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Freelance Writer, Article Writing

Being a freelance writer isn’t easy, but it is rewarding. In this section you’ll find information about advanced article writing, finding new markets, selling your work, freelance writing jobs and getting paid. You’ll learn how to turn articles into cash and living the writing life.

It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s Your Lead!

Take a cue from great newspaper articles: Use snazzy and surprising leads that grab your readers’ curiosity and keep them hooked until the end. Read more

“Ever So Humble”

“Ever So Humble” Read more

Freelance Success

Freelance writer Tom Harpole, whose work has appeared in Sports Illustrated, Outdoor Life and Air & Space Smithsonian, shares how he found success as a freelancer. Read more

Tips for Landing Your Own Newspaper Column

Getting your own regular column with a newspaper today is as difficult as it is rewarding. The competition for landing these coveted spots is steadily increasing as the circulation of many dailies continues to shrink. Award-winning columnist Cynthia G. La Ferle offers advice and encouragement for writers struggling to break into this golden market. Read more

Mix Mastery

Variety is the spice of life and the spice of your articles. Cook up sources from different people and places to please all tastes. Read more

What is a Blog?

Q: While I’ve read several sites referred to as “blogs,” I’m not really sure what a blog is. What is a blog? —Christopher B. A: From writers at award-winning newspapers, to magazine … Read more

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