|Benefit # 1 - Distinctive |
November is a month that has a great deal of significance for me in one regard - it's the month when my column for Comic Related, "TV Party", first appeared online. (CR Guru/Close Personal Friend Chuck keeps reminded me that I was the "first" columnist; read into that what you will). Having a regular non-blog outlet for my writing has provided me with great benefits (including "press credentials")....and I would like to pass the magic onto you.
Comic Related is looking for people who are willing to write for them on a regular, consistent basis. They're looking for people who are willing to write weekly reviews of comics (with an indie slant, but they'll accept mainstream) as well as weekly/regular columns about things comic related.
|Benefit # 2 - Cosplayers|
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(Although Brant is asking me to consider changing how I submit columns - he's claiming that my handwriting is already tough to read; writing it in crayon and faxing it in is really tough for him to transcribe).
What do you need to write for Comic Related? I've found these helpful:
- A strong, writing ability - you don't have to be Shakespeare, but you should know basic grammar, composition, etc.
- A strong opinion tempered with a strong sense of consideration - in order words, Beavis & Butthead-esque declarations of "this sucks" or "this is cool" aren't good enough; describe why you like the book, or why you hold a particular opinion
- A sense of humor - unlike some bloggers who participate in a "fake" style of humor, Comic Related doesn't quite take itself so seriously
- Dependability and an ability to meet deadlines.
So, you're probably wondering, how do I become a writer for Comic Related? Simply send an e-mail indicating your interest in either being a reviewer or a columnist. They'll follow up, and trust me, unlike other comic news web sites, you will never be able to say, "Comic Related never met a press release they didn't like."
Come join the Comic Related community - it is a total and complete blast. I'm still having fun after all this time, and it's only getting started.