Once your idea becomes your first well-received article in a national magazine, you have an open door for other articles, and now you have a good chance to get a book published.
After writing a few articles, I found that the brevity and conciseness that are the mantra for magazine articles left too much of what I thought was important material on the magazine s cutting-room floor. Discovering that I had ideas and opinions for dozens of related articles that I wanted to explore much more fully made writing books my next logical choice.
Break out of the darkness into the light. Query a technical editor and get your name in print. Holding your book or magazine article in your hands is a tangible reward ”a reward most people never get on the job. In addition, a published article can lead to other opportunities, since it builds your name and reputation within the IT field.