WRITER'S TWO-DAY CONFERENCE OUTLINE
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1) WHO IS JOHN E. PHILLIPS AND HOW CAN HE HELP ME EARN MONEY AS A WRITER?
In 1999, John E. Phillips had over 381 articles published using the Michelangelo technique.
John E. Phillips is a freelance writer (over 4,000 magazine articles for about 100 magazines and several thousand newspaper columns published), magazine editor, photographer for print media as well as industry catalogues (over 10,000 photos published), lecturer, outdoor consultant, marketing consultant and book author with an overview of the outdoors.
Phillips has been a contributor to many national magazines, has been affiliated with 27-radio stations across Alabama serving as their outdoor editor and has written a weekly syndicated column, "Alabama Outdoors," for 38-Alabama newspapers for more than 13 years. Phillips has been the Outdoor Editor for the "Birmingham Post-Herald" for 17 years.
The author of 19 books on the outdoors, Phillips is a member of the Outdoor Writer's Association of America (OWAA), the Southeastern Outdoors Press Association (SEOPA), the Outdoors Photographic League and the Alabama Press Association. Phillips also is the owner of Night Hawk Publications, a marketing and publishing firm, and president of Creative Concepts, an outdoor consulting group.
Phillips also conducts seminars across the nation at colleges in freelance writing, photography and outdoor education besides teaching courses in how to sell what you write to writers' groups. Phillips received his photography training as a still-lab photo specialist for six years in the Air Force. He was the chief photographer for Mannequins, Inc., a Birmingham modeling agency, for 11 years.
While serving as 2nd Vice President of the Alabama Wildlife Federation, Phillips was in charge of all press releases for the organization as well as serving as Chairman of Alabama's Big Buck Contest, which he founded 25 years ago. He also was president of the Alabama Sportsman's Association for three years.
Phillips is the recipient of a Certificate of Merit from the Governor of Alabama and the Department of Conservation for his work in the outdoor field. Phillips is vitally interested in the outdoors and travels the nation collecting personalities, stories and how-to information for his articles and features.
EDUCATION: B.S. degree from the University of West Alabama with a physical education major and a history minor.
EXPERIENCE: 10 years parttime and fulltime physical director for YMCAs and 26 years as a freelance writer, photographer, broadcaster, editor, book author and lecturer. Currently, Phillips is editor of Alabama Whitetail and Bass, a field editor for Game and Fish Publications and Vulcan Publications, the editor-at-large for Harris Publications' outdoor magazines and the Alabama/Florida Panhandle editor for Saltwater Sportsman Magazine.
2) THE TEN SECRETS OF BECOMING A SUCCESSFUL SELLING WRITER
3) TEN SECRETS FOR SELLING ARTICLES
4) THIRTEEN SECRETS TO GETTING STORY IDEAS
5) TEN REASONS WRITERS FAIL AND HOW TO OVERCOME THEM
6) UNDERSTANDING THE EMOTIONS OF A WRITER AND HOW TO DEAL WITH THEM
7) YOU'VE GOT AN ASSIGNMENT, NOW WHAT?
8) TEN SECRETS TO DEVELOPING A PROFESSIONAL MANUSCRIPT
9) TEN ITEMS YOU NEED TO BE A WRITER
10) EDITOR-WRITER RELATIONSHIP
11) TEN SECRETS ON WHEN TO WRITE WHAT
12) TEN SECRETS TO THE WRITER'S LIFE
13) TEN SECRETS TO WRITING FOR FREE -- YES, YOU SHOULD