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A Writer's Guide to Magazine Articles

A Writer's Guide to Magazine Articles
For Book Promotion and Profit

by Patricia Fry

Do you dream of becoming a professional article writer? Do you want to write for magazines in your spare time? Would you like to promote your books through magazine articles?

This book offers the inspiration and the tools to help you get started.

Patricia Fry is a full-time freelance writer. She has contributed hundreds of articles to 125 different magazines during her 27-year career, including Writer's Digest, Canadian Author and Bookman, Freelance Writer's Report, Writer's Journal, Writer's Connection, Entrepreneur, The World and I Magazine, Kiwanis Magazine, Walking Magazine, Woman's Own, Your Health, The Artist's Magazine, Teaching Tolerance, Catholic Digest and many, many others.

Here, Patricia teaches you the organizational and business skills needed to succeed as a professional freelance writer. She tells you how to:

  • Come up with good article ideas
  • Locate experts
  • Discipline yourself to write
  • Find the right markets
  • Conduct interviews
  • Understand contracts
  • Write a good query letter
  • Do research
  • Handle rejection
  • Work with editors
  • Write the article
  • Recycle your articles

What they're saying about A Writer's Guide to Magazine Articles:

"This readable yet comprehensive guide belongs in the library of every aspiring writer. Its author clearly understands the freelance writing business." Suzanne Frey, editor of The Toastmaster.

"A Writer's Guide to Magazine Articles is filled with suggestions, insight and inspiration useful to individuals interested in embarking on a career in writing." Lori Joyal, freelance newspaper journalist, regional correspondent for, novelist.

"Patricia Fry delivers a no-nonsense, practical guide for book promotion through magazine articles. These pages are packed with inside advice from a veteran of the publishing wars on everything from developing ideas to dealing creatively with rejection slips." Jim R. Lane, writer, publisher, novelist.

"Not only does Patricia Fry give invaluable advice on selling your published books most effectively through related magazine articles, but she also offers a comprehensive plan for successful freelancing." Dana K. Cassell, editor of Freelance Writer's Report and

"Patricia Fry's book offers practical advice and solid common-sense suggestions that will help you collect lots of checks to endorse." Gene Perrot, award-winning comedy writer.

A Writer's Guide to Magazine Articles for Book Promotion and Profit (Matilija Press, 2000)
ISBN: 0-9612642-6-8, 70 pages. $6.50

A Writer's Guide to Magazine Articles for Book Promotion and Profit

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