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Writing Pitches to Publications

Getting Paid to Share Your Expertise in Writing

Have you ever considered pitching your stories to publications? 

Whether you’re a freelance writer already or an entrepreneur with another business entirely, writing pitches to publications can increase your visibility and get you paid! 

In this week’s She Built This podcast, my guest Amber Petty shares the secrets to writing pitches to publications and her experience writing for The New York Times, Bustle, Parade, and more! 

Amber shares the pitch strategies that work, and the ones that don’t and give us some actionable, practical tips on writing pitches that SHINE. 

  • What propelled Amber into the world of freelance writing
  • How to be specific and provide a unique angle when writing pitches
  • How to answer “why right now” and create a timely pitch
  • How to evaluate “why would a reader care?” when crafting a pitch
  • Pitch-writing secrets that will keep you from spinning your wheels
  • How to find publications to pitch to
  • How Amber overcomes writer’s block 
  • And more! 
Resources Mentioned in this episode on Writing Pitches

Amber’s FREE Guide of 250+ Places that Pay for Your Writing 

Stephen King’s book On Writing 

Tana French’s Dublin Murder Squad Series

Emily’s Content with Character episode: How to Pitch Like a Human

About Amber

Amber Petty helps creatives get bylines and build audiences. After acting for 13 years and getting tired of waiting to audition for roles. Amber moved into freelance writing where she worked with the New York Times, Parade, Bustle, and a bunch more. For the past 2 1/2 years, Amber’s helped 916 students get bylines, start writing (for actual money), and begin newsletters to build a platform for their writing career. 

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About the Host, Content Copywriter Emily Aborn

Emily Aborn is a Content Writer, Podcast Host of Content with Character and She Built This, and Founder of the She Built This community for women entrepreneurs and professionals.

She’s been an entrepreneur since 2014 and has experience in running brick-and-mortar as well as online businesses.

She’s worked with over 96 different industries and loves helping those with a big mission increase their visibility, connect with their clients, and bring their dreams and visions to life.

For fun, Emily enjoys nerdy word games and puzzles, reading, listening to podcasts like they’re going outta’ style, and tromping about in the woods with her husband, Jason, and their dog, Clyde.

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