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The Magazine Writer's Handbook

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The Magazine Writer's Handbook offers insightful strategies addressing virtually every aspect of writing a magazine article for publication. Designed to be useful for both experienced magazine writers and those seeking to break into the magazine-writing industry, this handbook provides an exhaustive step-by-step approach taking the reader through every stage of the publication process. From targeting the right publication to constructing a professional article, and from dealing with legal considerations to ...
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Overview

The Magazine Writer's Handbook offers insightful strategies addressing virtually every aspect of writing a magazine article for publication. Designed to be useful for both experienced magazine writers and those seeking to break into the magazine-writing industry, this handbook provides an exhaustive step-by-step approach taking the reader through every stage of the publication process. From targeting the right publication to constructing a professional article, and from dealing with legal considerations to working with editors, the revised edition of The Magazine Writer's Handbook will be an indispensable addition to any writer's desk. Extensively published in popular trade magazines, the authors dispense their knowledge in this handbook to help writers of all levels see their work published.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780135437513
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
  • Publication date: 3/1/1983
  • Pages: 263

Meet the Author

Franklynn Peterson and Judi Kesselman-Turkel currently publish the newsletter CPA Computer Report. They have written many hundreds of articles for publications such as Family Circle, Popular Mechanics, Fortune, Parade, and Redbook, for which they have won a number of national journalism awards, and their published books include the Study Smart series, also published by the University of Wisconsin Press. They live in Madison, Wisconsin.

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Table of Contents

Introduction : three keys to successful magazine writing 3
Pt. I The magazine as marketplace
1 What a magazine really is 9
2 How to study magazines as markets 22
3 How to pick the right magazines to be your markets 38
Pt. II The article as marketable property
4 There's more to writing than typing 47
5 Ten standard article formats 50
6 The four elements of a good article 84
7 The three standard writing techniques 99
8 The five commandments no pro forgets 113
Pt. III How to sell your article ideas
9 How to write a dynamite query letter 125
10 Sales tactics 140
Pt. IV How to write your article
11 Research, research, research 157
12 Power interviewing 171
13 Writing the first draft 190
14 Good writing = rewriting 204
Pt. V How to be a pro
15 The writer and the law 229
16 Economics : the 3 Rs of writing 245
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