Article by Wendy McCance
I have spoken with several aspiring writers recently and the consensus is that they feel overwhelmed and lost. The questions of where to begin and how to write a query letter are frequent. I have also heard the question regarding how to pitch an idea to a magazine without having any clips. Breaking into a career as a freelance writer can be daunting. I am lumping myself in with the pack of people who dream of the day where writing is their sole career and a profitable one at that.
I have put myself on a strict plan to write at least one query letter a day in hopes of getting an assignment and a step closer to achieving my dream. I have been finding some amazing websites recently that I thought I would share with you.
I don’t have the answers (yet) as to how to break into the mysterious world of writing, but I definitely feel like I am on the right track. As always, if you have some advice to add, a link to share or a story to tell, please put it in the comment section below. I appreciate the interaction with you, the reader, and have found your thoughts to be a wonderful addition to the topic of the day.
Great Links for Aspiring Writers:
http://www.wow-womenonwriting.com/ This is the best website I have found so far. I love this site!! If there is only one link you are willing to click on, make it this one.
http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/guide-to-literary-agents Wealth of knowledge.
http://krissymediaink.com/ Perfect website for someone beginning a writing career.
http://www.therenegadewriter.com All about the dreaded query with many examples. Priceless.
There are of course many other websites I have perused, but these links by far have been my favorite and most useful sites.
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