Posted at 10:24h
in Journalism 101
I got an email from a dear reader yesterday. And she was a bit frantic.
She's just published a short piece in a national entertainment magazine. (Yay!)
She sent off a thank you email to the editor, (good job!), and asked about pitching more stories. The editor invited her to start pitching. (Yay!)
And then she freaked out.
to pitch!? She started flipping through the magazine, hands on her keyboard, ready to dash off an email with tons of great story ideas.
Luckily, before she pressed send, she emailed me:
How are ya? I'm kind of in a bind. Do you have any advice for generating story ideas? I got the green light to start pitching [NAME REDACTED] But I think my ideas are wack or they already have them covered, which means they're not original. I can write. I know this. Pitching is my problem!!! Ughhhh.
I told homegirl to step away from the keyboard. She was about to make a grave mistake.