Writing for All Things Wellness

 If you are reading a story, blog or article from one of our writers, you are in for treat. Our writers share their personal opinions, experiences, beliefs, and knowledge in a variety of ways: stories, blogs and articles. We do not change the “voice” of our writers. If they are funny one day, then they are just that. If, they feel more serious or emotional the next, then they share their deepest gurgling. You want variety…welcome.

 Story, Blog or Article

What is the difference between a story, blog or article?

A story…

  • is a longer than a blog, yet not as long as an article.
  • has no bullet points, unless used as a bullet-point conclusion.
  • has complete sentences and paragraphs.
  • should be about the author; written in first-person, narrative and non-fiction.
  • may contain personal opinions, be experiential and is often emotionally based.
  • may have facts and figures added only to validate the story, and those facts and figures must be resourced https://www.scribbr.com/chicago-style/footnotes/.
  • may contain subtle teaching but should not be a presentation or sales pitch. The understated teaching is in the personal lesson(s) learned.

*Stories written for All Things Wellness should be around 2000 words (exceptions apply).

A blog…

  • is narrative and relatable.
  • Is typically shorter and punchy like a conversation.
  • is a personal collection or update like sharing a journal entry.
  • is not full of technical details.

*Blogs written for All Things Wellness should be between 500-1500 words (exceptions apply).

An article…

  • informational and often includes research.
  • often references evidence-based data which requires crediting.
  • is structured beginning with a premise and ending with a conclusion.
  • uses more of a neutral-passive tone voice.

*Articles written for All Things Wellness should be between 1500-3000 words (exceptions apply).

Photos:

  • Adding your own photo(s) to a blog or story avoids legal issues due to misuse permissions.
  • Any photos must be resourced and posted in Chicago format styleat the bottom of the story, blog or article in order to meet legal publishing guidelines. This is required by all conventional publishers.   https://www.scribbr.com/chicago-style/footnotes/
  • Writer’s choosing to use another person’s photo in a story, article or blog, must provide All Things Wellness, LLC (peggy@allthingswellness.com) written documentation they have permission to include the photo in their writings.
  • There are several “free” sources where a writer may seek fantastic, free, royalty photos:
  • Free Images
  • Unsplash
  • Pixabay
  • PicJumbo
  • Pexels
  • io
  • PhotoPin
  • Gratisography
  • LibreShot…to name a few.

We would love to share your brilliance with our audience. If you would like to apply to submit a story, blog or article, contact peggy@allthingswellness.com