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Maximize Your Magazine Article Writing and Marketing

Updated on October 9, 2013

Some Facts and Figures Worth Noting

So you fancy yourself a writer do you? Your long range goals include writing for magazines and seeing your byline, and one article leads to another and fame and fortune are yours. Easy peasy as my mother was fond of saying.

Not so fast!

There are literally thousands of periodicals, and they all need writers to fill their pages. That is the good news.

There are literally millions of writers, all of whom have the same dreams and long range goals that you have. That is the bad news.

With numbers like those working against us, it is a wonder that we all don’t go out into the real world and apply for a job working at McDonald’s and forget this silliness about being a writer. What in the hell were we thinking?

Well I have some more good news for you. Armed with a modicum of talent and a whole bunch of willingness and determination, you can make it writing magazine articles. You can find success, but it won’t happen by accident or divine intervention. It will happen through hard work.

Now that we have had our reality check for the moment, let’s move on to some tips that just might help you to realize those dreams.

A modicum of talent is all that is needed
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A Modicum of Talent

Good writers get hired to write for magazines. Bad writers….well….are bad writers.

You do not have to be an outstanding writer to have one of your articles purchased by a magazine but you do have to be adequate. I have seen a great many mediocre articles in print and online. They are technically correct but they lack voice. They were composed by technicians rather than by writers, but they were the right article at the right time for the right magazine and they were printed.

If you have game….if you have a modicum of writing talent….then your first requirement has been met. If not then get game. Learn how to write before you even approach a magazine editor, or don’t waste your time.

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Do Not Shortchange Yourself

Okay, let’s say you have what it takes to write an intelligent and interesting article. Now what?

I am known by my peers as a hard worker, but in all honesty I have one lazy character trait when it comes to writing articles: I don’t like writing five different articles for five different magazines when one will do quite nicely.

So I’ve taken my lazy trait and I’ve devised a plan with it. I call it my Six Step Plan For Maximization, and because I am feeling very giving today, I’m going to share it with you.

The Six Steps of Maximization are: local, county, statewide, regional, specialty and national. It looks something like this in practice.

  • Local….I write a human interest article about a teenager in my home town of Olympia, Washington, who was recently in a movie and I sell it to the local newspaper or alternative magazine.
  • County….I take the same article but add a few paragraphs about other teenage actors from the area who have been in movies.
  • Statewide….Same article expanded to include famous actors from the state of Washington.
  • Regional….More research to find actors from Idaho, Oregon and Alaska, and incorporate that into the original article.
  • Specialty….Teenage magazines and entertainment magazines just might be interested in a local boy making it in the highly-competitive world of acting.
  • National….Since this is a human interest story with a feel-good mojo to it, there is no reason not to approach national publications with it. Little guy makes it big; who wouldn’t want to read about that?

What we now have is one article with six different markets to sell it in, and within those individual markets we have a great number of magazines who might want my one article. In other words, I can sell the same article to three statewide publications, or four regional periodicals. The sky may have a limit, but it has far more potential than just The Daily Olympian, our local news rag.

Keep this book close by at all times
Keep this book close by at all times

But Can You Do That?

Well of course I can, and I have! There are exclusive rights and then there are reprint rights when selling your article, and avoid exclusive rights whenever possible. Now I’m not a fool; if The New Yorker wanted to pay me $5000 for exclusive rights I’d sign that contract in a heartbeat, but those chances are slim….so I play the reprint game, letting editors know where the article has appeared before and what I am doing to make their article unique for their market.

Editors are concerned with four different requirements when it comes to buying a feature article, so let’s take a look at those requirements.

One barn photo for one magazine
One barn photo for one magazine | Source
and a different barn photograph for another magazine
and a different barn photograph for another magazine | Source

VERY LITTLE OVERLAP

Editors are concerned with readership as they should be. For them this is a business, and their chief concern with any article is that their chief competition won’t have virtually the same article. All understandable and easily rectified if you play your cards right. For example, if I am peddling an article on farming to Our Iowa, I cannot in good conscience expect The Iowan to buy the same article, but I can expect a statewide magazine in Kansas to be interested. Since there are a number of farming states, my market for one farming article is fairly large without worrying about overlap.

DIFFERENT PHOTOS

Even if there is a danger of slight overlap, offering different photos to different magazines is a reasonable solution. At least that way there is a new visual perspective to the article.

