Reblogged from Esther at estherchiltonblog:
Did you know that you can earn around £200 pounds a month from writing readers’ letters? They’re a form of writing that’s often dismissed, but they shouldn’t be ignored – whether you’re new to the writing scene or a seasoned writer.
Here are five reasons why you should write one:
- Reason One: A source of income –
Whilst you can’t live off the proceeds of readers’ letters, some will earn you £25 a letter, while some publications pay up to £100 a letter. A few of those can certainly give your writing income a boost.
- Reason Two: Hone your writing skills –
If you take a look through some of the women’s weeklies, you’ll soon see that many of the letters are short – some less than 20 words long. So your writing needs to be succinct and it has to catch the editor’s eye to be chosen, meaning it’s a great way to practice short, sharp and to the point writing.
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