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Posted August 23, 2002
This Book Sold Magazine Articles For Me
Before reading this book, I'd written and sold a couple of short fiction stories but had never tried nonfiction. I liked the idea of writing magazine articles but had no idea how to go about it. I picked up 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Magazine Articles' because I like their simplified approach to topics and because I'd read the other IDIOT'S GUIDE Sheree Bykofsky co-wrote (Complete Idiot's Guide to Getting Published). The Idiot's Guide to Publishing Magazine Articles gives you a no-nonsense approach from start to finish, covering things like studying the market, generating ideas, querying editors, assignments, conducting interviews, and actually writing the article, as well as some tips on book proposals, the life of a magazine writer (waiting/praying for checks), even taxes. After I read 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Magazine Articles' I thought up a couple ideas, fired off some queries, and sold three articles the month after I bought the book. Now I'm working on assignment (not spec) writing a second piece for one of the magazines to which I sold an article last month. If you can write and if you have something interesting to say, this book and a copy of 'Writer's Market' are the twin pillars on which you can build a freelance career. Charles Hustmyre New Orleans, LA
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Posted August 26, 2000
I actually got published!
This book is all you need to break into the journalism business! It teaches about clips, glossies, queries, and so much more. I even got published in a magazine! This is a must read for anyone wanting to publish magazine articles!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.