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Marcia Yudkin – Writing Articles About the World Around You: How people and places you know can spark ideas for hundreds of saleable articles

Writing Articles
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Get started writing for magazines, and learn to make a living at it. Through examples, explanations and tips, Writing Articles About the World Around You demonstrates how to generate original and saleable article ideas using information that is part of your everyday life. Even if you live in Nowheresville, you’ll learn how to recognize topics and angles that can interest editors at magazines and newspapers.

  • Use your experience, on-the-job knowledge and everyday life to develop how-to articles, reviews, and opinion pieces
  • Create interest in ordinary or unusual topics using the elements of timeliness, curiosity, empathy and entertainment value
  • Highlight people you know or you can easily track down in fascinating profiles, Q&As, and roundups
  • Write travel features about nearby places that you probably take for granted
  • Master the mechanics of good article writing, including the article structure editors expect and readable prose
  • Target the right publications for your work with persuasive query letters
  • Understand the key issues to discuss with your editor – deadline, angle, length, payment, kill fee and publishing rights
  • Decide whether you want to build a fun sideline to what you currently do or a new full-time career as a freelance writer

    Author Marcia Yudkin entertains and teaches you with her experiences writing for local and national magazines as well as the insights of dozens of successful writing-from-home freelancers involved in everything from riding, gardening, and home repair to business, aviation, and the arts.

    Author of 17 books, Marcia Yudkin has been turning words into money since 1981, when her first freelance article appeared in the New York Times. She is the author of 6 Steps to Free Publicity, Meatier Marketing Copy, Inspired! and Web Site Marketing Makeover, among others. She has landed publicity in the Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur, Women in Business, USBanker, and dozens of newspapers around the world. Marcia lives part of the year on Maui and the rest of the time in the woods of Western Massachusetts.

  • Listening Length: 7 hours and 32 minutes
    Version: Unabridged
    Publisher: Creative Ways Publishing
    Release Date: November 15, 2012

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