Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Writing Non-Fiction Online Articles

I have recently been accepted as a free-lance writer for Demand Studios, who recruit articles on many different topics for several online information sites. Calling upon my experience as a Utah master gardener, and doing a ton of research, I spent many hours working on a pretty short article about appropriate shrubs for zone 9 areas. It was a whole lot of work for a small amount of money. I wondered if it was a worthwhile use of my time.

However, I have learned a lot. I have learned the strict structure for the type of article I wrote, and I learned do's and don't's of the tone of writing for this company.

Hopefully, subsequent articles will be easier and progress faster than this first one. I've signed up for a couple more articles already, and am getting started on them. Wish me luck!


  1. Good luck with the articles! And Congratulations!

  2. Good for you, Karen! I am thrilled for you. I am also happy to learn that you are a master gardner. I have lots of questions for you. heehee. We did our first utah garden and learned we have a lot to learn. Good luck with your articles.

  3. I'm happy for you! I'd like to read your article!! Next time, please send a link for us. I think it's wonderful you pushed yourself and then learned so much!

  4. Thank you. Kari, I'd be happy to help in any way I can.

    Kathlene, I tried to find where the article was posted and so far I haven't been successful. It's on ehow and it's called Area 9 Shrubs.

    NEWS FLASH: They just accepted my second article without any re-writes! Wow! That one went way faster, but it was a condensed type of article.

  5. The second article is called Track Changes: When Do Hostas Begin to Grow in the Spring?

    It's also on ehow. I just tried searching for them and couldn't find them. Maybe they're not up yet.

  6. Wow! I'm impressed. Best wishes with your articles.