Archive for the 'Article-Writing' Category

Promote Your Book By Writing Articles-Stories

Sunday, May 26th, 2013

This is an excerpt from class number 5 of my online Book Promotion Workshop. Sign up here: http://www.matilijapress.com/course_bookpromotion.htm It’s a 6-week course for $200 and it will go a long way toward helping you understand more about book promotion and set up a personalized marketing plan. Hopefully, you’ve been building on your platform through article […]

Why Does Your Wonderful Magazine Article Keep Getting Rejected?

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

Is there anyone still just writing for themselves? It doesn’t seem like it. Everyone wants to share their writing—to be read. Some just have one reason for writing and that is to make a difference, make a point or change minds. Today, I want to touch on the importance of writing the right article for […]

Find a Job as a Writer Part II

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Yesterday I blogged about how to work as a freelance writer. Today, I will continue with additional ideas. If You Want a Writing Job in the Corporate World • Study the materials from companies for which you’d like to work and see if you can improve upon them. Show your ideas to the appropriate department […]

How to Get a Writing Job

Monday, May 28th, 2012

I followed up my speech for the California Writers’ Club members in Sacramento last week by sending an article to be published in their newsletter or at their website. Since I spoke on freelance writing, I decided to continue with that theme. I thought you might be interested in my checklist for job hunters: General […]

The Plight of the Freelance Article-Writer

Friday, May 4th, 2012

Earlier this week, I told you that I am scheduled to speak to a group of freelance writers in Sacramento soon. I asked what you would want to hear from me if you were in that audience. Yesterday, I responded to someone who said that markets were always an issue for her—where to find new […]

Markets For Freelance Writers

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

The overwhelming response to yesterday’s question: What do you want to know about freelance article-writing is, “where to and how to find markets.” Yes, all one of you who responded said that the most difficult part of article-writing is finding markets. So I will make that part of my program when I meet with writers […]

Tips for Coming Up With Article and Blog Ideas

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

Do you ever wonder how prolific bloggers come up with ideas to write about every week, every few days or, in my case, EVERY DAY? It can be a challenge. And it is something I’ve written about before—but not quite from this angle. You see, at this moment, I don’t have an inkling of an […]

How to Create Many Articles From a Single Topic

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Yesterday, I told you I would talk a little about how to break one article idea into several. It’s a matter of looking beyond the parameters of your original concept—viewing the topic from many different angles. Here are some examples from my own files: From my piece featuring healing gardens that are planted in hospitals […]

Where Do You Get All of Those Article Ideas?

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

So you want to be a freelance article-writer. But what are you going to write about? Most writers start out with one or two pet themes that they want to or MUST write about. They have a gripe or a point they want to make and they plan to use their pen (or computer) to […]

The Query Letter—the Most Misunderstood Letter of All

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

Query letters are probably the most misunderstood of all the writing we are required to do as freelance writers or authors. That’s probably because most writers are artists—or lean in that direction. And a query letter is a marketing tool. Most of the query letters I see from new writers are lacking in the very […]