>Freelancing for NewspapersPosted: July 17, 2006
My name is Sue Fagalde Lick. I’m a freelance writer and I also teach courses in freelance article writing and creative writing. Read about me at my website, http://www.suelick.com.
This summer, I am working on a book about freelancing for newspapers. There are lots of books out there about writing for magazines and selling books, but not much about newspapers. I’ve got 33 years experience as a staff reporter, photographer and editor and 15 years as a freelancer (sometimes simultaneously; I’m not that old). I’m learning a lot as I work on my book. I will share what I can without violating my book contract. I want to hear from others who want to ask questions or talk about their experiences writing for newspapers. I also welcome my students, past and present, to consider this their homeroom for discussions, announcements, and questions. I promise you won’t have to sit in alphabetical order.
This being my first blog, I have no idea what I’m doing, but it should be fun figuring it out. Freelancing can be a lonely business, and sometimes newsies can feel like the poor stepchildren of those slick magazine writers. So let’s get together, okay?