Have you ever wondered how to get your writing published in mainstream media?
Today I speak with Amy Faith Ho, MD, an amazing writer, speaker and freshly minted emergency medicine physician. Amy shares with us tips and techniques to get your article published. Amy is a nationally published in sources such as KevinMD, Doximity, FeminEM, and the Chicago Tribune amongst others. Listen to today’s episode recorded live at the FeminEM Ideas Exchange 2017 Conference for all the insider details!
Quick writing tips from Amy Ho, MD:
- Human interest side of being a physician
- Consider writing for other repositories more than blogging to get more
- Read a lot to learn who to submit to
- Don’t be afraid to cold submit
- Put yourself out there
- Know what your exclusivity rights are when you submit a piece
- Twitter is a type of publishing
- You have a voice: it is important to get that voice out
- If you feel passionate about something, write about it
Links Mentioned in the Episode:
- Amy Faith Ho, MD
- KevinMD: Being a good medical student doesn’t mean you’ll be a good doctor (Amy’s submission from Medical School)
- Today Show: TODAY Show: Controversy of Chi-Raq
- The OpEd Project
- NPR: Millennial Doctors May Be More Tech-Savvy, But Is That Better?
- TEDxOakParkWomen: The Next Women’s Movement
- Untold Stories of the ER (Season 12 Ep 4): Heeled!
- in-House: Residency as a series of mini-interventions against physician suicide and depression
- in-Training: Match Magic: Why the NRMP Match Needs to Disappear
Ideas for where to submit your writing:
- Washington Post
- Wall Street Journal
- Local news opinion section
- Self Publish on Linked In
Special thanks to this week’s sponsor Lawrence Keller from Physician Financial Services!
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