So I sat down last night, trying to think of things I could write about for articles. At first, I couldn’t think of anything. I figured I didn’t have much life experience that would translate into freelance article writing. Then, after a few minutes, I couldn’t stop. I came up with four pages worth of topics and only stopped because the sun was coming up. I couldn’t sleep so now I’m up again.
There is such a huge market for articles the possibilities are endless. Think about past life experiences: where did you work, got kids?, how about religion, or the military? My husbands favorite subject is politics. What are the things that you are an “expert” in? And if you need a little additional help, just released it’s yearbook edition with a great article on finding sources for interview.
I guess I just didn’t realize how much I know about different things. For instance, I want to publish an article on easy vegan recipes but I also want to do a series of articles on paganism. If you, after reading this, still can’t think of something, whip out your handy-dandy writer’s market guide. If you don’t have one, get one. They really are a great investment. There is even one for short story/novel writers. While you’re at it, pick up a copy of The Fourth Genre. My creative writing teacher used excerpts in class and it is the standard textbook for creative non-fiction.
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