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TIPS ON GETTING TAI CHI & QIGONG ARTICLES PUBLISHED

   ... writing tips for articles, from World Tai Chi & Qigong Day



Writing articles is a way to get free publicity for your classes or workshops, while educating your community or region on the many benefits of T'ai Chi & Qigong. It is a win/win/win for everyone involved. World T'ai Chi & Qigong Day is a GREAT way to get an in with your local and regional wholistic and natural health publications. Because your local event is a part of an unprecedented historic global event, it gets the publisher to "pay attention" when you submit. Also, we have photo archives from around the world we can share with you to submit with your article. But, once in, you can often write T'ai Chi & QiGong articles on a regular basis for them. (It's also good to advertise your classes in your local holistic health magazines. They need your support.)

 

WHO CAN I WRITE FOR?

When you visit your health food store, or local bistros, you'll find free community and regional papers that are browsed through by the thousands. You can and should be writing regular T'ai Chi & Qigong articles for them. There are a thousand topics to write on. Here are some examples of article's I've written on: "World T'ai Chi & QiGong Day" "T'ai Chi and The Global Stress Epidemic" "T'ai Chi and Holiday Stress" "T'ai Chi and Drug Rehabilitation" "T'ai Chi and Attention Deficit Disorder" "T'ai Chi and Corporate Wellness" "T'ai Chi and Improving Your Golf Game" "T'ai Chi and Weight Loss" "T'ai Chi and Global Healing" "T'ai Chi and the Global Environment" "T'ai Chi and Reducing Social Violence"

. . . and these are just a few.


Also, you can write letters to the editor anytime you see a health related issue discussed in the news, since T'ai Chi and/or QiGong can help with almost any human health issue. Many company or coop newsletters are looking for material in your area. What the heck, you can also try mainstream consumer magazines.

 

WHERE DO I GET MY MATERIAL?

At www.worldtaichiday.org in our "Resource Library" you will find many research studies on T'ai Chi benefits. You'll also see information on the QiGong Institute's QiGong Database, with over 1,500 medical research studies done on T'ai Chi & QiGong. Many of the QiGong exercise studies would apply to T'ai Chi if you are using T'ai Chi as a stress reducing QiGong exercise.

Also, in my book, "The Complete Idiot's Guide to T'ai Chi & QiGong," you'll find a chapter on "Do T'ai Chi - Change the World" which will give you many ideas about how T'ai Chi can be applied to business, social and health problems in many ways. There is also a section that lists many of the health issues many people commonly experience that can benefit from T'ai Chi & QiGong. Use these resources as research material, and then write from your own experience. We've all had students who found their migraines going away, or their chronic pain conditions disappearing after a few weeks of T'ai Chi or QiGong practice. Speak from the heart, and use the medical and science research we've accumulated for you to use. www.worldtaichiday.org "Resource Library." Get The QiGong Institute's Data Base. Every teacher should have it.

 

HOW DO I SIGN MY ARTICLES?

List your credentials, but keep it brief. If you've taught for corporations, or health care services, you might put "Jane Doe, Corporate & Health Care T'ai Chi/QiGong Consultant." Use the best of your experience and share it with the readers. In your bio also list an email or website, or phone number where readers can contact you for more information, or to find local classes.

HELP SUPPORT WORLD T'AI CHI & QIGONG DAY EFFORTS AS
WE SUPPORT YOU WITH ALL OUR EFFORTS.

In your article mention the annual global event, and where it will be celebrated annually, AND PLEASE, PLEASE, list the www.worldtaichiday.org website for more information. When we grow, it helps you. Our purpose is to expand T'ai Chi & Qigong worldwide, in your city, and in that way expand your classes.

If you mention World T'ai Chi & Qigong Day in your article, we have photo archives of some mass events worldwide. You can weave them into your article, and we'll email you photos, beautiful, and colourful, that you can submit with your article. We just provided photos to a T'ai Chi teacher/writer in Russia, recently. It was a great article.

Also, you can always call or email us at the Int'l Center for World T'ai Chi & Qigong Day to get info or an interview, quote, or whatever to spice up your article with that global flavor, even as you localize it with your participation and connection with your local health journals.

HOW TO PREPARE ARTICLES: Submit a query with a brief "catchy" blurb about your essay/article to the editor of the publication. Address it to the editor's name, they appreciate that. Ask for their "Submission Guidelines." These will tell you the word count they are looking for, and tell you if you can submit photos etc. It will sometimes help you get a feel for the "flavor" of article they are looking for. Again, there are so many angles that T'ai Chi & Qigong benefit us from, you can create custom articles to suit any publications needs and wants.

Most publications will accept Word Document attachments, some will want it in the body of an email, and a few will want you to snail mail it in. You can usually query prior to submission via email.

 

THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU TO DO SOMETHING REALLY GOOD FOR THE WORLD - HAVE SOME FUN - SEE YOUR NAME IN PRINT - AND GROW YOUR CLASSES TO BOOT !!!
That is what life is all about. We are not here to suffer.

 

Sincerely,

Bill Douglas
Founder of World T'ai Chi & Qigong Day

 

If you write articles for websites, feel free to use the below videos on Tai Chi and Qigong science, etc, in your articles.

We ask they remain un-edited and that you credit WorldTaiChiDay.org with a live link, citing us as a resource readers can use.


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BELIEFNET.COM
http://www.beliefnet.com/story/35/story_3596_1.html
Stress-Busting With T'ai-Chi
Excerpted from "The Complete Idiot's Guide to T'ai-chi & Qigong," with permission of the author and Macmillan Reference.




