Dear TMD Community -
In the past couple of years I have been writing Magic articles and participating in content creation. In that time I've had many people ask me about ways to get started as a Magic writer or content creator. I usually give folks the same basic advice that someone once gave me: "Just do it, I guess" was the exact phrase another writer told me. That's great advice, but it can still be hard to know exactly where to start.
Starting writing isn't necessarily about finding a website that will pay you for your content. First of all, most people that are going to pay you are going to want to see some sort of evidence that you have some talent as a writer. The real key is to find a place that will host your work with little or no questions asked.
TMD Members, you have the perfect place to start writing content. This very website is the PERFECT place for you to get started. If you have an article idea, you could basically just write it here as a post. Better yet, you could do a primer (like the fantastic Oath primer Evouga wrote). As far as I'm concerned, we need MORE material like this. Basic articles are fine, and I enjoy writing and reading them myself, but in my opinion there's no better resource for an aspiring Vintage player than an in-depth primer. My articles tend to have a shorter shelf-life, a good primer can be a resource for years to come!
So TMD community, I am challenging you to make this happen. Is there a deck that you know inside and out? Start a primer about it and teach all of us what you know. Evouga's primer is a great example. I am going to be linking to that Oath primer in an upcoming article because I like it so much, and if anyone else can make content like that for TMD I'll write about that one as well.
If you really want to be a writer, making this sort of in-depth material for TMD is a great idea. It will get you practice, and I will do my part to make sure as many people read it as I can. When the time comes that you want to try to write for a different website, you'll have something to show them.
I know that there are a ton of good content creators that use TMD. I love that, and I always try to read all of your work and I occasionally link to those articles in mine, because I like to reciprocate all of the support everyone has shown me. Let's all keep it up, because it's working - more and more people are finding out how great Vintage is.
Thanks for your time!
Islandswamp - Your friendly neighborhood Scrub