Sometimes all it takes to get a writing gig is saying ‘I can do that’
Sometimes all it takes to get a writing gig is saying ‘I can do that.’
That’s what New Jersey freelancer Jen Miller discovered when she pitched a World Series story to the sports section of the New York Times – and then another, and another.
Miller doesn’t normally cover sports. But she’s a Phillies fan and had just read a piece in a writers’ newsletter about who to pitch at the Times. So when the World Series was underway and she got an idea for a related story, she sent an email. To her surprise, she got a quick answer and a quick sale.
The bottom line – when you get inspired, follow through – and quickly. And don’t be afraid to aim high.
Because sometimes it is all about being in the right place at the right time with the right idea.