Friday, March 23, 2018

Celebrating 20 years of freelance writing!  - 1998-2018

I was first published in 1998 when a poem I wrote won first prize in the Insight magazine poetry contest! After that I wrote other articles forInsight and began to study public relations in the School of Journalism and Communication at Southern Adventist University, and I wrote for the Southern Accent, the student newspaper there. I learned about writing, photography, and speech and took a variety of English and literature classes. When I took a Feature Article Writing class, I learned many things about freelance writing, pitching story ideas, and the process of writing for publication. I loved it so much that I immediately began pursuing freelance writing opportunities. I started with publications for the Seventh-day Adventist church because those were what I was familiar with. I worked at the headquarters for the Seventh-day Adventist Church one summer as a communication intern and developed a network of editors and communication professionals who I could write for.  READ MORE