Thursday, January 10, 2008

Some Basics on Magazine Writing

Blank page. You roll the paper into the typewriter and sit there poised with your hands on the keys. Or maybe you turn on your computer and sit with an empty screen. What do you write?

Many writers and would-be writers have told me how that blank page petrifies them. In this article, we'll explore my technique for putting together a magazine article from idea to finished product.

Getting over the Hump
It's a rare day that I have trouble putting those initial words on paper. I always do some preparation ahead of time, then use a slight trick. Ideas for magazine articles are everywhere and the places to write are just as plentiful. Maybe you have an interesting personal experience story that you can capture? Possibly you have been involved in a ministry and created some unique materials that you'd like to tell to others through a how-to article. Maybe you've compiled some teaching on a topic from the Bible and would like to get that into print.
Or if you don't have any material from your own experience to write about, consider interviewing some interesting people around you and writing their story for publication.

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