The Writer's Digest Guide to Magazine Article Writing

A Practical Guide to Selling Your Pitches, Crafting Strong Articles, and Earning More Bylines

Author: Kerrie Flanagan

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9781440351242

Category:

Page: 232

View: 5711

Your Essential Reference for Writing for Magazines! In The Writer's Digest Guide to Magazine Article Writing, accomplished freelance writer, author, and instructor Kerrie Flanagan demystifies the idea that writing for magazines is a difficult process meant only for those with journalism degrees. Drawing from her 20 years as a freelance writer and instructor, Flanagan takes you step-by-step through the entire process, sharing her knowledge and experiences in a friendly, conversational way. With more than a dozen sample articles, expert advice from magazine editors and successful freelance writers, practical tips on researching potential publications and instructions on crafting compelling query letters, you'll find the tools needed to write and publish magazine articles. In this book you'll learn how to: Find and target ideas for the right magazine. Develop effective query letters to catch the attention of editors and land more assignments. Organize your writing life using the checklists and tools throughout the book. Understand and negotiate contracts. Write and sell personal essays to consumer, niche and trade magazines. Whether your goal is to get your first byline or make the switch from part-time freelancer to full-time writer, The Writer's Digest Guide to Magazine Article Writing is your go-to resource for writing success.

The Writer's Digest Guide to Good Writing

Author: Thomas Clark

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: 9780898798074

Category: Reference

Page: 338

View: 6450

Essays, selected from the first seventy-five years of Writer's Digest magazine, cover style, genre, dialogue, plot, research, organization, and endings

Writer's Digest Handbook of Magazine Article Writing

Author: Writers Digest

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9781582973340

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

View: 8207

THE Guide to Writing and Selling Magazine Articles!&break;&break;This comprehensive, practical, how-to guide answers all of your questions about writing for magazines. In this all-new second edition of a best-selling classic, today's most successful freelance writers, including Robert Bly, Linda Formichelli, Kelly James-Enger, Jenna Glatzer, and others, provide up-to-date information on e-querying, writing for digital media, knowing your e-rights, and the core topics of magazine article writing. You'll learn how to: &break;&break; find and query article ideas&break; plan your research and interviews&break; identify potential markets&break; structure the most common types of articles&break; work with editors&break; negotiate contracts&break; sell reprint rights&break; be a successful freelance writer &break;&break;Writer's Digest Handbook of Magazine Article Writing contains everything you need to successfully break into this popular market or to continue developing your magazine writing skills.

How to Publish Your Articles

A Complete Guide to Making the Right Publication Say Yes

Author: Shirley Kawa-Jump

Publisher: Square One Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9780757000164

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 343

View: 5297

Freelance article writer Kawa-Jump has written a book designed to answer all the novice writer's common questions about getting articles published by magazines, journals, and newspapers. 2-color throughout.

Get Paid to Write!

The No-nonsense Guide to Freelance Writing

Author: Thomas A. Williams

Publisher: Sentient Publications

ISBN: 1591810124

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 184

View: 7320

Most books on freelance writing promise the moon and don't deliver. Freelance writing is not an easy ticket to wealth -- it's an enjoyable profession for the person who has some talent and the desire to work hard. Tom Williams gives the guidance needed to make your efforts pay off. His advice is highly practical, detailed, tested, and no-nonsense. He doesn't overwhelm the reader with irrelevant digressions, or load the book with fluff and empty promises. Instead, he offers hard-earned tips, insight into how editors think, and all the information a writer needs to become a successful freelancer. None of the competitive books reveals the stylistic secrets that editors are looking for, how to protect your ideas, or what happens when your book or article gets published; Williams thoroughly covers these areas.

Write Like a Pro!

A Guide for Freelance Writers

Author: Jerry McGuire

Publisher: Leroy

ISBN: 9780963200402

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

View: 1042

WRITE LIKE A PRO! is written by a pro with 30 years experience. Widely published magazine articles & fiction, non-fiction books & novels, hundreds of scripts for corp. videos, TV documentaries, features. Highly motivational. Aimed at aspiring writers testing fields & experienced writers wanting to expand. Emphasis on idea development, advertising & professional magazine writing, nonfiction books, novels, screenplays. Lots of detail, example. Practical college, adult education textbook for anyone who wants to write.

