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How to Write Newspaper or Magazine Article Leads
You can earn a full-time or part-time income writing for newspapers and magazines on a freelance basis. Once you sell your article idea to an editor, you have to write the article. When it comes to writing articles, the lead is the most important part of your article. If you nail the lead, the rest of the article  flows from there.

This e-course will help you write news, anecdotal, human interest and feature leads based on samples in the Business of Freelance Writing: How to Develop Article Ideas and Sell Them to Newspapers and Magazines. The e-course also includes an overview of how to conduct effective interviews, because that is where you gather the information  you will use when writing your lead.

"Great course. I personally learned a tremendous amount and had many, many questions answered. It's like having that much needed mentor." - Alethea Spiridon, BeCreative Communications

"I've learned a lot and feel well equipped to start my freelance business." - Susan Ritchie

"This has been one of the most useful courses I've taken." - Gillian Fitzgerald

"I've got a lot out of this course and will get even more as I use the books as references when I need them." - Margaret Slaght

How to Write Newspaper and Magazine Article Leads is Ideal for freelance writers or journalists looking to pursue freelance writing options. Request the course outline: PDF file.

New low e-course price: $250. E-course price includes a PDF version of The Business of Freelance Writing: How to Develop Article Ideas and Sell Them to Newspapers and Magazines. (If you simply want a copy of the book, buy it here. If you have the book, let Paul know and he will give you an appropriate workshop discount.) The e-course also includes lecture notes, exercises, five lead writing assignments and detailed feedback on assignments. You can also ask questions about course material, assignments and feedback on assignments at any point during the self-paced, one-on-one e-course.

If you want to focus on writing newspaper and magazine article query letters, click here. If you want to take both the Leads and Query Letter Writing e-courses, email info@paullima.com and ask about the two course discount.

  • Sign up for this e-course (pay online by credit card).
    Course material and getting started information will be emailed to you within 72 hours.
  • To pay by check or to request more information, email info@paullima.com.
  • Ask about discounts for 3 or more courses or for 3 or more students enrolled in the same course.

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