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writing membershipsThe American Society of Journalists & Authors opened up submissions for their member blog The Word: Perspectives on the Writing LifeTheir blog provides a public window into the professional freelance writer world and every week a member contributes a piece.

I pitched a contribution featuring tips to help writers get more clips while expending less energy. How so? Here’s the beginning of my post below, then click the link at the end to read the rest:

When a writer wants to break into a new market or squeeze another article into the work schedule, what are the simple ways to get more mileage out of pieces without exhausting oneself? There are low-effort article angles writers and bloggers can employ without sacrificing quality and value.

For time-strapped writers, getting a clip in a new industry could pay off down the road when their schedules open up and they are free to pitch more in-depth pieces. Here are three simple ways writers can enjoy a high return…

Read “It’s Not the Words, It’s the Mileage”

Curious about ASJA? I blogged about ASJA’s freelance writers conference last year—I will attend next week!—and my blogging presentation last fall in their Times Square headquarters. Here’s a little about how to become a member and member benefits.

ASJA also offers valuable newsletters. I LOVE the ASJA Monthly, which is mainly a members-only publication. However, there are select public features accessible on the ASJA Monthly site. There is also a free ASJA Weekly newsletter you can subscribe to by following this link and clicking the subscribe box on the right. Follow the next link to learn about other newsletters for writers (like mine).