The Writer's Digest Guide To Query Letters

Author: Wendy Burt-Thomas

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9781582975665

Category: Reference

Page: 240

View: 8536

Make That Crucial, Positive First Impression Anyone who's researched the marketplace knows: The path to publication begins with your query letter. If your query is weak, unfocused, or uninspired, an editor or agent won't even bother to request your article, novel manuscript, or nonfiction book proposal. But a well-crafted, compelling query sent to the right editor or agent is an essential sales tool for fiction writers and the most effective way for nonfiction writers to pre-sell your idea. In this book, professional freelance writer and magazine editor Wendy Burt-Thomas shares practical advice on how to craft persuasive letters that connect with editors and agents and ultimately generate sales for you. You'll learn how to: Conduct targeted research to find suitable editors and agents Hook an editor with a tantalizing lead and shape a summary that compels editors to buy Select the strongest slant for your book or article Use research and interview shortcuts that keep your query prep profitable Make your query rejection-proof by weeding out subtle mistakes that can sabotage your project Communicate your author platform and sell yourself as the best writer for the subject Complete with dozens of sample queries–some that landed article assignments, agents, or book deals, and others that never stood a chance–this book offers you a comprehensive strategy for presenting your writing ideas in a way that will increase your chances of publication. Though the title may lead some to believe it's strictly to be shelved as a reference manual, The Writer's Digest Guide to Query Letters is a smooth read from cover to cover.

Das Leben und das Schreiben

Memoiren

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641054001

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 9424

„Ich schreibe so lange, wie der Leser davon überzeugt ist, in den Händen eines erstklassigen Wahnsinnigen zu sein.“ Stephen King Während der Genesung nach einem schweren Unfall schreibt Stephen King seine Memoiren – Leben und Schreiben sind eins. Ein unverzichtbarer Ratgeber für alle angehenden Schriftsteller und eine Fundgrube für alle, die mehr über den König des Horror-Genres erfahren wollen. Ein kluges und gleichzeitig packendes Buch über gelebte Literatur. »Eine Konfession.« Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

The Complete Guide to Writing Fiction

Author: Barnaby Conrad

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 309

View: 1054

A complete and concise guide to writing and selling long and short fiction, including outlining, narrative writing, details, description, pacing, and action.

BECOMING

Meine Geschichte

Author: Michelle Obama

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641227321

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 544

View: 4789

Die kraftvolle und inspirierende Autobiografie der ehemaligen First Lady der USA Michelle Obama ist eine der überzeugendsten und beeindruckendsten Frauen der Gegenwart. Als erste afro-amerikanische First Lady der USA trug sie maßgeblich dazu bei, das gastfreundlichste und offenste Weiße Haus zu schaffen, das es je gab. Sie wurde zu einer energischen Fürsprecherin für die Rechte von Frauen und Mädchen in der ganzen Welt, setzte sich für einen dringend notwendigen gesellschaftlichen Wandel hin zu einem gesünderen und aktiveren Leben ein und stärkte außerdem ihrem Ehemann den Rücken, während dieser die USA durch einige der schmerzlichsten Momente des Landes führte. Ganz nebenbei zeigte sie uns noch ein paar lässige Dance-Moves, glänzte beim „Carpool Karaoke“ und schaffte es obendrein auch, zwei bodenständige Töchter zu erziehen – mitten im gnadenlosen Blitzlichtgewitter der Medien. In diesem Buch erzählt sie nun erstmals ihre Geschichte – in ihren eigenen Worten und auf ihre ganz eigene Art. Sie nimmt uns mit in ihre Welt und berichtet von all den Erfahrungen, die sie zu der starken Frau gemacht haben, die sie heute ist. Warmherzig, weise und unverblümt erzählt sie von ihrer Kindheit an der Chicagoer South Side, von den Jahren als Anwältin und leitende Angestellte, von der nicht immer einfachen Zeit als berufstätige Mutter sowie von ihrem Leben an Baracks Seite und dem Leben ihrer Familie im Weißen Haus. Gnadenlos ehrlich und voller Esprit schreibt sie sowohl über große Erfolge als auch über bittere Enttäuschungen, den privaten wie den öffentlichen. Dieses Buch ist mehr als eine Autobiografie. Es enthält die ungewöhnlich intimen Erinnerungen einer Frau mit Herz und Substanz, deren Geschichte uns zeigt, wie wichtig es ist, seiner eigenen Stimme zu folgen.

