Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Published on Fix.Com

Pretty much out of the blue, I got an email a month or more ago, from Jesse of fix.com.  He asked if I was interested in writing for them and of course I said yes.

Several story ideas were submitted, and the first one they selected involved the concept of surviving the riding of a motorcycle in city traffic.  I based it on the training I've gone through since I started riding motorcycles and added in a heavy dose of personal experiences and observations.

In my present contract, I commute 45-50 miles a day in city traffic to/from Downtown Denver, not very enjoyable and definitely something that requires close attention!

The story had to be 1000 words in length, and at first I thought: "Wow, that's a lot of writing"!  Turns out, I generated over 1400 words total and still felt there was stuff missing from the article!

Oh, and yes, they do pay me to write these articles.  So along with exposure as a moto-writer, there's a little money to buy tires and gas.  Bonus!

My first article with fix.com is now online:

picture source: fix.com

The colorful graphics were generated by fix.com's in-house artist based on sketches I sent in along with the article.

Jesse also recently said they'd be interested in other articles as well, so we'll see how far this particular writing gig goes.

9 comments:

RMachida said...

Congratulations! It's a good article.

bski28 said...

Good Article Dom, nice job!

Trobairitz said...

Awesome - congrats on being published.

And I agree, good article.

James Peet said...

Nice job on the article Domingo :-)

Spat said...

Well congratulation, keep it up you can quit your day job.
Good article

Charlie6 said...

Thanks to all of you, please link the posting via FB or twitter or if applicable one of the other choices....if you liked the posting a lot, you can embed it onto your blog.....

Jason said...

Great article, you fit some important things into 1400 characters. I picked up the "watch the wheel" tip from someone's blog and have been using it ever since!

Remember, parking lots are just big uncontrolled intersections ;)

Thanks again!

bob skoot said...

Dom:

Good information and congrats on being Published

I also look at the front wheels of cars pulling out, and I also use the weave method, sometimes. Depends on the situation.

bob
Riding the Wet Coast

Charlie6 said...

Jason and Bobskoot, thank you also for your kind words....watching the front wheel is important, no telling what a cager will do by looking at their eyes.