Writing for Magazines: Top Tips by Freelance Writer Linda Formichelli and Editor Laura Pepper Wu

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Learn how to get started writing for magazines, how to build a portfolio and get around the “no experience” issue, how and what to pitch to a magazine, and “dos and don’ts” of communicating with an editor. With Linda Formichelli (veteran freelance writer for Redbook, WebMD, Women’s Health, Family Circle, Writer’s Digest and more), and Laura Pepper Wu, Editor at The Write Life Magazine. www.thewritelifemagazine.com.
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When pitching a magazine story, match the story to the magazine and follow the submission guidelines. Pitch a magazine story successfully with tips from an author in this free video on writing techniques.

John Graden
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  1. James McCluskey says:

    can I submit something I wrote about Garth Brooks?..

  2. Dovile Loz says:

    Great information! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  3. tim mellis says:

    Is it like this: I pitch to GQ, "Hey man! do this exercise for 5 minutes a week and your thing will get bigger and stronger!" and then I tell them to attach a weight to their thing in a certain way and tell them to lift? Picture it, a bunch of old guys dragging weights around by their nuts. Honestly man, is that how it works?

  4. Peterson Teixeira says:

    Freelace writing since 1997? Wow that's lucky!
    Yeah, that "learning process" cycle can imprision you if you let it. Nice tips 🙂

  5. abdul ghani abdul karim says:

    That's the main reason when I read any article I don't understand the mentioned points

  6. The Al Show says:

    Some good advice here.
    As a freelancer for magazines and newspapers for nearly 20 years, I disagree only with the idea that all you need to know is querying or writing a query letter.
    To freelance for magazines or even newspapers or websites (if you want to go there), you should do research first-research magazine markets, research magazines themselves, research how to write for magazines.
    So, when you do query, you will be ready to prepared to write articles and get published.
    Beyond that, Formichelli provides sound advice here.

  7. MMWriterGirl says:

    Thanks for this. A great interview!

  8. Johnny says:

    Thank you for this!

  9. WriteRightRite says:

    One of the best interviews I've watched on writing — those questions were spot on, exactly what I wanted to know.

  10. Rob S says:

    Fantastic interview. Extremely helpful 🙂

  11. jim dandy says:

    🙂 great advice and why does this smiley face look so retarded lol

  12. Peter Wade says:

    Good video pletnyof good tips.

    Contrary to what the other person who commneted said I like people who speak quickly it proves you know what you are talking about and can think quickly.

    People who talk slowly usually are thinking slowly and we have not got time to wait for their pearls of


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