While we are on this subject, do not underestimate the value of quality photographs. Magazines want high-quality, high-resolution original photographs with the articles being pitched. Obviously, If I am doing a farming article it would be impossible for me to go to Indiana and take pictures of farms there, but I can easily take photos of farms here in Washington and they are very serviceable for a generic farming article.

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REWRITE IN THE NEW STYLE

Whenever you are approaching a magazine, it is imperative that you read back issues of that mag to find out what their style is. Make no mistake about it: every magazine has a style that they prefer. You will need to tailor your article to match that style, so if you are pitching one article to five different magazines, you will need to re-write it five times.

NEW TWIST FOR EACH NEW PERIODICAL

Inserting news items that are pertinent to a particular periodical gives your article a nice, new twist. For example, if I was approaching a magazine printed in Ann Arbor, Michigan, I might add a news item specifically about Ann Arbor, whereas if I took that article to a Michigan statewide magazine I would drop the item about Ann Arbor and include an item that had statewide significance.

The Bottom Line

And there is always a bottom line for a freelance writer. Do you want to make $100 from one article sold one time, or $1000 from that same article sold five, six, or seven times? With very little work you can re-tool an article and make it perfectly acceptable for a number of periodicals, and since we are all interested in making money it just makes good sense to do so.

The only way this system fails is if you sign away exclusive rights, so read the contract carefully and avoid that mistake. In my humble opinion the pay had better be extraordinary before you consider signing an exclusive rights contract.

And now there is only one thing left for you to do…..start writing!

2013 William D. Holland (aka billybuc)

“Helping writers to spread their wings and fly.”

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      Mary Craig 3 years ago from New York

      I love it when you answer my questions before I formally ask them! Using the same article for different magazines had a question forming in my brain but then you explained using different pictures, tweaking it for the different magazine...I don't want to say genius but I do want to say you border on genius my friend! So very helpful as always.

      Voted up, useful, awesome, interesting, and shared.

      P.S. I am still trying to find out if Pinterest takes ownership of all photos on their site so I am not pinning hubs with original photos.

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      Janine Huldie 3 years ago from New York, New York

      Bill, seriously this is a great tip and tool to use to rework an article and make money in different venues for that one article. I can't thank you enough for your expertise and advice here. And seriously this is awesome. Thanks as always my friend and hoping that the week has been good to you so far!

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      Mary Craig 3 years ago from New York

      AND my CONGRATS on your ALL-AROUND HUBBER AWARD didn't appear either! You are certainly the most respected, teacherest, most honest and great writer, friend, and hubber. Award well deserved!

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Cool. This is very interesting. I have never heard of it put that way. I have read "retooled" articles in different forums and always like the different slant. In business we always shoot for exclusivity and it is amazing how many people just ignore that. Normally we just take it out with even a whisper of it being an issue.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Mary, I fall far short of genius, but I can accept devious. LOL Seriously, there is no reason not to do this, and magazines are aware and fine with it. As for Pinterest I really don't have a clue. I hope you find out and let us know one day.

      Thank you my friend and have a great Wednesday.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Janine, thank you...this is a product of my lazy side. :) The week is right on schedule so far and I hope to keep it that way...have a great day.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Mary, seriously, thank you so much. I love this community and the respect of the community means a great deal to me.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Eric, exactly! This is not a new concept. I just re-worded it so my followers could understand it. Why write ten articles when one will suffice? I don't have the time for that overkill nonsense.

      Thanks buddy and enjoy your day.

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      Hawaiian Odysseus 3 years ago from Southeast Washington state

      Congratulations, brother, on your well-deserved and hard-earned All-Around Hubber Award! Credentials based on the opinions of peers are the most meaningful kind. I'm deeply honored to walk miles in your circle, Bill!

      Thank you for this article, my friend! As was the case with Mary (and so many others, I'm sure), your anticipation of our burning questions (mine was: Can you break it down for me, Bill?) is in itself a good lesson for me.

      The thing I love and respect and admire about you, Bill, is that you worked so hard to get to where you're at. You pen the linear article as adeptly as you wax philosophical in the personal essay. Both genres go down smoothly like velvety vanilla lattes at an indie coffee shop on a cold Pacific Northwest morning...pass the toasted croissants, please!

