Category Archives: Magazine article

Describing The Elephant: Part 4 (Conclusion)

<—— continued from here I moved back with my parents for a year. My Dad was a doctor and he put me in touch with the best psychologists and psychiatrists. None helped. They thought my experience closely resembled post-traumatic stress … Continue reading

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An Excellent Guide to Writing Cover Letters and to Making Pitches

Format Magazine is out with a great page on pitching editors: https://www.format.com/magazine/resources/art/how-to-get-published-advice (external link) They advise most of what I’ve recommended over the years but I’d add a few things. Consider making two or three pitches in an e-mail. An … Continue reading

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Describing The Elephant: Part 2

<——- continued from here John Gray was a busy company. In the late 80’s, we did a million dollars of business each year, operating within a sixty-mile radius of Davis. We had four telephone lines into our undersized office and … Continue reading

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Describing The Elephant: Part 1

In 2017 the Temenos Journal published my first creative nonfiction essay. I’m reproducing it here. It’s called “Describing The Elephant.” It’s a long read and often painful, but there is hope at the end, just like all good stories. I penned … Continue reading

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Slack Time

I am in between major writing assignments. Two of my articles are in process, that is, they are getting ready for print, but I have nothing new to occupy my time, save for my regular work from my Vancouver employer. … Continue reading

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Why Freelance Magazine Article Writing Is Not a Paying Profession

Too many websites say there’s big money in freelancing articles. Too many sites lie. If  good money did exist these website operators would be writing the articles themselves, instead of trying to sell a system to somebody else. These sites … Continue reading

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Marketing Thoughts – An Argument Against Social Media

The best marketing for a writer is their own writing, showcased at an ad-free website kept current by frequent blogging. I don’t see any value in Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook. Maybe a LinkedIn presence if you want a social media … Continue reading

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