Write to Publish: Writing Feature Articles for Magazines, Newspapers and Corporate and Community Publications
Whether you want to make a living as a freelance journalist, edit a newsletter, or just contribute occasional articles to a small publication, this book gives you all the information you need to get started: from the initial idea, to the research, writing and editing, to placing it with the right publisher.
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Studying the marketplace
Types of articles
Drafting and crafting
The top and the tail of the story
Adding value to your story
Presenting and selling your work
You are a published writer
Legal and ethical issues
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Page 110 - Your purpose is to work out your thinking on the topic and, in order to do that, you have to be able to sit down and let the words flow on paper.
Page 189 - ... reasonable members of the community; • lead people to ridicule, avoid or despise that person; or • injure that person's reputation in business trade or profession.
Page 65 - In the tradition of the hard news story, you need to get out there and find out the who, what, when, where, why and how of your story.
Page xiii - Acknowledgements We would like to thank the following people who helped us directly and indirectly in the process of writing this book.