs and one-year subscription are NOT included with the ebook version of this title.

Writer s Market 2017

Plus, you'll learn how to write and curate content to grow your audience, connect with book clubs, and make promotions and publicity work for you. This edition includes the ever-popular pay-rate chart and book publisher subject index, too!

Author: Robert Lee Brewer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440347870

Category: Reference

Page: 890

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The most trusted guide to getting published! Want to get published and paid for your writing? Let Writer's Market 2017 guide you through the process with thousands of publishing opportunities for writers, including listings for book publishers, consumer and trade magazines, contests and awards, and literary agents. These listings feature contact and submission information to help writers get their work published. Beyond the listings, you'll find all-new material devoted to the business and promotion of writing. Discover the secrets to writing better queries and selling more articles, tips for a great conference experience, and insight into developing an effective author brand. Plus, you'll learn how to write and curate content to grow your audience, connect with book clubs, and make promotions and publicity work for you. This edition includes the ever-popular pay-rate chart and book publisher subject index, too! You also gain access to: • List of professional writing organizations. • Sample query letters. • A free digital download of Writer's Yearbook, featuring the 100 Best Markets: WritersDigest.com/WritersDigest-Yearbook-16. Includes exclusive access to the webinar "7 Principles of Freelance Writing Success" from Robert Lee Brewer, editor of Writer's Market.

A Writer s Guide To Getting Published In Magazines

The definitive choice in how-to get published books, A Writer’s Guide to Getting Published in Magazines covers the topics every aspiring magazine writer must know in order to achieve success, including: Deciding your target audience and ...

Author: Dianne DeSpain

Publisher: ePublishing Works!

ISBN: 9781614171669

Category: Fiction

Page: 183

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The definitive choice in how-to get published books, A Writer’s Guide to Getting Published in Magazines covers the topics every aspiring magazine writer must know in order to achieve success, including: Deciding your target audience and what magazines you want to approach; How to do your article research; Writing query letters and what to include in the query package; Writing an article proposal; How to decide what articles to write; A description of article types often open to freelancers; Finding an expert to interview; Sidebars, photos and clips; Protocol for working with editors; Manuscript formats and writing the actual article; Contracts, rights and the business side or writing for magazines. Written by an experienced freelancer whose byline appeared in most of the leading consumers’ magazines for over a decade, A Writer’s Guide to Getting Published in Magazines is a basic tool every aspiring magazine writer needs at the beginning of his or her career.

The Writer s Digest Guide To Query Letters

In this book, professional freelance writer and magazine editor Wendy Burt-Thomas shares practical advice on how to craft persuasive letters that connect with editors and agents and ultimately generate sales for you.

Author: Wendy Burt-Thomas

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 1582975663

Category: Reference

Page: 240

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Make That Crucial, Positive First Impression Anyone who's researched the marketplace knows: The path to publication begins with your query letter. If your query is weak, unfocused, or uninspired, an editor or agent won't even bother to request your article, novel manuscript, or nonfiction book proposal. But a well-crafted, compelling query sent to the right editor or agent is an essential sales tool for fiction writers and the most effective way for nonfiction writers to pre-sell your idea. In this book, professional freelance writer and magazine editor Wendy Burt-Thomas shares practical advice on how to craft persuasive letters that connect with editors and agents and ultimately generate sales for you. You'll learn how to: Conduct targeted research to find suitable editors and agents Hook an editor with a tantalizing lead and shape a summary that compels editors to buy Select the strongest slant for your book or article Use research and interview shortcuts that keep your query prep profitable Make your query rejection-proof by weeding out subtle mistakes that can sabotage your project Communicate your author platform and sell yourself as the best writer for the subject Complete with dozens of sample queries–some that landed article assignments, agents, or book deals, and others that never stood a chance–this book offers you a comprehensive strategy for presenting your writing ideas in a way that will increase your chances of publication. Though the title may lead some to believe it's strictly to be shelved as a reference manual, The Writer's Digest Guide to Query Letters is a smooth read from cover to cover.

The Guide to Financial Public Relations

Writer's Digest Books. Complete Guide to Magazine Article Writing by John M. Wilson. $17.99. Writer's Digest Books. Beginner's Guide to Writing & Selling ...

Author: Larry Chambers

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000077612

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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Giving readers easy-to-follow steps for showcasing their talents, The Guide to Financial Public Relations: How to Stand Out in the Midst of Competitive Clutter focuses on writing and getting published in the target market's trade magazines, newspapers, and journals. The author features effective writing and presentation tips with how-to-write methods for non-writers. The techniques are designed to help readers stand out above the crowd. The book outlines successful marketing plans and prospecting strategies showing readers how to build image and credibility, shorten the sales process, and create an endless stream of pre-endorsed sales prospects.

The Writer s Digest Guide To Query Letters

There are five major considerations when looking for a magazine to query: 1. ... If you're writing an article about, say, understanding reverse mortgages ...

