I'm an English major interested in writing. How can a non-experienced writer get started in this field?

I will be getting my English degree in another year. I don't want to go into education/ teaching. I would like to write, edit, research, publish; to give you an idea. I'm interested in fashion, women's issues, music, nutrition beauty and style. Idealy I would like to work for a magazine, or newspaper. My working experience is in sales, customer service, and social services. I don't have any writing working experience what so ever, expect for what I write in school. Where can I look to at least get my foot in the door as a writer, researcher, ect. How do companies feel about non-experienced writers? The jobs I find call for experience writers only. Do you have any suggestions on how I can hone my writing skills and what positon could get me the experience I need to get started?

Asked By: Curly3100 - 3/19/2007
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I don't know if you have The Metro in your area. Start by asking to write for a local newspaper weekly.
Answered By: Killer Chick - 3/19/2007
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Write ebooks, articles and such and put them online. You can also sell your work to others looking for content. Just a couple of ideas.
Answered By: Think About It - 3/19/2007
I would do an informational interview with a writer and find out how he / she got started. This is also a good way of networking and you never know if that person has a strings they can pull for you. In my case the strings got me my job without the education i needed! Good luck!
Answered By: misscanada_y2k - 3/19/2007
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