If you're making mistakes in your pitch email, the best writing in the world might not get your foot in the door at an online publication you'd like to add to your portfolio. I've seen many pitching errors as an editor—here are a few of them, and how to avoid them.
Writing is cathartic and relaxing and a fantastic creative outlet. But it’s also hard and painful, making it pretty easy to give up on. If you really don’t want to give up on it, or if you’ve been writing and writing and don’t feel like you’re making progress or are feeling stuck, here are the steps that I’ve found help keep me on track.