A long time ago I read that if you can produce a full text/photography package, that will help you immensely in the editorial photography market. I have been writing magazine articles for a long time, and I believe a majority of the images I’ve licensed have been part of full article packages.
This month has been a particularly good one for me in this pursuit, having two articles published in major aviation magazines; Sport Aviation and Warbird Digest. As part of the experience of these two articles I have found a way to make the writing process even easier, conduct interviews. Interviews do several things, they help get others involved, they usually lend a better air of authority to your article, and the thing I liked best – the interviewees are bound to give you many ideas to add more content to your article.
My suggestion to you is conduct an article if your writing project is at all appropriate for one.