Health Writing Tips

How to get started writing for a living, whether you want to write about health, nutrition, fitness, the environment, for magazines, blogs, and books.

Should you Write a Health Book?

write a health book

Want to write a book? Join the club. Surveys say more than 80 percent of people want to write be published authors. The reasons are many and varied. You may just want to share what you know about a ... [ Read More ]

How to be an Environmental Writer

environmental writing

Environmental health is still a hot topic in magazines and newspapers, not to mention websites and blogs (and commercial writing opportunities abound, but that's another story). The fairly recent ... [ Read More ]

Health Writer Hint #3 Master your markets

MAGAZINE HEALTH WRITING BASIC 12  - part 3 Editors want to work with writers who get them and know why their publication is unique. If you think they're all the same, look again. Whether you’re ... [ Read More ]

Health Writer Hint #5 Don’t lose heart

MAGAZINE HEALTH WRITING BASIC 12 part - 5 Hear the phone not ringing? Hear your email not pinging? You hear nothing but crickets, you say?  Don't lose heart; those are just the friendly freelance ... [ Read More ]

Health Writer Hint #6 Land your first gig

MAGAZINE HEALTH WRITING BASIC 12 part - 6 So you've found your starting point, networked with other writers to get the lay of the land, identified possible markets, developed article ideas, crafted ... [ Read More ]

Health Writer Hint #7 Report responsibly

MAGAZINE HEALTH WRITING BASIC 12 part - 7 You've landed a plum writing assignment on a great health, fitness, nutrition or environmental health topic: Woo hoo! Now what? Let me take a moment ... [ Read More ]