How to Getting Started Writing for Magazines – With Freelance Writer Linda Formichelli

Welcome to our new series:

7 Superstars in Writing & Publishing Interviews!

Over the last couple of months, I’ve been interviewing seven superstars from the writing and publishing world via video. The first one with fulltime freelance writer Linda Formichelli is a real treat.

Tips for Breaking into Freelance Magazine WritingWriting for Magazines: Top Tips by Freelance Writer Linda Formichelli & Editor Laura Pepper Wu 

Ever wanted to write for magazines but didn’t know where to start? We have the perfect lady to help with that.

The smart and savvy Linda Formichelli is a veteran freelance writer for Redbook, WebMD, Women’s Health, Family Circle, Writer’s Digest and lots, lots more. Linda’s been a freelance writer since 1997, supporting her family with the income. In this short and sweet interview you’ll hear Linda’s views and experience on:

–       How to get started writing for magazines

–       How to build a portfolio and get around the “no experience” issue

–       How and what to pitch to a magazine

–       How to come up with new and editor-pleasing ideas

–       The “dos and don’ts” of communicating with an editor


Linda’s blog, The Renegade Writer, has won the Top 10 Blogs for Writers award several times. Be sure to check it out or say hi to her on Twitter at

Linda Formichelli
Check out the 20 minute conversation here:

About the series: 7 Superstars in Writing & Publishing is a new video series from The Write Life Magazine. Look out for all 7 interviews on the 30 Day Books YouTube channel here:


Tweet: Why does an editor need to run this right now as opposed to 5 years from now? @LFormichelli on pitching

Tweet: “What’s going to be a trend in the future?” Pitching magazine editors with @LFormichelli

Tweet: “The writers that succeed… are not afraid… to work through rejection.” @LFormichelli on freelance #writing


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