Tag Archives: article writing

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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Updates and Enlightments

I’ve been working on a 2,000 word article for an outdoor magazine. Last night I submitted my first draft of that article to the editor. I say first draft because an editor will always want changes and in my experience … Continue reading

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News and Notes

Last week my newsmastering work (internal link) increased substantially. I wrote as many as six posts a day, each new Google alert prompting a shutdown of my other work, to see if an accident report was worthy of writing up. By … Continue reading

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HistoryNet.com Accepting Submissions

HistoryNet.com (external link) is a magazine portal and information hub. Its proprietors publish nine hardcopy magazines and the site itself features articles covering a vast swath of American and international history. The site is now accepting short articles on almost any history subject. … Continue reading

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Morning Musings on Writing

If I had more time I’d write you a shorter letter. Variously attributed Is shorter writing more vigorous writing? All things being equal, is a 300 word essay on penicillin more vigorous than a 3000 word essay? It could certainly … Continue reading

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Writing on Spec

Writing on spec or speculation means submitting writing without a contract, usually a complete or finished work. Normally, an editor approves a query letter and you are sent a contract that outlines what is expected and what you’ll get paid. … Continue reading

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Keep Calm and Keep Writing

I haven’t had much work lately from my Vancouver employer, so I’ve turned to writing articles for the West Sacramento News-Ledger. I have two stories filed, one is under production, and two more are in the future. Local weekly papers … Continue reading

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