CLASS for Article Writing & Queries

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CLASS for Article Writing & Queries

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CLASS for Article Writing & Queries

Postby boohiss13 » Fri Jul 31, 2009 10:21 am

Hiya, all, I'm Boohiss and new to the neighborhood!

I'm searching high and low for a REALLY GOOD online class about Article Writing, preferably with info on queries as well.

My budget is low, but if 100 people clammor over a certain class and it's outta my reach, I'll find a way. At this point I'm just pulling my hair out, as there are sooooooooo many classes, but how to know what is good and what's a snore?

I'd really appreciate any advice!

THANKS!

Boo

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RE: CLASS for Article Writing & Queries

Postby Georganna » Fri Jul 31, 2009 2:34 pm

Well, boy howdy!  Did you ever come to the right place.  Writer's Digest offers online workshops. See the schedule at http://www.writersonlineworkshops.com/r ... s-schedule

Another resource I've heard is good are the Gotham Writers Workshops at http://www.writingclasses.com/

Good luck!


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Re: CLASS for Article Writing & Queries

Postby Brian A. Klems » Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:43 pm

Here you can learn more about Writer's Digest's online writing classes.
http://www.writersdigestshop.com/writing-classes

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Re: CLASS for Article Writing & Queries

Postby mammamaia » Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:22 am

you can learn for free by simply studying articles published in the venues you would be submitting to...

and as a new and unknown writer, you wouldn't be writing queries about proposed articles, just a cover letter to accompany your completed, submitted article...

and if you need help along the way, i mentor aspiring writers for free...

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Re: CLASS for Article Writing & Queries

Postby James A. Ritchie » Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:12 am

mammamaia wrote:you can learn for free by simply studying articles published in the venues you would be submitting to...

and as a new and unknown writer, you wouldn't be writing queries about proposed articles, just a cover letter to accompany your completed, submitted article...

and if you need help along the way, i mentor aspiring writers for free...

love and hugs, maia
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Well, no. Even unpublished writers still need to send queries, and not already written articles. Actually, they should do both. You send a few completed articles to departments and columns, and to small magazines that will take them, but very, very few quality magazines will look at completed articles.

Editors do read and respond to queries from unpublished writers. The only difference is that new writers will be asked to write the article on spec, and a selling writer is offered a contract before the article is written.

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Re: CLASS for Article Writing & Queries

Postby mammamaia » Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:36 am

many magazines just have you send the article/story, instead of querying first... you need to follow the guidelines of each one...

http://www.freelancewriting.com/guideli ... d/1704.php
of the 4 i chose at random from this list, 2 wanted queries first and 2 would accept unsolicited submissions... so i guess it depends on the venue...
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