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    Well I guess I'm a real live fly fishing writer now; I got an article accepted for publication -- so not just a blog writer or posting on various fly fishing forums (though not really sure what difference that makes any way). I just got my first cheque as a fly fishing writer today -- does this make me a professional fly fishing writer???? LOL LOL Hardly!!!! -- better not let my head swell too much!!!!! LOL LOL (I've sold other stories before but none about fly fishing). I wrote an article that comes out in a future issue of the Eastern Fly Fishing magazine. Nothing much -- just 500 words. But it's a start -- a way to get my foot in the door. And really I'd never have thought about submitting an article to a fly fishing magazine unless I'd been able to write on forums like this. So I'm writing this not to boast or build myself up. But rather to thank you who take the time to read my stuff on here -- and those of you who have sent words of encouragement in PMs and posts. Thanks.

    Tight Lines,

    Mike
    "Fly fishing is solitary, contemplative, misanthropic, scientific in some hands, poetic in others, and laced with aesthetic considerations. It's not even clear if catching fish is actually the point." -John Gierach

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeo View Post
    Well I guess I'm a real live fly fishing writer now; I got an article accepted for publication -- so not just a blog writer or posting on various fly fishing forums (though not really sure what difference that makes any way). I just got my first cheque as a fly fishing writer today -- does this make me a professional fly fishing writer???? LOL LOL Hardly!!!! -- better not let my head swell too much!!!!! LOL LOL (I've sold other stories before but none about fly fishing). I wrote an article that comes out in a future issue of the Eastern Fly Fishing magazine. Nothing much -- just 500 words. But it's a start -- a way to get my foot in the door. And really I'd never have thought about submitting an article to a fly fishing magazine unless I'd been able to write on forums like this. So I'm writing this not to boast or build myself up. But rather to thank you who take the time to read my stuff on here -- and those of you who have sent words of encouragement in PMs and posts. Thanks.

    Tight Lines,

    Mike
    I can see why they chose you to write an article, excellent punctuation and grammar.

    You can never have too many !!! or ??? in a row.





    If i come off like a sarcastic a-hole, it is probably because i am a sarcastic a-hole. I dont mean anything, by what i typed. Just found it funny is all.

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    Well you are right about too many "!!!!" and "????" -- and grammar and punctuation are both very important -- thank goodness for "Spell Check" and proof readers -- besides bending a quotation or dangling a participle isn't half as much fun as bending a rod or dangling a fly in front of a trout
    "Fly fishing is solitary, contemplative, misanthropic, scientific in some hands, poetic in others, and laced with aesthetic considerations. It's not even clear if catching fish is actually the point." -John Gierach

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    One final thought -- this was the first fly fishing article I'll have published as I've said; well, first one I got paid for any way -- I have a few others that have been accepted or submitted (after sending in query to editor) but I've found out that if you want to make a living as a writer, then you have to have a lot of articles on the go -- most magazines don't pay until 30 days or so before actual publication of issue -- so that means if you really wanted to make a living as a writer (especially a fly fishing writer) you'd have to have a number of articles going out or being worked on (have stuff submitted or have made a query to an editor first on) -- you'd have to plan for this -- or just write part-time; which is where I'm at for now (later who knows) -- what is it they say about "don't give up your day job" LOL LOL -- always good to have something else to fall back on -- but it is fun to write -- especially about things you love
    "Fly fishing is solitary, contemplative, misanthropic, scientific in some hands, poetic in others, and laced with aesthetic considerations. It's not even clear if catching fish is actually the point." -John Gierach

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    Default Re: Me??? A fly fishing writer?!?!?

    Mikeo

    Congrats on the first paying gig! You gotta feel pretty good that one of the fly fishing magazines picked up your piece, way to go!

    Larry

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