      Best wishes for continued success and a prolific writing career...for the appreciation of your editors, your general readership, and your beloved friends here on HP! Aloha, Bill!

      ~Joe

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      First of all, let me Congratulate you for your well deserved Hubbie award!

      Although I think, this was most predictable--I mean if not you, who else could have received this prestigious award.

      Now regarding this particular hub, thank you very much for the useful tips on writing for magazines, which is every writers' s dream.

      Thanks and Congratulations, once again!

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      Shauna L Bowling 3 years ago from Central Florida

      This one is being printed and going into my writers resource library. Thanx for spelling out your maximizing plan. Very useful information.

      Congratulations on being voted All Around Hubber! For once, someone I voted for actually won the election! :-)

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Joe, I was hoping you would comment so I could congratulate you on your win as well....well-deserved and I can attest to your value here at HP. You know, I have heard a great deal of grumbling about HP, and quite a few people went to Bubblews because of it....but....you can't beat the people here at HP. I love this community and I love the friends I have made.

      Thank you my friend. Velvety vanilla latte indeed. LOL

      Aloha

      bill

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Chitrangada, thank you so much. I am honored by the award and now I want to work harder so I don't let any of my followers down.

      Have a wonderful week and I greatly appreciate your kind words.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      LOL...I have the opposite problem....people I vote for win and then I'm stuck with them for four years....or eight.

      Have a great day my hard-working friend and thank you so much for your friendship.

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      moonlake 3 years ago from America

      Congrats on your Hubber Award. Interesting hub I would never write an article for a magazine or paper but the idea of same article sold five is a great idea.

      Voted up.

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      Donna Kay Bryan 3 years ago

      Bill, thanks once again for sharing your knowledge and expertise with everyone. You make it sound so easy, I might actually have to get off of my bu, uhh, excuses and actually start submitting.

      By the way, if you are ever in dire need of Indiana farm pictures just let me know. I'm surrounded here. Oh, and corn too. Lots and lots of corn.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you so much moonlake. I am honored by the award and hope I never let my friends down. :)

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Donna, you can bet I'll remember your offer and thank you so much for your kind words.

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      ocfireflies 3 years ago from North Carolina

      As always, your work is impeccable. You provide good information in a clear and concise way. V+/Shared. Excellent job my friend.

      Happy Wednesday,

      Kim

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      And a happy Wednesday to you, Kim, and thank you for the kind words. I hope your week is progressing nicely my friend.

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      CraftytotheCore 3 years ago

      Congratulations on your award Billy! I was going to say something yesterday but didn't want to spoil it in case you hadn't heard yet. And thank you for writing these articles which help all of us every day.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Brandi, thank you so much. I am surrounded by good friends at HP and I am very grateful to you all.

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      Deborah Neyens 3 years ago from Iowa

      Great advice, as always, and a great demonstration of why you deserved the Most Awesome Hubber Ever award. (That is what you got, right?) : )

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      Sally Gulbrandsen 3 years ago from Norfolk

      First things first Billy, congratulations on your well deserved Hubber award. You are an inspiration.

      I love the way you manage to make this Hub so fresh and vibrant. It encourages all of us to do just a little better. We have a long way to go but with such a kind and caring mentor, you might one day be able to say that some of us did you proud. Have a wonderful day Billy, you deserve it.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      LOL...close, Deb! Thank you so much. I know you know this stuff but thanks for stopping by. Your kind words mean a great deal to me.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Awww, Sally, what a sweet thing for you to say. Thank you so much my friend. I love this community and if I help some of you then I am one happy writer.

      Have a great remainder of the week, Sally, and know that you made this old writer very happy this morning.

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      suziecat7 3 years ago from Asheville, NC

      You've got me inspired again - thanks!

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      Ann Carr 3 years ago from SW England

      Great idea to maximise on each article, then take a new slant, and so it goes on. Superb advice, worthy of all the writing schools put together. Enjoy your evening! Ann

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Suziecat, I love it! Go out there and conquer the writing world. :)

      Thanks for stopping by!

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you as always Ann! I can always count on you to be supportive and upbeat.

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      DJ Anderson 3 years ago

      Another Great article, Bill.

      You never disappoint.

