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  1. I've been maybe-kind-of-sort-of considering going into print journalism for awhile, and I think I'm a pretty good writer, but I don't know if I'm good enough to actually do it as a career. So I've posted a couple articles I've written and was hoping I could maybe get a little feedback?

    Here's a review I wrote of 'How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying':
    http://thezebu.wordpress.com/2011/09/26/review-how-to-succeed-in-business-without-really-trying/

    and here's a little less formal article on living in tiny houses (which I think are absolutely wonderful, by the way! ^_^)
    http://thezebu.wordpress.com/2011/09/29/livin-little/

    If you happen to have a spare moment, any advice would be much appreciated! Thank you!

    The blog I need help with is thezebu.wordpress.com.

  2. socialworkingal
    Member

    Your writing is excellent! go on and start your writing career! If you love writing, began sharing your reviews on the emagzine sites etc. Its always beneficial to put your writing out there for the world to see. Good luck!

  3. The tiny house article was great! You have a great voice in your writing, it managed to be very personal well maintaining a professional viewpoint. Great Job!

    I'll be looking forward to any more forays you make into the journalism side of the blog!

  4. Wow! Those articles are excellent. You should most definitely pursue a career in writing. Keep up the great work. =)

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  5. Thank you so much for the comments you guys, and taking the time to read! ^_^ It means a lot! And thanks for the suggestion socialworkingal, I'll definitely try that. :)

  6. I would recommend reading other articles written on these same subjects by professionals. If you do that, I think you'll see you aren't at that level yet. Still, you are young, and you have style and energy. You have time to improve. Journalism is not a talent-based profession. It's a craft. It takes a lot of practice.

    If you want a career, another path is to write for your student publications and web sites on topics that someone else assigns to you. It's a lot harder to write well about topics you may have no personal interest in, but that's what real journalists do most of the time. Most stories covered will be chosen for you by others in superior positions, editors, producers and publishers.

  7. swrightboucher
    Member

    I read both your posts and enjoyed them.

    Speaking as a staffing and career professional, opportunities tend to stem more from effective networking and relationship building than they do from exhibiting raw talent. Try to connect with as many people in the business as you can. Try some LinkedIn groups that will throw you in with freelancers and see what they're saying about getting ahead in their craft.

    Best of luck.

  8. Thanks for the advice, guys. :) I'm not really much for networking; I guess that might have to change!

  9. socialworkingal
    Member

    Anytime! I love writing, especially since Im horrible at public speaking! lol

  10. I'm the same way! I'm so terrible at speaking, I have to write things down to get the words right.

  11. Your blog is ace, count me in as a follower :)

  12. Muchas gracias!!! :)

  13. I will read them later and give you comments on your blog.

  14. I will read them later and give you comments on your blog.

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