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Thursday, May 10, 2007

Thursday Tip...Wanna write non-fiction?

My number one suggestion for non-fiction is to start with articles. Most publishers won’t consider your books until they seen that you are consistently getting your message out there in articles. (Plus, you reach thousands of people!)

Check out Sally Stuart's Christian Writer’s Market. There are THOUSANDS of mags looking for articles. Then, when you get the sample magazines (which you MUST do) tailor your article to their style. It works every time~

Tricia

2 comments:

Amy Jane said...

I put a new question on the May 3 entry below.

Tricia Goyer said...

To answer you question:

I think that ANY writing helps you in the long run. Seriously.

It gets you used to working with editors.

Gets your name out there.

Hones your skills.

Plus, you are reaching people with your message!

And ... editors move. And if they like you they will take you with them.

Including to BOOK publishing houses.

Yes, it's happened to me!