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Writing Articles!?!?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by impartial, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. impartial

    impartial Active Member

    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!

  2. gdcpony

    gdcpony Well-Known Member

  3. J_McLeod

    J_McLeod Well-Known Member

    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.
  4. kayak-man

    kayak-man Well-Known Member

    I like to think of myself as a freelance writer. I'm in
  5. impartial

    impartial Active Member

    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.

  6. Trebor

    Trebor Well-Known Member

    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.
  7. impartial

    impartial Active Member

    exactly! So when are you going to start writing for me? ;)
  8. merlinfire

    merlinfire Well-Known Member

    Free-lance? How cavalier.

  9. impartial

    impartial Active Member

    This is quite possibly, on track to be the most sophisticated thread ever created. When do we serve the tea?
  10. gdcpony

    gdcpony Well-Known Member

    I am afraid sophistication is not on my list of self descriptions. But spike the tea and I'll give it a try!
  11. impartial

    impartial Active Member

    ok exchange tea with scotch and I think we're good to go
  12. DPris

    DPris Well-Known Member

    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)
  13. impartial

    impartial Active Member

    yeah that sounds about right
  14. GCBurner

    GCBurner Well-Known Member

    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
  15. impartial

    impartial Active Member

    whats wrong with blockheads
  16. impartial

    impartial Active Member

    still searching for contributors by the way.

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