Greetings from Marti Pieper in lovely, almost-summer Seneca, South Carolina. Now that we’ve moved to our new location, I live only a little more than an hour away from the subject of today’s interview, Linda Gilden. We haven’t yet connected in person in the few months I’ve lived here, but we were on a Zoom call together just the other day.
Welcome, Linda! I’m delighted to introduce you to our CAN readers. Please tell us about your book.
Why write articles? Articles can change lives, instruct, inform, and inspire. For writers, articles can be an exercise to hone your craft, help build your platform, and reach more people than books. Articles, Articles, Articles! will show you how to do all these things and more while supplementing your income as you sell and resell your articles to many markets.
Sounds great! Articles were some of my first published works, and I still write lots of them. What inspired you to write this book?
I am a believer in articles as a means of building your platform, honing your craft, learning how to write well and tightly, using articles to market other forms of writing such as books, and as a good source of income. I teach at writers conferences all over the country, and I have found many writers neglect this area of writing. Writing books seems so much more glamorous. However, I think in the long run, writers will see the tremendous benefits to writing articles. Read More →
Greetings from Sarah Sundin in California! Today I have the privilege of chatting with prolific nonfiction writer Linda Gilden. Linda has written six books, 26 collaborative books, and hundreds of articles, as well as being a speaker and a personality trainer! Today she’s sharing with us from her wealth of experience.
Linda, tell us about your most recent book, Articles, Articles, Articles!
Why write articles? Articles can change lives, instruct, inform, and inspire. For writers, articles can be an exercise to hone your craft, help build your platform, and reach more people than books. Articles, Articles, Articles! will show you how to do all these things and more while supplementing your income as you sell and resell your articles to many markets. Read More →
In the throes of news about superstorm Sandy and the election, I'm delighted to bring you some helpful information from author Linda Gilden. I know her gracious answers to our CAN questions will spur your thinking about marketing your own books.
How did you get into writing?
I have loved to write ever since second grade, when I wrote the story of my younger brother's birth. My teacher let me read it in front of the class, and I was hooked! However, because of a discouraging experience with a college creative writing professor, I gave up my dream of writing for many years. About twenty-five years ago, my husband encouraged me to pick up my dream again. I attended my first writers conference and discovered an exciting world I never knew existed.
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