I’m delighted to have RJ Thesman with me today for this month’s Friday Feature author interview. RJ’s publishing credits include 500+ articles, four books, and 13 anthologies. And like me, she’s a writing coach. Grab your brew of choice and sit back for a great read. RJ imparts some terrific tips for writers to add to their publishing toolbox. [Read more...]
You are a writer.
You’re working to
- Sell your articles or book manuscript
- Build a blog following (if you’re a blogger), and
- Build your platform.
That means you spend a portion of your time [Read more...]
You have a great idea for an article, and now you need to find a magazine that will buy it. But how do you do that?
You could visit your local grocery store and peruse the magazine rack.
Or visit the library and see what magazines are available there.
That’s how I did it when I first started freelancing in 2006. But I was not only attacking this task the hard way, [Read more...]
Is it possible to sell a story that is high on action and adventure, but has flat characters? Yes, though it isn’t easy.
What about a story that is flat on plot, but rich with three-dimensional characters? If your plot is flat, your reader (and that agent or publisher) has no reason to turn the pages. (Look out trash can.)
Your story stands a much better chance of being published if both the plot and characters are well developed. (Tweet this.)
I’m a writer whose strength is in [Read more...]
Each of the magazine below are paying markets. Writing magazine articles is one of the best ways to hone your writing abilities. Familiarize yourself with the publication, study the article topics, and thoroughly read their guidelines before submitting your query.
- America: the National Catholic Review, http://www.americamagazine.org/contact/submissions, accepts poetry.
- Creation Illustrated, quarterly nature magazine for ages 9-99, http://www.creationillustrated.com/article/8/writer-and-photographer-guidelines
- Southwest Kansas Faith and Family, independent monthly newspaper, http://swkfaithandfamily.org/submitarticle.html
- Light from the Word and Vista, publications of the Wesleyan Church, http://www.wesleyan.org/357/writers-guidelines, scroll down to find the guidelines for these periodicals
- Weavings, a publication of The Upper Room, http://weavings.upperroom.org/write-for-weavings/
Happy Monday Marketing!