I wonder if there's anything more frustrating to a writer (besides writing) than getting your work noticed. For those having no previous experience, one way is to acquire "clips".
In the writing world, "clips" are pieces that get publishd, whether they are on a blog, in a newspaper or magazine or noted in a contest. They can be called "tear sheets" as well. They are an important part of a writers "portfolio" and a sure-fire way to showcase your work.
Trying to get clips can be tricky, but there are a few ways that might work for you!
1. Offer to write an article for a local paper or submit a lette to the editor
2. Volunteer to write for a non-profit organization
3. Submit articles to magazines
4. Check your job for an opportunity
5. Write a blog
Whatever way you find, remember to keep them for your writing future! Thanks to a good writing friend (you know who you are!) I've been able to garner "clips".
So think about it? Do you have any now? Have you written anything, including for yor church, job or hobby group? Or do you have any ideas you'd like to share that might help others?