Category Archives: Magazine Writers

Feature Articles about People are Popular

Features about people are always in demand. We are naturally curious, and we love to read about other people who do interesting things. It’s uncommon to find people who don’t like to talk about themselves, if they have interesting lives. … Continue reading

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Learn These Easy Steps to Become a Great Wordsmith!

You can be a great wordsmith! You don’t have to be naturally creative to become one. All you need is Selma Glasser’s classic book The Analogy Book of Related Words: Your Secret Shortcut to Power Writing. I don’t usually review … Continue reading

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Gifted Writer Draws Inspiration From Intriguing Background

Alicia Hilton doesn’t have a problem finding things to write about. With an intriguing and accomplished background as an FBI Special Agent, an attorney and law professor, and a fine art consultant, ideas that she can formulate into expressive writing … Continue reading

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Feature Writers: Make Your Work Publishable and Praised by Readers

When you write for newspapers and magazines, you must always consider whether your article is not only likely to be published by editors, but if it will be praised by readers. Popularity of writers leads to more writing assignments for … Continue reading

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On Language Patrol: Avoid These Expressions

I’ve been keeping track again of stale language I’ve read in newspapers and magazines these past few weeks. Feature writers and columnists shouldn’t resort to using these hackneyed terms and phrases: 1) pork barrel 2) acid test 3) bone of … Continue reading

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Consider Your Future as a Successful Writer

Like any other goal in life, if you want to be a successful writer, you have to define where you are now and where you want to go. If you define your writing goals, you can achieve them. They must … Continue reading

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Feature Writers: Consider Your Description

When I taught  journalism, I harped on students to be more descriptive in writing features for publication. Below are some descriptive sentences that I’ve pulled from some of their papers: 1)  Soft drinks shoot out of a gun that looks … Continue reading

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