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The Complete Guide to Writing & Selling Magazine Articles


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About the book:

THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO WRITING & SELLING MAGAZINE ARTICLES by Peggy Fielding and Dan Case, not only tells you what subjects to write about but also where to go to get help with your writing. The book warns that in order to be considered a professional by editors, publishers and contest judges, you need to choose the right subjects but you must also lay your work out in the correct manner. THE GUIDE shows you the way to make your work look really good, really finished, really professional. The inspirational pep talks are in themselves worth the cost of the book. When you read of the successes of other writers and how they did it, you realize that you too, can do it; Researching writing and selling your nonfiction articles. Following Case and Fielding's directions can shorten the time from WANTING to write to REACHING the goal of publication for pay. Their formula for writing magazine articles might be the only help you need to put your career on the right track if you've already been fooling around with writing in some way. They put your pen or typewriter or computer on the EXACT path that leads to the goal you always wanted to attain. The book actually makes formatting an article easy to do.

And the book offers the secrets of sidebars and ways of illustrating your piece which can add a good many dollars to your every sale. You'll actually learn what a sidebar is and what it can do for your work.

The big deal in the book comes in Chapter Seven where you learn all about the secret key to selling your articles and it gives you a step-by-step way to go about preparing and using that key. Chapter Fifteen reveals another secret piece of information, something that Fielding and Case say is not known even by editors? even though they recognize it when it's missing. Markets, addresses for email contacts and a world of other stuff make this book an absolute necessity for people who want to sell what they write. The real clincher: It is fun to read and the many "Chicken Writer" cartoons are hilarious. Get a copy now.

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