Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Have Pen, Will Scribble
That writer's group was great. It was full of local writers I had actually read before. Most of the women were former reporters looking to break into the national freelance market. There were a couple of book authors also. I learned a lot and was warmly embraced. I set a new goal (actually its an old goal I'm pulling out the closet and dusting off). I'd like to sell an article to one of the big national women's magazines, like Redbook or LHJ-and I'd like to sell an article to a popular African-American women's magazine like Essense or Body and Soul. These mags hits national markets and I'd love to bring some birth issues into public discourse. I just have to come up with a palatable pitch. I'm glad I've been writing articles all along. I have a body of work to point to to show my writing ability and expertise. With the encouragement and practical tips I recieved, I think I'm ready to write for the big markets.