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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.

Learn How to be a Columnist

You Can Write a Column is the only book of its kind that offers an insider”s perspective on this special field, blending practical writing instruction with savvy marketing advice to help you create successful columns for everything from neighborhood newspapers to high profile magazines. Click below for exercises to use whether you already write column or aspire to do so. Read more

What Editors Won’t Tell You (But We Will)

There are some things you‘ll never read about in a publisher‘s writers‘ guidelines. You have to either hang around the editor‘s office and eavesdrop or find a friend who‘s able to extract … Read more

5 Secrets to Fending Off Rejection Slips

Nonfiction columnist David Fryxell, outlines the five secrets to writing query letters that can help fend off rejection slips. Read more

Tips for Journalists About Publicists

When you are researching a featured article for a magazine or newspaper, more often than not you will have a run-in with a publicist. Journalist and freelancer Geoff Williams shares his advice on about making the first move. Read more

Getting into the Glossies

Those big-name magazines with a million-plus readers can be cracked by everyday freelancers, too. These six tips will help you glide past the velvet ropes. 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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