You put in your time, did the research, conducted the interviews, wrote your heart out, then tore it up and started over. Well, probably not started completely over, but you looked at what you had put together and thought you could come at it from a different angle, or use a slightly different voice. Then you get what feels like the right piece. You spell check, review your grammar, read through and save. Then you start on your second draft.
Writing a feature article for a magazine is a daunting task. You’ve convinced someone to pay you for your talent and you suddenly feel like you’ve perpetrated a fraud. But then you start writing, and you remember that you are pretty good at this. And the work consumes you. It’s all you think about. You eat and sleep the article. Did I do enough research? Did I talk to enough people? Did I talk to the right people? Does what I’ve written make any sense? We writers are horribly insecure, constantly critiquing ourselves, wondering if it’s good enough.
You probably started writing in high school, or in college. You were the one that loved writing essays for class while everyone else grimaced. When you showed your paper to your best friend, she frowned at you, “That’s so good! How do you do it? It’s so hard!” You shrugged your shoulders and smiled to yourself and thought someday…
So here you are. You’ve been assigned an article, and you’ve written it. You are a writer now. Writing is grueling self deprecating work, but you pushed through and created a masterpiece. Well, not a masterpiece, but a pretty good article. Your self confidence is off the charts. So you submit, you wait a month, or two. Or three. Finally! Your article is published! There it is on page 36, with a bleed over to 37, and the three photographs you suggested. And then it’s over. Just like that wedding you spent months planning that is over in what seems like fifteen minutes. Your article is published and it’s time to move on to the next one.
But you’re not ready to walk away from this one. That’s where we come in. In The News can put your article in a magazine display frame, actually create a plaque of your article, complete with illustrations and the magazine’s masthead. More than a magazine display frame, a plaque creates a sort of award. An honor that you can display as one of your crowning achievements. And don't forget they make great gifts to those featured in the articles as well.
The process of heat-sealing your article to wood is done to preserve your article longer than a traditional magazine display frame. You get a lifelong keepsake that serves as a showcase of your work, helps promote your professional image as a writer.
Just as others might mount degrees or certificates, as a writer, your achievements can literally be mounted on your wall can be an enduring reminder of the journey and the satisfying end.
Were you featured on the cover of a magazine, have an article published, or mentioned in a write-up? Being spotlighted in a magazine, whether it’s a local zine or a national publication, is an exciting accomplishment and definitely something to talk about. Be sure to save and display that good press! Ready to get started on your display?
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