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gymbrall From: gymbrall Date: March 2nd, 2007 01:13 am (UTC) (Link)

very cool

This has been bookmarked. I now visit there daily and pretend to be an actual freelance writer who makes actual freelance money working for an actual freelance magazine that's called something cool, like The Magazine or Things written downe, or - this is the coolest one, Freelance. I like to just sit and think about it. Freelancily.

Sometimes, after I take my medicine, I put my pants on.
aspiring2live From: aspiring2live Date: March 4th, 2007 11:27 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: very cool

Oooo. We should get t-shirts printed that say Free Lance on the back and when people ask about it, we could say it's advertising because we are FreeLance writers. And then they would want to hire us. I think this would work well at gun shows, maybe.

My magazine title of choice: Freedom's Lance.

Leisure Freelancery (with spin-offs dedicated to photography and skinny dipping)
The Lance (mightier than the pen)
Lance End (writing supplies catalog)

Medicine? Bah.
brknconfidents From: brknconfidents Date: March 4th, 2007 05:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
Magazines are a REALLY good place to start. Many of them will ask for bylines...which basically means your name appearing on an article from another publication. This is as simple as a few newspaper articles.

If you do a little research, you may even find that writing articles online will work as well. All of the writing samples I used for my current job as a technical writer were published bylines from the internet. This is a good place to start. It's also a good place to find free web content on any subject.

If you can find a specialty magazine, for example, I found one on Diabetes...they tend to pay very well for an article. I have 2 people in my family with Diabetes and at least one friend. My expert quotes are covered. That's the thing about article writing...anyone is an expert.

For more great info check out the Writer's Market line of books. They range from Magazines to children's books and list the publishers and markets. In addition, they also have informtion for a lot of the markets about what they are specifically looking for.

Good luck everyone in all of your writing endeavors. I hope this helps.
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