      Many thanks,

      DJ.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you DJ....nor do you. :)

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      Marvin Parke 3 years ago from Jamaica

      Thanks for the insight into the magazine game. Sounds like a very interesting game that requires experience and tactics.

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      watergeek 3 years ago

      Hey Billy - As with the others, congratulations on your award! How would you parlay your suggestions here into sending queries? Most of the magazines I'm seeing don't want unsolicited manuscripts, but do want queries. Would you just tell all of them the basic idea, then add that special slant you were talking about for each magazine as part of the idea?

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Rasta, thank you for stopping by my friend. It is, at the very least, an interesting game we play.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Geek, I wouldn't worry about it on the query letter. Pitch your idea and if they like it then you can discuss where it has already been published....as for how to pitch it, give them the basic idea but make it sound like the greatest idea every thought of. Editors want to know what's in it for them, so your job in the query letter is to tell them how their readers are going to be interested in what you have to say.

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      livingsta 3 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Bill, Congratulations on the award.

      I like the way you have given a very useful tip here for writers who wish to write for magazines. I would have never otherwise thought of something like this. This is highly useful and interesting.

      Sending you blessings and smiles :-) Have a good day!

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      Alan Robert Lancaster 3 years ago from Forest Gate, London E7, U K (ex-pat Yorkshire)

      It gets hard work propping up the comments under your Hub-pages, you know that Bill.

      To business: useful stuff this. Could even be applied over here, as there are magazines for every corner of a county from West Cornwall to Carlisle or Cambridge. In late summer and autumn ('fall' to you'se over there) we have all these local shows to show off (figures, don't it?) everything from prize porkers to ponies and skills such as sheep shearing or sheepdog trials and show jumping... Have I left anything out? Oh, aye, beer tents. My favourite subject.

      (You know what made Milwaukee famous is guzzled by the tanker-load over here, and an article on a local micro-brewery would go down well in local mags - and cider presses in the West Country of course... Ever heard of 'scrumpy'?)

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Dahlia, thank you for the congratulations. I am a lucky man who never dreamed I would be accepted like this as a writer. I hope you are having a wonderful week my friend. Hugs and blessings coming your way.

      bill

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Alan, I have never heard of scrumpy but I'm sure you will enlighten me soon. :) As for beer, I am too much of an expert on that subject. Your point, though, is well taken regarding the local events; a fertile ground for a writer with your skills if he were so inclined. :) Thank you Sir!

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      Alan Robert Lancaster 3 years ago from Forest Gate, London E7, U K (ex-pat Yorkshire)

      'Scrumpy' is rough cider, not fined as standard cider. You can get scrumpy in some West Country pubs. Although it slips down harmlessly enough, beware! I've never had any myself - I prefer real ale - but there are horror stories I've heard, of the brash, the over-bold and the unaware knocking it back and finding themselves out for the count not long after. Worth a write-up as a warning, to temper over-confident consumption. Some 'scrumpy' can make the unwary temporarily blind, but the knowledgeable among us pace themselves.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Well Alan, I'm amazed I never ran into it back in my drinking days....probably just as well that I didn't. :) Thanks for the education.

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      You totally answered my question Bill. I have submitted a few articles over the years to womens mags, and I remember the rules virtually rammed down my throat, do not send it or publish it in another womans mag! lol! now I know that I could change it slightly and sell to a different type of mag that doesn't overlap their interests, great info as always, nell

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Nell, we have to take what they give us, right? If that's the way the game is played then it's no problem...just change it up a bit and go for the gold. :) Thanks for stopping by my friend.

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      Crystal Tatum 3 years ago from Georgia

      Well aren't you efficient? Great idea. I'm surprised that magazines aren't more concerned with having exclusive rights, as that seems the standard for most publications I've researched. I guess as long as you are up front and they recognize a portion of the material is being regurgitated, there's no problem. Kudos to you for figuring out this system.

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      Marlene Bertrand 3 years ago from Northern California, USA

      I like your strategy of taking one article and selling it through successive channels. Genius!

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Crystal, it's been thought of before...that's how I learned it. :) It's just that most writers don't realize it, so I thought I'd alert the HP community. Regional magazines really have no inclination to "control the national market"....just their own regional market.

      Anyway, thank you for visiting twice today. I really do appreciate you young lady.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Always looking for an angle, Marlene! I'm getting too old to write an article five times when once will do it. :) Thank you my friend and I hope you have a great evening.