Depression-Guides.Info
Bone Loss, Osteoporosis, Depression, Menopause & TAI CHI
http://www.depression-guides.info/Bone_Loss_Osteoporosis_Depression_Menopause_TAI_CHI.html



Tong Ren - A Publication of the Canadian Taijiquan Federation
One World . . . One Breath . . .
"Tai Chi event to spread peace . . ."




SENTIENT TIMES - Alternatives for Community and Personal Transformation
http://www.sentienttimes.com/04/dec_jan_04/tai_chi_qi_gong.htm
Tai Chi & Qigong - The Perfect Exercise?
By Bill Douglas

Tai Chi & Qigong have exploded across the media landscape recently.Time Magazine in an
article on Tai Chi benefits called Tai Chi “the perfect exercise.” While The Wall Street Journal
recently did a front page lifestyle story entitled Qigong The Next Yoga: A Sweat Free Workout
Tiger Woods’ Secret Weapon? . . .
So, why all the buzz on Tai Chi & Qigong? Partly because
today’s high stressed fast moving population is seeking, not only health & fitness, but serenity.

Om Place.com
http://www.omplace.com/articles/TaiChi.html
Tai Chi's Supreme Ultimate Benefit
by Bill Douglas

 

Awareness Magazine
http://www.awarenessmag.com/marapr1.html/ma1_world_tai_chi.html
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Scheduled for Saturday, April
By Bill Douglas

 

KUNG FU MAGAZINE
http://ezine.kungfumagazine.com/ezine/article.php?article=331
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day
Bringing Tai Chi and Qigong to the world.
by Bill Douglas

Awareness Magazine
http://www.awarenessmag.com/julaug1.html/ja1_tai_chi.html
A Trail of Tears . . . A Tái Chi Teacher
Finds Meaning on the Reservation
By Bill Douglas

Awareness Magazine
http://www.awarenessmag.com/marapr2.html/ma2_world_tai_chi.html
A Health Revolution Silently EXPLODES Across the Planet!
World T'ai Chi & Qigong Day
By Bill Douglas, Founder

 

Om Place.com
http://www.omplace.com/articles/TaiChi_Saves.html
How Tai Chi & Qigong Change the World
by Bill Douglas

 

In Light Times
http://www.inlighttimes.com/archives/2000/03/faith.htm
How Faith Allows Dreams To Create Us
by Bill Douglas

 

Inner Self Magazine
http://www.innerself.com/Testimonials/america.htm
America's Broken Heart - Finding Miracles in the Valley of Death
by Bill Douglas

Indian Country Today National Newspaper
American Indian Students Find Strong Connection in Tai Chi ... Janelle
Gonzales, Cedrick Yazzie, Wetg-Ke-Te and Bill Douglas practice the ancient art of
tai chi. Photo by: Mary Pierpoint Today Staff Indian Country Today. ICT Indian
Country Today National Newspaper [2001/07/04]
http://www.turtletrack.org/Issues01/Co07142001/CO_07142001_Taichi.htm


Wisdom Seekers - New Zealand
http://www.wisdomseekers.org.nz/mcveigh.html
"We Have Met the Enemy - and He is Us."
By Bill Douglas

 

Holistic Politics.com
http://www.holisticpolitics.com/children_of_war.htm
Children of War
by Bill Douglas

 

Brothers Veritus - Spain
http://www.luisprada.com/Protected/Hemos_Encontrado_al_Enemigo.htm
"Hemos Encontrado al Enemigo ... y Él es Nosotros!", by Bill Douglas

 

Kung Fu Magazine
http://ezine.kungfumagazine.com/ezine/index.php?offset=15
World T'ai Chi & Qigong Day
By Bill Douglas

 

New Connexion Journal
http://www.newconnexion.net/article/01-00/glimpse.html
A Glimpse of Global Liberation at Folsom Prison
by Bill Douglas

 

Stepping Stones Journal
http://steppingstones.to/light/enlightening/E015.html
An Angelic Experience, by Bill Douglas, Founder of World T'ai Chi & Qigong Day

 

Sort Life Out - Discover Your True Purpose - United Kingdom
http://www.meaningoflife.i12.com/taichi.htm
On this article (by Bill Douglas) there are lots of info and tips on both Tai
Chi & Qi Gong

 

THE META ARTS MAGAZINE
http://www.themetaarts.com/pages/billdouglas1.html
Creating Bridges: Spirituality & Philosophy:
An Awakening
by Bill Douglas

 

META ARTS MAGAZINE
http://www.themetaarts.com/archives/200302/billdouglas1.html
Creating Healing in a World in Need. World T'ai Chi & Qigong Day 2003
Unfolds Across the World.
by Bill Douglas

SpiritualMinds.com
http://www.spiritualminds.com/authors.asp?authorid=6128
Bill Douglas
http://www.worldhealingday.org
Bill Douglas is the author of "The Amateur Parent - A Book on Life, Death,
War and Peace, and Everything Else in the Universe!" (available at Amazon.com),
"The Complete Idiot's Guide to T'ai Chi & Qigong," presenter in the video
series "T'ai Chi & Qigong: The Prescription for the Future" and is Founder of
World Healing Day. Bill has published articles on human rights, environment, and
natural health in publications worldwide, and has been interviewed in The New
York Times and The South China Morning Post.

 

SpiritualMinds.com
America's Broken Heart - Finding Miracles in the Valley of Death
Added 3/28/2002
This horror we have witnessed as a nation reminds me of a personal horror I
had years ago.
By Bill Douglas
http://www.spiritualminds.com/authors.asp?authorid=6128


Ezines.com
T'ai Chi in the Information Age – Ancient Cure for Modern Problems
By Bill Douglas - Expert Author at Ezines.com: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Bill_Douglas
http://EzineArticles.com/?id=73770