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How to Write Articles That Sell: Tips for Freelance Writers

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In this video I explain the fundamentals of how to write articles that editors will buy. To learn about freelance writing in more detail, go here: http://hubpages.com/@austinhackney For my informal ramblings and long-form essays, my blog is here: http://austinhackney.co.uk
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Kevin Ouellet (1 year ago)
How should I shop publishers? Is there a thought on how or who i should i submit work too?
Austin Hackney (1 year ago)
Hi Kevin, There are several ways to find markets/publishers to write for or sell your work to: 1. Look through magazines, newspapers and journals at the newsstand or library and note the contact details for those you'd like to write for 2. Use a search engine online - look for "submission guidelines", "write for us", "call for submissions," "writers' markets", etc. 3. Use listings services such as Duotrope's Digest and Freedom with Writing 4. Join writers' forums and blogs where market information is shared 5. Contact local businesses, small presses, radio stations, etc. 6. Search job boards using terms such as "Content Writer", "Freelance Writer", "Staff Writer", "Features Writer", "Technical Writer", etc. When you've made a list of likely prospects, check their guidelines and follow them assiduously. Polish your finished piece or proposal to perfection. Submit it. Move on to the next one. Rinse and repeat. Good luck!
Keyan kavian (1 year ago)
Hi Austin, would you ever do a library/office tour?
Austin Hackney (1 year ago)
Haha! No problem. I thought it was an odd way to approach me for a library tour! I had just been discussing a tour of libraries in the SE of UK for next year and so I was "tuned in" to interpreting things that way. Well, the answer is almost the same, in any case. Yes, in principle. But right now, as I'm in the midst of selling my house and moving everything full-time to Italy, all my books are currently in boxes and my desk disappeared into the back of a van a few days ago. Everything will be in storage for a few months. So perhaps next year! I had some 3,000 books in my library at the last count, so I'm not sure how I'd do it. Perhaps pick favorites in each section. Something to think about. But thanks for the suggestion, and I have noted it for the future. :)
Keyan kavian (1 year ago)
Sorry Austin, I meant library/office tour as if you could film your library and office and show us where you do most of you work and go through your fabulous collection of books. I thought it'd be interesting, I really admire your book collection. Sorry for the confusion.
Austin Hackney (1 year ago)
Hi Keyan, In principle, yes. It would all depend on location, scheduling, and fees. But we'd be looking at 2018/9 before I had space in the diary. I suggest you follow me on Twitter (@AGHackney) in the first instance, then you can DM me your proposal and we can take it from there.

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