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      Mary 3 years ago from Cronulla NSW

      This is excellent help for any freelance writer,great job Billy!

      The step by step way to do it so helpful that I have to vote this up & up again +++ & shared & pinned.. Oh & big congrats on your award.. (good to know our votes count)..fantabulous!!

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Carter, thank you so very much. I am humbled by the award because my peers voted on it. It really is an honor for me and I am very appreciative.

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      DJ Anderson 3 years ago

      Bill, congratulations on your award.

      This just shows how smart your peer are to vote for the right man! :-)

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thanks for generously sharing your experience and advice, Bill, and congratulations again on your Hubbie award!

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      DJ, it just goes to show what a generous group my peers are. :) Thank you!

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you so much, Alicia. The pleasure is all mine.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Dear Bill,

      Thank you for always teaching us new tricks of the trade, well, new to me at least. Very interesting and useful information as always.

      Congrats once again on the Hubbie. I was thrilled so many I voted for won, including you!

      Up and more and sharing

      Hugs and blessings,

      Faith Reaper

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      Martin Kloess 3 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for this. Very informative.

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      Another gem and also here's a great big congratulations to you all the way from Wales.

      Lots of love.

      Eddy.

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      Mark Johann 3 years ago from Italy

      I am making your hubs on writing as my book here, my guide. billybuc, thanks once again. I always learn some new things on every posted hub you made.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 3 years ago from The Caribbean

      Always learning from you, Billy. Very pleased that you are named best all-round hubber for the year. The concept of technician versus writer will influence me as I continue to write. Thanks a million for sharing your wisdom.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you so much my loyal friend. I am honored to have won, and congratulations to you once again as well.

      blessings always

      bill

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      You are very welcome, Martin, and thank you Sir!

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you so much Eddy! I always appreciate your kind words and support.

      love,

      billy

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Mark, thank you my friend. I am happy if these suggestions help you and I look forward to the day when your book is published.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Dora, thank you for your congratulations. I am honored by the award and will work hard to deserve it. Blessings to you.

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      Mark Johann 3 years ago from Italy

      Hi billy friend,

      I am thinking of publishing a simple book but life changer and I am really into my belief of God. Would you suggest good thing about religious book?

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Mark, I have no specific recommendation about a religious book. The process is the same no matter what your subject matter is. Best wishes on your efforts.

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      Elizabeth Parker 3 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Great advice. I have to really start looking into this more and more. Thanks for posting!

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Liz, your articles about dogs are screaming to be published in magazines....the market is there waiting for you. :) Thank you again, Liz!

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      Elizabeth Parker 3 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Thank you so much, Bill!!

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      My pleasure, Liz!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Bil,

      Love your 6 steps of maximization and so sensible! Will be taking it all on board as always, you are such a wise one my friend. Hope you are having a good week and looking forward to a restful weekend!

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I am having a good week, Suzie, and I'm definitely looking forward to the weekend. I just wish I could make a dent in my to do list. LOL The damn thing keeps growing.

      Thank you and I hope these steps help you in the future when you give magazines a try.

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      drbj and sherry 3 years ago from south Florida

      Excellent info re 'rights' distinctions, Bill. Thank you for including it. We have nary a barn in my hood but if you ever need pics of the ocean or the mall, just let me know.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      LOL...drbj, if I'm in the need for some mall pictures you will be the first person I contact. :) Thanks my friend.

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      Victor W. Kwok 3 years ago from Hawaii

      Another great, informative hub that makes me interested to try new things out.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      vkwok, I hope you do my friend. Glad you liked this and thank you.

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Glad to hear that you are telling me that I am on the right track. This is what I am doing for the local Audubon Society newsletter vs. the worldwide stance that I use here on HubPages.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Well, Deb, for what it is worth, I definitely think you are on the right track. Hopefully I'm right. LOL

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      More interesting tips for freelancers Bill. These hubs are really going to help people.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Glimmer, I hope so; that's why I write them. :) Have a lovely day my friend.

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      Karen Hellier 3 years ago from Georgia

      Wow Bill, I never knew this was possible. What a great idea and wonderful information. Thanks so much for sharing.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      You are very welcome, Karen! Thanks for the visit and good luck.

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