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Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by RaucoulesG, Jan 8, 2018.

  1. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

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  2. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    Do not moonlight by selling steak knives. That gig has been taken.
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  3. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    If you love it, keep doing it and don't be afraid to show/tell editors, etc. that you love what you are doing. Even in a "new" economy, there is no substitute for passion, those who hire others will recognize that. Of course, relationships help immensely, you can be the greatest writer but if you don't have any relationships, you're toast. Good luck.
  4. Fly

    Fly Well-Known Member

  5. expendable

    expendable Well-Known Member

    Tennessee, eh?
  6. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    And when you take that first vacation, no place is more convenient than Lake Tahoe.
  7. Hermes

    Hermes Well-Known Member

    Always start a question with the words "Talk about..."
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  8. Twirling Time

    Twirling Time Well-Known Member

    Never gets old.
  9. exmediahack

    exmediahack Well-Known Member

    Be strong at a wide range of skills and talents. If you can write, good. If you can write well and also have a compelling and convincing voice for, say, podcasting... even better.

    Be curious about what you're interested in -- no matter how bizarre. To make some money in journalism, you have to know where you live first... but, once you have a couple of years and, say, want to follow a certain segment of writing about current events, start to pivot in that direction.
  10. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    You don't sell 'em, you get them for being a sales shnook. Knives or the El Dorado ... which one do you want?

  11. Liut

    Liut Well-Known Member

  12. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

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