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Do you write articles? :)

DreamWolf DreamWolf
I intend to start it, and I wonder what to keep in mind when I get to it...

Do you write articles for EdenCafe, Sexis Magazine or EdenVlog?

And what are your advices?
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
I write articles for one or more of them...
T&A1987 , Tori Rebel , Ms. Spice , Taylor , Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama , kadytheredpanda , Jul!a , Beck
8  (32%)
I don't write any articles...
MrWishyWashy , GenderSexplorations , GONE! , poetprincess , Ghost , Missmarc , Princess-Kayla ♥ , Errant Venture , dv8 , Ash1141 , unfulfilled , AlianneCimorene , succulenthunny616 , Anne
14  (56%)
Oh, can I, gotta check it out!!!
Love Perpetua , bdvnt , travelnurse
3  (12%)
Total votes: 25
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T&A1987 T&A1987
I've written two articles for edencafe and have at least one more upcoming. write about something that you find interesting, research it and try to keep it at least partially current. First person is an option, when writing, as is third person, it's just a matter of preference.

establish most of your main points in the introduction, in order and restate them in the conclusion. make sure each paragraph flows into the next, as best as possible.

Don't try to fill space, it's painfully obvious. if you're going to argue for a position, don't be judgmental or arrogant regarding the other side, it lessens your argument. re-read it several times and read it aloud, that catches grammatical mistake the eye misses.

Also, I've written articles for my school papers for years and eden pays, by far, the most per word.
12/29/2011
Taylor Taylor
I've written one article and it actually posted on Eden Cafe today! I don't really have any advice, but I do think it's really cool that anyone can submit articles. I never thought of myself as a writer type person, so it was neat to have a place where I could write something. I really like reading other people's stuff too.

Good luck with your article!
12/29/2011
DreamWolf DreamWolf
Quote:
Originally posted by T&A1987
I've written two articles for edencafe and have at least one more upcoming. write about something that you find interesting, research it and try to keep it at least partially current. First person is an option, when writing, as is third person, ...
Oh, lovely, thank you!

I also wonder how much I could go into things what personally interest me, and advices on things I am good at... ~smiles blushy

I also wonder if it is allowed to use materials I wrote in forum posts, as there I have written quite a few (and long) comments which could probably be used as articles in my opinion, not sure though...
12/30/2011
GONE! GONE!
I would if I had something interesting and unique to share.
12/30/2011
poetprincess poetprincess
Quote:
Originally posted by DreamWolf
I intend to start it, and I wonder what to keep in mind when I get to it...

Do you write articles for EdenCafe, Sexis Magazine or EdenVlog?

And what are your advices?
I have considered writing some stories for eden cafe though...
12/30/2011
Love Perpetua Love Perpetua
I am definitely considering it!
12/30/2011
bdvnt bdvnt
I haven't written any articles for EF, but I have written other articles before. I enjoy writing and I'd love to write for EdenCafe. I'd also like to try some short fiction/fantasy type things. I enjoy writing, but I don't know if anyone would enjoy reading it.

I need to get out of school first though. I've only been able to write three reviews so far because I just don't have the time.
12/30/2011
Princess-Kayla ♥ Princess-Kayla ♥
I've considered it, but I'm not sure how to go about doing it.
12/30/2011
Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama
I have written several articles for Eden Cafe and have a few more (one or two I think) that they're waiting on publishing.

With my last item Rayne gave me a bit of feedback and I'm going to take it to heart. She said that I tend to write in a formal style and to remember that Eden Cafe is a BLOG and let me see how she put it...

Ok - here is what what she said.

"The only thing I notice about your writing that I might work on if it were me is you're a bit formal. You use very few contractions and leave in words some of us might skip in day-to-day speech. Formality isn't always a bad thing, but EdenCafe is a blog, so the voice, if you will, tends to be a little less formal.

But that's something that has to be entirely up to you, seeing as you're the author. Your own voice is just as important as the voice of the place you're contributing to, provided you adhere to their standards."

I'm sure she won't mind me posting that if it helps someone else with their submissions.

I haven't tried the others you've listed but I also write for the Eden Lit club and enjoy tha.

I hope this helps.

