Leslie Tulip is a writer for some of the most popular publications on the internet today such as Darling Magazine and HelloGiggles. Who is the real Leslie Tulip you might wonder? Read below to find out.
(Written by Leslie) Leslie Tulip likes to consider herself a walking SNL encyclopedia. She Tweets and Instagrams. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, has crushes on used bookstores, drinks a lot of tea, and dreams of being a writer. She wants to laugh a lot and do what she can to help people in need. You can read her writing here.
1. Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Leslie Tulip and I am a writer, fresh at the start of my career. Currently writing for Darling Magazine's blog and HelloGiggles.
2. What sparked the passion to write and tell stories?
I have always loved writing, I was an avid journaler as a child into my early twenties when I transferred from paper journals to writing blog posts.
3. How did you go about pitching your story ideas to companies?
When I finally summoned the courage to put my writing out there and see if it got a bite I just started pitching to a few online media sites, it took a few months before hearing back from even one of them. It can take time, they get a lot of submissions.
4. What has been your experience working with companies you have written for?
My experience has been lovely! Of course I have also faced a lot of rejection in pitching articles but you just have to keep coming up with ideas or find the write outlet who would accept those pitch ideas.
5. What kind of genre and topics do you like to write about?
I like to focus on subjects of life, relationships, work, pop culture, and social issues.
6. What's on the horizon for you for your writing?
More of it! Continuing to find my niche in writing articles that strike a chord with the readers. Long term dream involves some novel writing. (:
7. What advice do you have for people who want to write for magazines, start a blog or write professionally?
Put yourself out there. Rejection will come in waves, but so will acceptance! Don't let yourself stop writing, keep going, keep building your skills as a writer.
1. If you could bring 5 things with you on an abandoned island that has animals roaming around and there's a body of water you could drink from what would it be?
Ooooh, my love of backpacking is kicking in! A hatchet, sleeping bag, rope, tarp, and Pride & Prejudice (I could never tire of rereading it).
2. If you could meet anyone living or dead who would it be?
It may seem like a cliche answer but Martin Luther King, Jr. Race and equality are so near and dear to my heart. Especially with what is happening in the world right now I long to be filled afresh with his words of radical peace.
3. What's your favorite book or series?
My absolute favorite book is The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.
4. If you could travel back in time where would you go?
Early 1800s (like Pride & Prejudice). Love the gorgeous dinners and dances, plus women were just starting to challenge gender roles and go after what they wanted.
5. If you could only listen to one song for an extended period of time what would it be? I could say forever but that just seems like torture.
Mmm, Clocks by Coldplay. It always makes me feel small in the best way, like anything is possible in this life.