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Pitch ideas

Postby wordmercenary » Wed Aug 03, 2011 2:02 am

Since this is becoming my de facto writer support forum, let me pose this question, my lovelies...

What are some tried and true methods to come up with pitch ideas when you're pitching a magazine editor for assignments?

I have written a lot over the last year, but notably, most of my assignments have been handed to me. I consider myself pretty un-creative when it comes to creating ideas to pitch. Especially when you venture outside my comfort zones of business and technology events.

How does the group here come up with article ideas?
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Re: Pitch ideas

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Re: Pitch ideas

Postby truthagainst » Sun Aug 14, 2011 6:17 pm

Some of the online mags I follow have a "write for us" page where they pretty much outline what they're looking for. I'd start looking at stuff like that. Plus if you know what's a hot topic in your expertise and you have an original spin, just write it and shop it around. Someone should pick it up.
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Re: Pitch ideas

Postby EnigmaticJack » Sun Aug 14, 2011 7:15 pm

Read the mag, see what sort of stuff they generally publish (and get a feel for their 'voice') and write things that you know. Anything I pitch that isn't fiction typically comes from my life.
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