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RE: Daylilies now newsletters

Mine was for a non-profit group, so no pay involved, but then again it
wasn't published, just given to the membership.

BTW, Gene was nice enough to allow a copy of one of his articles for it
also! (properly credited) Thanks again!


> Donna & Kitty ,
>     Been there, done that. I wrote, edited and published my own 6 to 8
> page
> newsletter monthly for 5 years. Not as easy as it sounds. Just the
> deadline gets pretty stale after a few years. There may be a unlimited
> supply of information out there in the gardening world, but getting it
> together is another story. Research is good, but also just compiling
> re-shuffling what others have written is not my favorite kind of
> article. There used to be something called write about what you know.
> Experience. Not on your case, just using the opportunity to get on one
> my
> soap boxes.
>     I listen to writers gather information to write about some aspect
> gardening they do not have a clue about. Just compiling the work of
> others,
> reshuffling, putting into their words. Sometimes it is all pretty
> obvious...
> but since the editor is usually a word smith and not a gardener it is
> caught.
>     If you are going to write, check out the going scale to get paid.
> Don't
> sell yourself short or undercut those who make a living at garden
> (If you do not value your work who will??) Then write about what you
> and have experienced.... and grow lots more for the future articles.
>     Gene E. Bush
> Munchkin Nursery & Gardens, llc
> www.munchkinnursery.com
> genebush@munchkinnursery.com
> Zone 6/5  Southern Indiana

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