Write to Publish: Writing Feature Articles for Magazines, Newspapers and Corporate and Community Publications

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Allen & Unwin, 1999 - Creative writing - 200 pages
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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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Contents

Being a professional writer
16
Studying the marketplace
33
Good ideas
42
Types of articles
54
Research
64
Interviewing
77
Writing skills
92
Drafting and crafting
109
The top and the tail of the story
124
Adding value to your story
134
Presenting and selling your work
141
You are a published writer
154
Legal and ethical issues
189
Index
197
Copyright

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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.

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About the author (1999)

Authors Vin Maskell and Gina Perry have extensive experience as freelance writers. Between them they have worked in suburban newspapers, in corporate journalism as well being published widely in national and state newspapers and magazines. Vin Maskell's articles have appeared in The Australian and The Age, and he is editor of Rhythms magazines. Gina Perry's articles have been published in the Herald-Sun, The Sunday Age and numerous corporate publications. She is psychology writer for For Me and Womens Health magazine. Both teach in the TAFE Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing at Victoria University in Melbourne.

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