How I Got My First Magazine Assignment – and You Can Too

It only takes one yes. After  giving up my childhood dream of being an archaelogist, I turned my attention to writing – specifically writing for magazines.  Here’s what happened: I went to my first writer’s conference in Phoenix, Arizona where the editor of Arizona Highways  told a story about assigning articles to three freelancers. But, as it turned out, […]

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How To Find the Heart of a Story

If you’ve read my blog posts: Anatomy of an Article, Parts 1 and 2, you’ll know I’m a great one for note-taking.  Take a minute and read those two posts, then come back and read this . I recently traveled to Aztec Ruins in northern New Mexico, which was once occupied by what we called Anasazi; today […]

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Write Your Way to Understanding

If you think you know what you think about something, write about it. You may be surprised at what you discover. I thought I knew what I thought about my desk (pretty much nothing) until I wrote about three objects that inhabit my desktop. Not only was I surprised at how the three were connected, […]

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Today Oct 9 – Grab 18 Great Books for $.99 each

Sometimes, self-publishing seems completely overwhelming. There’s so much to learn and not enough time to do it. What if you could learn it all and get a ton of cheap self-publishing resources all in a single day? March to a Bestseller 3 is a one-day sale on books for authors, but it’s so much more. […]

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