This week we’ll continue to make progress toward your profile story. We’ll discuss the freelance writing process we addressed last week with guest speaker Cheryl Wanner, and think about how you’ll pitch your story to a magazine or other publication. Some places you might look for suitable markets include All Freelance Writing, Writers Weekly, and Writers Market (subscription required; $5.99/month, with a 7-day money back guarantee). Some creative Google searching, some browsing of Amazon’s magazine listings, and some time at a large newsstand (as at a major bookstore) might also spark ideas for you.
We’ll also do some exercises on Thursday to re-invigorate the expressiveness of your writing. While news writing should be quite straightforward and plain-spoken, you can be a bit more original and creative in magazine-style writing. These exercises will be fun and will get you out of your writing comfort zone!