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Finding Markets For Your Work

November 27th, 2020

If you’re currently struggling with looking for markets to write for, you’re not alone. I’ve been there.

My nemesis was Assignment 8 of the Comprehensive Writing Course. I was adjusting to life after an embolism in my aortic valve, so concentrating was hard. Assignment 8 seemed impossible when I couldn’t even dress myself let alone find someone to interview for a magazine.

With heart surgery imminent I needed to rethink ways of finding markets without leaving home. And I did. I even went on to get Assignment 8 published in a magazine. So the aim of this blog is to share my tips with you.

 

If you’re finding magazines expensive to buy, check if your library offers digital services like partnering with RBDigital for free access to magazines. Mine does, so I get to read ones currently held in the National Library of Wales. However, if you want a greater choice Readly.com is a paid alternative which allows members to add family and friend profiles too. Read the rest of this entry »




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Writing As Therapy

April 1st, 2020

First, thanks to Mick for last week’s blog. I know everything seems so uncertain at the moment and I suspect that lots of us are feeling rather distracted and unable to concentrate on anything other than making sure we have a fully stocked freezer, and that those we  love are well and not in financial difficulty.

But if you can concentrate for a few hours every day, then this really is a perfect time to settle down and write. So, I’m not going to use this post as an excuse to witter on about Coronavirus or air my views about the government’s response to it. Instead, I’m going to suggest some outlets for your writing that you might want to consider. Read the rest of this entry »




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