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|Section 1: You're on your way to becoming a nationally-published author!|
Introduction and welcome!
Some of my work.Preview
Benefits to being a nationally-published authorPreview
Goals of this course
What you will need for this course
The writing trade
|Section 2: Getting you published!|
What you'll need before approaching a national magazine
Notes on choosing a topic
Breaking into print!
The world of blogging
Digital and online magazines!
Tips for successful writing
How to approach a magazine or newspaper with an article idea!
Your first published clip!
|Section 3: Moving up to larger publications|
Research your market!
Finding submission guidelines online
Look for features!
Writing exercise #1
Writing exercise #2
Editors as allies
What editors want
How to sell your idea to a national editor
Preparing your query letter!
Query letter clinic
|Quiz 1||1 question|
Which one of these do you need for your query package?
A note on submissions
Dealing with an editor
What to do when you get an assignment
Writing and submitting your manuscript
When to use a pen name
Congratulations! You are a nationally-published author!
I began my nationally-published writing career with no real, relevant information on the publishing trade, and today I am an editor, publisher and a nationally-published author dozens of times over. If I can enter the publishing trade with no practical experience, so can you, and I tell you exactly how to do this in this short, informative course!