Score the best assignments and make more money with this rule-breaking advice from two writers who sell to magazines you want to write for!
You want more acceptances from editors? Would you like your writing income to grow this year? Stop following the advice of writers who insist you can't pitch to national magazines until you've sold 15 articles to regional publications, or that you must follow the magazine's writer guidelines to a T. Instead, learn from a dozen successful magazine writers how to build your own profitable, fulfilling freelance career in which you can take pride.
For over 20 years Linda Formichelli and Diana Burrell have written for top magazines and newspapers you can find on every newsstand including Family Circle, Woman's Day, Cook's Illustrated, Parenting, Redbook, Fortune Small Business, Writer's Digest, Oxygen, The Boston Globe, Self, Inc., and dozens more. They pitch magazines they've never read, call editors to pitch ideas, research extensively before they even get an assignment, and usually follow their own inclinations rather than the official directions. They've negotiated for more money and better terms without risking their careers, learned that editors are not the writer-gobbling monsters many freelancers fear, and established long-term relationships with editors at top publications. And in The Renegade Writer, they share all their tips and tricks so you, too, can become the go-to writer editors love.
When the first edition of The Renegade Writer was published in 2003, it helped thousands of magazine writers around the world find more (and better) ideas, break into new (or tough) markets, research and write their articles with more efficiency, and get paid more money...and showed them that the freelance life can be extremely profitable when they use their brains instead of tired-old rules. This third edition, which has been an Amazon best-seller in the journalism category, includes new "rules" that freelancers can break, updates on the featured writers from our second edition, and new Q&As with successful rule-busting writers.
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Linda Formichelli has written for over 150 magazines, from Pizza Today to Woman's Day; authored and co-authored over a dozen books, including Commit: How to Blast Through Problems & Reach Your Goals Through Massive Action; and guest posted at top blogs like Copyblogger, Tiny Buddha, and Write to Done.
Diana Burrell is a Boston-based food writer, recipe developer, and author who has written for Parenting, Cook's Illustrated, The Boston Globe, Kiwi, Family Circle, Psychology Today, Writer's Digest, and many other national, regional, and closed-circulation publications.