How to Get Started Writing for Magazines – with Freelancer Writer Linda Formichelli [Video]

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 Formichelli
Check out the 20 minute conversation here:


Laura Pepper Wu is the co-founder of 30 Day Books: a book studio. She has worked with a variety of authors to successfully promote their books, including many Amazon best-sellers. Laura is the author of wedding non-fiction guides and book marketing guides 77 Ways to Find New Readers for Your Self-Published Book and Fire Up Amazon!

Laura also runs Ladies Who Critique, a critique-partner finding site. When she's not working at the studio, you can find her walking her dog, "yoga-ing" or at a coffee shop in Seattle.