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Super

Can be good fun and you can earn some money along ...

Is time consuming, rejection slips are painful

Writing for magazines can be fun. Don’t be mislead into thinking it is easy and you will make a fast buck. It is time consuming but as long as you enjoy what you are doing, hopefully, in time you will make some money along the way. There are so many writers out there trying to get published you...

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As a beginner you need advice on how to start!

You may already know all this

INTRODUCTION This review has been written as an inspiration to all would-be writers. Since being a child I had a burning ambition to write and after a lot of hard work trying to find out how to go about submitting items for publication I have now become a published writer for different magazines...

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Excellent

Varied and Exciting

You need a thick skin

I used to write a column and features for women's UK magazines. I only stopped because I was commissioned to write a radio script. But I had (and still don't have) any special training or friends in the business. I happened to send in an idea that appealed to the features editor of the magazine...

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Excellent

“WRITE AND SELL YOUR WORK.”

published 30/08/2004

Gives you independance and satisfaction.

You do get rejections.

I was unaware that this item was tucked away in the Ciao cafe, and when I found it, I thought that I would share with readers a very important part of my life and how I make my living because all of the downfalls I have made in getting successful may help some would-be writer to become a...

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Super

Nice work when you can get it

You have to work hard to get the work

So you’re an experienced, ambitious ciao writer and reader with the confidence and skills to communicate well via the written (or keyboarded) word, and want to pitch yourself into the heady, sometimes shark-infested waters of writing for magazines? Well, there’s no standard way to...

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Excellent

“Writing for Trade Magazines”

published 04/01/2002

Good scope. Lots of trade Magazines

Adherance to deadlines is vital

For many freelance writers there are good chances for getting published and paid through the medium of "The Trades." Quite a few of today's big-name writers first got into print in the trade journals and a lot of lesser-known writers find this an easy-to-write and sell-to segment of the literary...

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Excellent

“Writing for Magazines”

published 22/08/2001

Great Way To make More Money

Needs A Lot of research

Know Your Rights- a guide to selling international rights to your work by John Dunne Fifteen years ago when I was new to international freelancing I self syndicated many stories and features to magazines and newspapers around the globe. Over-enthusiastic and eager forevery sale I endangered my...

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Excellent

“Staying a happy amateur”

published 06/09/2002

Written by an editor

He's sometimes irritable and sarcastic

Are you happy being an amateur writer? Do you want to stay in that happy state? Then just follow the tips below in all your submissions to magazines. Don't address the editor by name. After all, there may be many editorial staff at the publication just waiting to jump at the chance to read your...

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Super

I'm the boss. Sort of.

The Ed pays my wages. Maybe

This is the question a features editor put to me at 4pm on a day when I had to be in 6 different places at the one time and take the kids to the dentist and pick up the dry cleaning and and and... You get the idea, right? So what did I say? I said, 'Well of course, no problem; I'll make sure it's...

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Super

“Reader first, You second.”

published 23/11/2004

Good money earner

Rejection

Writing for a magazine can be tricky, you never can be too sure of your target audience. How do you know if a sentence will be precieved well by a eight year old but also by a thirty five year old dentist. When writing for a magazine, humour is essential, don't bore you reader with facts but make...

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