Writing Articles!?!?


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impartial
March 15, 2011, 11:59 AM
Just wondering if anyone would be interested in writing any articles pertaining to shooting sports or outdoor sports like fishing, hiking, camping and other related topics.

I run an informational web site. Its all just for fun and to help our fellow gun and outdoor enthusiasts. So hopefully the articles could be informative and accompanying pictures or video are a great addition.

Please let me know if you're interested. There is no monetary gain to be had. I suppose the only real reward would be recognition if you write a great article and get a lot of people viewing it.

Thanks so much I hope to hear from some of you soon!

~Jason
Gunpoints.org
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gdcpony
March 15, 2011, 11:20 PM
Count me in. I can't get any good ones right now as I am deployed, but give me a month and I'll have a few covering my kids' and their rifles/loads and more on mine. Interested in archery and hunting too?
Just some quickies I did for here
http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=564355
http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=507874

J_McLeod
March 15, 2011, 11:22 PM
Don't know what I could write about, but I'd be interested and give it a shot. Would need more guidance on what you're looking for though.

kayak-man
March 16, 2011, 03:53 AM
I like to think of myself as a freelance writer. I'm in

impartial
March 16, 2011, 10:06 AM
Great! Thanks guys. E-mail me at Jason@gunpoints.org if you are interested. I respond quickly to my emails. So any questions you have will be answered fast.

I am looking for a ton of material right now. The site is very new and we have to grow it up some... As for right now, I really want to get a lot of informational articles with accompanying pictures or video. Anything from a basic article on how to clean a shotgun, to an illustrated tutorial on changing the barrel on a 10/22. I mean anything you are into just start writing and try to make it a teaching article.

btw it can be about more than just gun related topics... i.e. fishing, camping, hiking, survival, hunting, bow hunting.

I hope to hear from you guys soon.

~Jason
GunPoints.org

Trebor
March 17, 2011, 12:18 AM
I've exchanged a couple of e-mails in the past with Jason and he seems like a good guy. I wish him the best of luck with his site.

If you write for him check with him on exactly what he wants in terms of style, tone, length, etc. Always follow your editor's directions.

That said, here are some general tips I've picked up writing professionally for over 20 years. These should stand you in good stead for almost any assignment.

1. Be interesting - Even if you are writing something as technical as "How to install a Ruger 10/22 barrel," try to make it interesting. There's no reason every technical article has to read like an army field manual.

Note "Be interesting" is especially important when coming up with a new article idea. Why would someone want to read your article on the (whatever) rather than someone else's?

2. Get to the point - Get to the point of what the article is about right up front. Don't write a bunch of stuff that is off topic as a lead-in to the article. This is especially true for web content.

3. Be concise - Say what you want to say, then stop.

4. Rewrite - Do at least one rewrite with the express purpose of tightening up your article. Look for ways to say the same thing with fewer words.

5. Have fun - If you are writing for fun, have fun with your writing.

impartial
March 17, 2011, 09:00 AM
exactly! So when are you going to start writing for me? ;)

merlinfire
March 17, 2011, 09:32 AM
I like to think of myself as a freelance writer

Free-lance? How cavalier.


Harharhar

impartial
March 17, 2011, 09:37 AM
This is quite possibly, on track to be the most sophisticated thread ever created. When do we serve the tea?

gdcpony
March 17, 2011, 11:54 AM
I am afraid sophistication is not on my list of self descriptions. But spike the tea and I'll give it a try!

impartial
March 17, 2011, 11:59 AM
ok exchange tea with scotch and I think we're good to go

DPris
March 17, 2011, 01:12 PM
People who write gun articles are sociopathic narcissists with pronounced psycho-sexual deviances and delusions of grandeur.
(Saw it somewhere on the Internet, just passing it along. :D)
Denis

impartial
March 17, 2011, 01:16 PM
yeah that sounds about right

GCBurner
March 17, 2011, 02:12 PM
You had me interested right up until the "no monetary gain" part. As Dr. Samuel Johnson once said, "No man but a blockhead ever wrote, except for money." :D

impartial
March 17, 2011, 02:37 PM
whats wrong with blockheads

impartial
March 29, 2011, 11:36 AM
still searching for contributors by the way.

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