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Topic: Just getting started

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Subject: Just getting started
Date Posted: 4/14/2008 11:10 AM ET
Member Since: 11/1/2007
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Writing has been one of my passions for a long time as well as public speaking.  I got discouraged and gave up on my journalism degree a few years ago and have always regretted it.  I have some newly found free-time and inspiration and I would like to find some opportunities to research and write.  I was wondering if anyone knew where I can find such opportunites such as magazines or newspapers looking for articles or essay opportunities. 

Thanks in advance.

Date Posted: 4/22/2008 11:58 AM ET
Member Since: 4/18/2006
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I think the best way to start out is by writing for magazines.  Pick up a Writer's Market (or look online) and research magazines that buy the sort of thing you write.  That would be your first step.