Tag: writing

Propel Your Writing Career With A Winning Attitude

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Talent and skill are important for a writer, but a winning mindset propels a writer to success. Discover the key attitudes you must have in order to keep being productive and get your work published. In this free online workshop, Marlene Legaspi-Munar, a professional writer for more than 20 years, will discuss ways to change…

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Free the writing spirit

free writing

7 Days to a Byline that Pays explains how to tell stories that audiences will read and editors will pay you to write. Dr. Michael Ray Smith, an award-winning writer, communications and media professor, and MTI board member, shared the first few chapters of his book to help you work fast, smart, and get paid for…

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Take a walk, find the story

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By Carla Foote, Fine Print Editorial After a full day of research on her assigned topic, Ann Wroe says, “I have to go out and walk—to get the first paragraph—and decide how to start the article.” Her weekly topic is confirmed at an editorial meeting at noon on Monday. She does research the rest of…

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The Power of Hope

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by Mike Bennett, Life, Hope, & Truth Sometimes pastors are accused of only having one sermon that they give in hundreds of different ways. Some probably think that about my articles. No matter the subject, my underlying theme seems to always return to hope! And has hope ever been needed more than over the last…

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Would you write a guest post for us?

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From time to time a Christian publishing professional like you serves as a guest blogger on our Magazine Training International blog. You may share a publishing difficulty you have overcome, an experience from your publishing journey, new ways you have found to engage your readers during the pandemic, or a description of how your magazine…

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Getting Started and Mastering the Lead

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7 Days to a Byline that Pays explains how to tell stories that audiences will read and editors will pay you to write. Dr. Michael Ray Smith, an award-winning writer, communications and media professor, and MTI board member, shared the first few chapters of his book to help you work fast, smart, and get paid…

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All the resources you may have missed in 2020

We’ve rounded up all the resources you might have missed! Here are our best on-demand workshops and e-books of 2020: [e-book] Advertising sales management [workshop] Social media: Marketing or mission? [e-book] Understanding how to communicate [workshop] Magazine comics: How and why to use them [e-book] How to select manuscripts [workshop] Journalism and the law: Fair…

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Getting started and mastering the lead

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Writing for mass media is different from fiction, yet the best non-fiction relies on fictional techniques such as drama and dialogue. The most outstanding difference is that mass media writers never suffer from writer’s block, the inability to formulate a developed idea. In mass media, the material for the assignment is defined by the assignment;…

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Avoid errors when repurposing content and templates

repurposing content

By Carla Foote, Fine Print Editorial In September I received an email from the University where I earned my Master’s degree. I regularly get updates from them, so I wasn’t surprised to get the email, but the subject line of the email caught my attention: End of School Year Updates. The content of the email…

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The chocolate covered almond: writing, the news angle, and the 5 Ws

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7 Days to a Byline that Pays explains how to tell stories that audiences will read and editors will pay you to write. Dr. Michael Ray Smith, an award-winning writer, communications and media professor, and MTI board member, shared the first few chapters of his book to help you work fast, smart, and get paid…

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