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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.

First-person Finesse

There’s a right way and a wrong way to put yourself in an article you’re writing. Know the difference. Read more

An Editor”s Advice on Writing for Teen Literary Magazines

Deborah Vetter, editor of Cicada magazine, talks about reaching teenage readers with short stories, essays and poems. Read more

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

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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