It can seem strange to talk about building relationships with an editor…I mean, they hire you, you do good work, and they hire you again, right? But editors are more likely to hire writers they personally like, and those who act professionally. They’ll look at your queries more quickly, and may add you to their …… Click here to keep reading…
By Natalie Zett
In my early years of freelance writing, I owned many taperecorders. Although most recorders worked fine, the cassette tapes couldn’t be trusted since they often gave out at inopportune times.
The last straw was when I finished a 50-minute interview that never made it onto the tape, which not only jammed, but also …… Click here to keep reading…
By Diana Burrell
Even I, a self-confessed idea junkie who loves nothing better than thinking up ideas to research and pitch to magazine editors, go through periods where all my ideas feel uninspired and blah. These periods usually occur mid-winter, when the days are short and the nights are long, boring, and cold.
Same for you? Here …… Click here to keep reading…
By Mark Aiken
Here’s the scene: Big Scary Editor from Gigantic Magazine finally calls Little Ol’ Me in response to a pitch. At first I’m filled with excitement… until I read the details of their offer. Exhilaration turns to disappointment and incredulity. I ask myself: how can I make a living on this?
Here’s the more …… Click here to keep reading…
By Linda Formichelli
For years I’ve been preaching to new writers: Know what you’re worth! Demand to be paid fairly! Don’t write for free!
And now here I am, telling you it’s good to write for free.
Am I crazy?
No. I changed because the industry has changed. When I was starting out in 1997, there were no content …… Click here to keep reading…