Breaking into Print

Whether it is for the joy of seeing your name in print, or because you have a message inside you that you are burning to share with others, getting published is a thrill. When you can sit in your corner of the world, and have your thoughts and ideas travel to places you have never visited, you know the power of publication.

Having a book or articles to your credit also boosts your authority (the word author comes from the Latin auctoritas, one who has expertise in a particular field). A published book is your calling card for promotion or when you are seeking a new position. When you have written a book, you have national prominence, sometimes international. It can take your work to the next level, or bring you to a place you never expected.

Article Writing

You will learn:

  • How to research your market to find the best place to submit your piece
  • How to angle a story to get an editor’s attention
  • How to write a Query Letter to an editor
  • What to expect after you get a “go-ahead”


I will take you step-by-step through the submission process:

  • The five points every proposal needs to include
  • How to determine demographics of your audience
  • How to assess your competition
  • How to develop a marketing plan

I will help you explore the right answer for you to the questions:

  • Do you need an agent?
  • If so, how do you go about getting the best one for your type of book?

Breaking into Print, for articles and for books, is also offered in one-on-one consultation. Please see the Consultant/Editor Section for more information.