For Kayla...here is the link to the writer's guidelines for Eden Cafe.
12/30/2011
Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama
Quote:
Originally posted by DreamWolf
Oh, lovely, thank you!

I also wonder how much I could go into things what personally interest me, and advices on things I am good at... ~smiles blushy

I also wonder if it is allowed to use materials I wrote in forum posts, as there I ...
I do not believe that they will use anything that has been "published" anywhere else.

That doesn't mean you couldn't take part of what you've written on the forum and then turn it into an article with more stuff added.
12/30/2011
Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama
I just want to add that for Eden Cafe - Rayne is AWESOME to work with - she will give you feedback if you ask and she will be glad to clarify anything you have questions about.

Her email addy is rayne @ edenfantasys.com (take out the spaces).


Here is a sample - its an email I sent to her for some feedback on ideas I had:

~~~~~

I have a few article ideas I wanted to run past you- let me know what you think. I also don't remember how many articles you have from me that are in the que - I know I need to finish my erotica piece...hopefully it will be quiet enough this week that I can finish it (I write best at night for that).

Anyway - here are some ideas:

I almost gave my husband away - may need different title - but its a funny story along the lines of what Erma Bombeck would write (you may be too young to remember her)- but basically - my husband was away from home for several weeks at school. I visited one weekend and before I left (he'd gone to classes) - I left him all sorts of notes around the room - like "Coffee, Tea or Me?" etc. Only thing was...the maid cleaned the room early that day....and saw the notes before he did. She wrote on one of them in red pen (how he eventually figured out she'd seen them) - and basically was taking him up on his "offer". Poor guy was too naive to understand that - and he left her a note the next day explaining the situation.

Qualities in a good marriage - After 31 years of marriage, I've learned a lot about communication and marriage tips. I think one of the greatest things that is needed is humor - but also forgiveness, understanding, trying to see things through their eyes. This one would probably be a longer article - probably your longest length because I would most likely give examples from our own life about how these things helped

Communication in marriage - not like above although you might think so. Basically, I've come to see communication in marriage a lot like a tennis game. You can never choose how your partner will act - but you can choose how you react to them - and sometimes - a soft answer really can calm down the situation and help you work things out. But it takes being willing to choose your words that you say in response.

Making it through the tough times in marriage - or "when you feel like your spouse is an alien" - I have found that my husband goes through a 6-8 week cycle every year where it is like an alien has invaded his body and he is mean and nasty and just hard to live with. Some years are really bad and other years are mild - but I've learned some techniques for making it through those times

Sexy/Sex doesn't have to be expensive - there was a post on the forum today about a gal who was going to buy all this stuff for a special night of sex - mind you - her paycheck had only been $340 and she's often whining about how much she doesn't have. Anyway - I would not refer to her specifically but my point is that you don't need to spend a lot of money to have a fun time together - and sometimes you can do cheaper things like watch an old favorite movie together with popcorn and soda and then have sex - or other things (I swear I think I've gotten to the point where I could be sexy in a burlap sack because its what you do with the burlap sack that makes it sexy).

Those are just the ones off the top of my head.

~~~~~


She replied back that she liked all the ideas - that she can only have four articles in the queue waiting to be published and that they can now only take one submission per person per week.

Also remember that it may take her 72 hours or so to get back to you as she gets a lot of submissions and of course if you're contacting her on the weekend or over a holiday - it make take longer.
12/30/2011
Errant Venture Errant Venture
I've written articles, just not for here. Good luck to you, though.
12/31/2011
kadytheredpanda kadytheredpanda
I've written four for EdenCafe, including a word of the week.
01/09/2012
Jul!a Jul!a
I've written a decent amount for the Cafe, but never really on a regular basis. When I get something that makes me all ranty, I'll usually try to catch it on paper so I can send it in.
01/09/2012
kawigrl kawigrl
nope
01/09/2012
Master DarkWolf Master DarkWolf
Nope, I don't write any...
02/07/2012
succulenthunny616 succulenthunny616
I dont even know how to write an article.
07/22/2012
Anne Anne
I might do it someday when I have something in mind.
07/23/2012
Total posts: 19
Unique posters: 16