Here are links to several freelance writing articles that have been published since starting my writing career. Just click on the title of the article that interests you and you'll be able to read the article.
Prolific from the Start: this article is about how I managed to get 101 articles published in my first seven months of writing. Includes ten specific things that I attribute to my success. (The Writer magazine, May, 2009)
How to Target Small Specialty Magazines: in this article I share my ideas about coming up with unique stories and targeting the specialty magazine market. (The Writer Magazine, May, 2010.)
Organize a Writing Holiday: novelists dream of spending a year in Paris and finally writing that novel. Although Paris is beautiful, travel writers don't need to limit themselves to one city for inspiration. You can take your work with you anywhere in the world, and get paid as you go. Here's my experience with a trip to Ecuador, and how I brought my work (and my wife) with me and still had plenty of time to see this beautiful country. (Published online at writersweekly.com)
7 Reasons Aspiring Novelists and Authors Should Start by Writing for Magazines: even if your dream is to write a novel, freelance writing for magazines can be a real boost to your craft, your confidence, and your reputation. This article lists seven solid ways that freelance writing can help aspiring novelists. (The New Writer magazine, May/June, 2010)
Writing for Military Magazines - An Untapped Market: one of my passions is all things military and several of my early articles were published in military magazines. There's been a resurgence of interest in military stories and this articles gives some advice about breaking into this market. (Published in The Writer magazine, June, 2010.)
Step It Up to Write for Fitness Markets: Americans have a fascination with health and fitness and the vast array of magazines in this genre support this obsession. If fitness is your passion, this article gives advice on how to come up with story ideas and break into the fitness market. (The Writer magazine, October, 2010)
Travel Writers Head for Regionals: if you're just starting out in travel writing, marketing to regional and lifestyle magazines is a good way to get started building your bylines. Here's some advice about writing for regional magazines, what you can expect as a paycheck and a sampling of some regional magazines. (The Writer magazine, February, 2011)
I'll be posting more freelance writing articles over time so you might want to bookmark this page and come back to it frequently.