The Renegade Writer

The One Person Who Rejects You More Than Editors Do

By Linda Formichelli

This is a reprint of this week’s Monday Motivation for Writers email. If you’d like goodies like this to land in your in-box weekly, sign up for my mailing list!

I’ve had many mentoring and Write for Magazines clients who say, “I didn’t send my idea to X magazine because I don’t think I …… Click here to keep reading…

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May 17, 2014 Advice, Marketing, Motivation

Do You Have an Editor-Repelling Email Address?

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By Linda Formichelli

I get a lot of emails from writers. And lately, I’ve been alternately dumbfounded, confused, and frightened by some of the email addresses I see writers using. Addresses like:

flowergigglepot@yahoo.com
littlemissflashythang@aol.com
onebrilliantauthor@gmail.com
writrgrrl7113@hotmail.com

(Don’t worry, I changed these addresses…they’re not the actual ones.)

And I wonder: Are writers using email addresses like these to correspond with editors? And how …… Click here to keep reading…

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May 4, 2014 Advice, Marketing

2 Ways to Make Sure Editors Are Impressed By Your Clips

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By Linda Formichelli

You’d think sending an editor a published clip or two would convince them that you can pull off the article you’re pitching.

But guess what? An editor may actually be leery of the clips you send.

Why? Because too many clips are actually crappily written articles that were edited to perfection by the writer’s …… Click here to keep reading…

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Apr 20, 2014 Advice, Marketing, Query letters

5 Ways to Fake Confidence in Your Article Pitch

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By Diana Burrell

You’ve spent hours–nay days–crafting a pitch letter for a dream market. You’ve researched what feels like every back issue of the magazine, and you know in your gut your idea is a winner. Your idea shines, you’ve got learned expert sources lined up, and you’re even feeling jazzed about your writing style.

So you’re …… Click here to keep reading…

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Mar 2, 2014 Marketing, Query letters

How to Build a Relationship with an Editor That Will Net You More Assignments

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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…

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Feb 16, 2014 Advice, Editors, Marketing

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