Tag: freelancer

Business Cards: A Writer’s Secret Weapon

Now, we’re going to talk about something that all freelance writers really should have in their arsenal, even if you’re just starting out. Business cards. You may feel silly thinking about ordering a box of business cards before you even have your first few magazine clips, but in my opinion, the importance of business cards…

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5 Ways to Send More Queries

The more queries you send, the higher your chances are of being published. But how does one go about writing multiple query letters in a timely manner? Here are 5 tips to help you write more query letters this month: 1. Send simultaneous submissions Some editors frown on sending simultaneous submissions (sending the exact same…

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Tips for Writing Captivating Headlines

If you’re anything like me, creating an intriguing headline can be the hardest part of a magazine assignment. After all, if your headline is a dud, who’s going to want to read the rest of your work. That’s a lot of pressure for five to seven little words! When it’s time for me to come…

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Five Ways to Get over Rejection

Today we’re going to talk about rejection. It’s not a fun topic, but it’s something that is important to discuss, because as a newbie freelancer (and even as an established freelancer!), rejection happens a lot. But it’s normal, even expected, and it’s something you will have to get used to if you’re going to make…

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New Year, New Angles

As writers, the holidays should be much more than just a time for celebration (though, of course, there’s plenty of room for that, too!). For freelance writers, all of the annual holidays should also serve as triggers to brainstorm potential story angles. These special occasions offer the perfect opportunity to come up with timely story “hooks”…

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