Author: Wendy Burt-Thomas

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781599634487

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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Make That Crucial, Positive First Impression Anyone who's researched the marketplace knows: The path to publication begins with your query letter. If your query is weak, unfocused, or uninspired, an editor or agent won't even bother to request your article, novel manuscript, or nonfiction book proposal. But a well-crafted, compelling query sent to the right editor or agent is an essential sales tool for fiction writers and the most effective way for nonfiction writers to pre-sell your idea. In this book, professional freelance writer and magazine editor Wendy Burt-Thomas shares practical advice on how to craft persuasive letters that connect with editors and agents and ultimately generate sales for you. You'll learn how to: • Conduct targeted research to find suitable editors and agents • Hook an editor with a tantalizing lead and shape a summary that compels editors to buy • Select the strongest slant for your book or article • Use research and interview shortcuts that keep your query prep profitable • Make your query rejection-proof by weeding out subtle mistakes that can sabotage your project • Communicate your author platform and sell yourself as the best writer for the subject Complete with dozens of sample queries–some that landed article assignments, agents, or book deals, and others that never stood a chance–this book offers you a comprehensive strategy for presenting your writing ideas in a way that will increase your chances of publication. Though the title may lead some to believe it's strictly to be shelved as a reference manual, The Writer's Digest Guide to Query Letters is a smooth read from cover to cover.

Writer s Digest Handbook of Magazine Article Writing

... by Victoria Nelson $ 14.95 The Writer's Digest Guide to Manuscript Formats ... of Magazine Article Writing , edited by Jean M. Fredette $ 15.95 Writing ...

Author: Jean M. Fredette

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: 0898794080

Category: Reference

Page: 246

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Essays cover article topics, research, querry letters, interviews and revision, and tell how to write and sell different kinds of magazine articles

Magazine Writing From the Boonies

No matter where you live, this book explains everything you need to know to break into the challenging and profitable magazine market.

Author: Mark Zuehlke

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780886291853

Category: Social Science

Page: 140

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No matter where you live, this book explains everything you need to know to break into the challenging and profitable magazine market. In this accessible, informative guide, two experienced freelancers, Mark Zuehlke and Louise Donnelly, explain the basics of writing non-fiction magazine articles. Mark Zuehlke has published more than 100 articles in magazines since 1981 and has taught several magazine-writing courses. He produces a continuing education magazine, and has appeared in Canadian Business, The Financial Post, Profit, Canada and the World and Canadian. Louise Donnelly began writing from rural B.C. in 1987, and founded her one-day workshop "Magazine Writing From the Boonies" in 1989. She has appeared in such magazines as The Financial Post, Moneywise Magazine and Canadian among others.

Becoming a Public Relations Writer

Writer's Digest handbook of magazine article writing (2nd ed.). Writer's Digest. Sloan, C. (2004). Writing for magazines: A beginner's guide (2nd ed.).

Author: Ronald D. Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415888028

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 413

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Becoming a Public Relations Writer is a comprehensive guide to the writing process for public relations practice. Using straightforward, no-nonsense language, realistic examples, easy-to-follow steps and practical exercises, this text introduces the various formats and styles of writing you will encounter as a public relations practitioner. A focus on ethical and legal issues is woven throughout, with examples and exercises addressing public relations as practiced by corporations, non-profit agencies, and other types of organizations both large and small. In addition, the book offers the most comprehensive list of public relations writing formats to be found anywhere---from the standard news release to electronic mail and other opportunities using a variety of technologies and media. The fourth edition has been updated to reflect significant developments in the public relations field, including: New chapter on multimedia and social media releases New chapter on websites, blogs, and wikis Expansion of the chapter on direct mail and online appeals Updated examples of actual pieces of public relations writing A companion website including writing exercises, PowerPoint presentations, and relevant links Through its comprehensive and accessible approach, Becoming a Public Relations Writer is an invaluable resource for future and current public relations practitioners.

Career Opportunities in Writing

Modern American Usage: A Guide (revised edition) by Wilson Follett and Erik ... Writer's Digest Books, 2003 A Writer's Guide to Magazine Articles for Book ...

Author: T. Allan Taylor

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438110905

Category: Authorship

Page: 350

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Provides information on salaries, skill requirements, and employment opportunities for ninety writing and writing-related professions.

The Complete Guide to Article Writing

How to Write Successful Articles for Online and Print Markets Naveed Saleh ... “Editorial Calendar Guide. ... Writer's Digest Handbook of Magazine Writing.

Author: Naveed Saleh

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781599637525

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 298

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Master the art of article writing! The world of journalism is changing rapidly, and the modern journalist needs more than a basic knowledge of article writing to navigate it. The Complete Guide to Article Writing provides a compass for freelancers and students of journalism looking to write successfully on a wide variety of topics and for many different markets--both in print and online. From researching and interviewing to writing features, reviews, news articles, opinion pieces, and even blog posts, this one-stop guide will illuminate the intricacies of article writing so you can produce entertaining, informative, and salable articles. • Learn how to write coherently, cohesively, and concisely. • Choose the proper structure for the article you want to write. • Weave narrative and fact seamlessly into your pieces. • Develop your freelance platform with the latest in social media outlets. • Pitch your ideas like a pro. • Develop a professional relationship with editors. • And much more! Modern journalism can be a treacherous terrain, but with The Complete Guide to Article Writing as your companion, you'll not only survive the journey--you'll be able to write pieces that inform, entertain, inspire, delight--and sell!

Writer s Digest Handbook of Magazine Article Writing

CONTRIBUTORS Coleen Armstrong is a freelance writer and home editor at ... Your Magazine Articles ( Writer's Digest Books ) , The Travel Writer's Guide ...

Author: Michelle Ruberg

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: UOM:39015060611335

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 248

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Presents a host of original material as well as articles taken from the pages of the best-selling Writer's Digest, providing coverage of such topics as finding the right magazine to submit one's work, composing a professional and eye-catching query letter, and maximizing one's chances for repeat assignments. Original.