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How To Break Into Professional Writing By Trying Really, Really Hard

By Alyssa Rosenberg

"How To Break Into Professional Writing By Trying Really, Really Hard"


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My friend, the AV Club TV editor Todd VanDerWerff, kicked off a great discussion on Twitter this afternoon of how to break into a career in writing this afternoon, much of ably archived by the media scholar Myles McNutt. I ended up rambling longer than I intended, but Dara Lind was kind enough to sort out my Tweets into a couple of broad categories, and I’m reposting her Storify here in case some of y’all are contemplating questions like how to write in between freelance assignments or managing professional jealousy and competition.

Because this appears to have been something people were excited about, I think we’ll do it again. I’ll post details on how to submit questions, and where discussions will take place in the future.


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