The Successful Writer's Guide to Publishing Magazine Articles

Author: Eva Shaw

Publisher: Loveland Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 155

View: 1760

A comprehensive how-to book for both the aspiring author and experienced professional, this title will lead the reader through the mysteries of the world of magazine publishing to discover a satisfying part-time hobby or a lucrative career in writing.

Professional Feature Writing

Author: Bruce Garrison

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135676771

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 528

View: 8226

The new edition of this successful text gives advanced writers and reporters a thorough look at newspaper, magazine, and newsletter feature writing. It includes computer-based research tools and a discussion of online publications and resources. This edition emphasizes three primary aspects of feature writing: *introduction and writing skills--the basics, *article types, and *the collegiate and professional writing life. Readers learn from the narrative, from the advice of professionals, and by example. Each chapter contains excerpts and complete articles from some of the nation's leading publications to illustrate points made in the text.

The Complete Guide to Magazine Article Writing

Author: John M. Wilson

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: 9780898795479

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 294

View: 6234

Offers ideas and examples for non fiction writing, includes checklists, glossaries, interviewing tips, proofreading, guidelines, and more

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Magazine Articles

Author: Jennifer Basye Sander,Sheree Bykofsky

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101158433

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

View: 8399

You're no idiot, of course. You have a reporter's eye, a poet's touch, and you absolutely love to write. Stories, journal entries, letters to the editor - you name it, you know you can write it. But when it comes to selling your ideas to magazines, newspapers and web sites, you feel like the less said, the better. Seeing your words and wisdom printed in black and white seems like a lot more trouble than it's worth. Don't write yourself off just yet! 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Magazine Articles' will help you get where you belong: In Print. In this 'Complete Idiot's Guide', you get answers to all your questions. Who hires writers? What newspaper, magazine, and online editors want from freelancers and how much they might pay for it! How to write effective query and pitch letters. How the internet can help your writing career take off.

A writer's guide to contract negotiations

Author: Richard Balkin

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: 9780898793604

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 149

View: 3047

Covers magazine agreements, book contracts, common clauses, and working with a lawyer or literary agent

Das Omnivoren-Dilemma

Wie sich die Industrie der Lebensmittel bemächtigte und warum Essen so kompliziert wurde

Author: Michael Pollan

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641119804

Category: Cooking

Page: 608

View: 6775

Das Standardwerk über vernünftige Ernährung Der Mensch gehört von der Konsititution seiner Verdauungsorgane her zu den Omnivoren, den Allesfressern. Das war in der Evolution sicherlich nützlich. Doch das heutige Überangebot von Nahrungsmitteln in Supermärkten und Schnellrestaurants bringt nicht nur ihn selbst körperlich an den Rand des Abgrunds, sondern ruiniert auch noch seinen Lebensraum und sein soziales Umfeld. Mit Biss und investigativer Recherche sieht sich Pollan um, wie unsere Nahrungsmittel hergestellt und verarbeitet werden, vom Maisfeld über Cheeseburger mit Pommes bis zum Öko-Menü. Er öffnet uns die Augen für unser gestörtes Essverhalten und für den Weg zurück zu Einfachheit und Genuss.

The writer's guide to self-promotion and publicity

Author: Elane Feldman

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 212

View: 4432

Explores ways to publicize and promote yourself as a writer--how to be taken seriously by an agent, and how to keep your name in the minds of newspaper or magazine editors