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Old 08-31-2007, 09:26 AM
 
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I am currently writing for a small local paper. I write a variety of topics, mostly local stuff for them.
I would like to expand the places my work appears. There are many websites that claim to link writers with the seekers, but you need to pay to use it.
I think it seems fishy.
Are there any sites anyone pays to use that have been helpful to your career? Any other tips?
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Old 08-31-2007, 03:38 PM
 
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Does your newspaper have a web site? If not suggest to your boss that you take the newspaper online. That would be one way to get your articles out there.
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Old 08-31-2007, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Alabama!
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You know how to make a small fortune doing freelance writing??
Start with a big fortune.
Seriously, look into trade publications. These are magazines that address a particular industry, but they aren't writers. Many of them use freelance articles but you have to be able come up with your own story ideas. They aren't imaginative enough to come up with their own.
Certainly church publications could use some better writers. Most of them are abysmal.
With the proliferation of Web sites, it seems like writing should be a promising career. Trouble is, nobody wants to pay.
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Old 09-02-2007, 11:59 PM
 
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Try this book (damn, how the hell do you underline...?)

"Starting Your Career as a Freelance Writer" by Moira Anderson Allen.

Helped me out.
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Old 09-10-2007, 10:55 PM
 
Location: Alabama!
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Try this book (damn, how the hell do you underline...?)
Highlight what you want to underline. Then click on u at the top of the message box. Just line MS Word. Don't remove the bracketed U's.
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Old 11-06-2008, 01:03 AM
 
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If want to earn more and more, go for projectesource.com
Thanks.
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