Archaeology and family history both sound like pretty interesting topics to write about. Even if you haven't been paid yet, you're gathering some published clips to show an editor when you make a pitch in the future -- and that can be pretty important! Clips show your writing skills and what kind of work you put into your writing, and editors like to know what they're getting when they first starting working with a freelancer.
We hope you'll browse through our article section on WriterMag.com for more information and ideas about freelancing when you have some time.
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Martha Lundin, editorial associate for The Writer