Just say one wanted to write something for a monthly, with sixteen pages in between it’s covers. Well, sixteen is not much, I must say. Where would someone come in there, if one wanted something published every month, as a freelancer and not a staff writer?Continue reading “Reality and fantasy”
Sometimes the only purpose one writes about something is simply to write. One enjoys writing and one wants to write it. One doesn’t worry about the financial compensation (if any for that matter). One doesn’t worry about anything more than writing something that one can be proud of when it’s published. The only satisfaction is in the process of writing and the fact it got published so others can read it. It’s all quite lovely, really; and devoid of particular agendas.
The headline, the opening paragraph and the photos all come together to set the tone for the article. In other words, these elements can frame the idea of the article.Continue reading “Framed well”
Some people may enjoy their byline above the title, but I was a little awkward at seeing my name on the top of the page, followed by a page of my film reviews.Continue reading “Embarrassing byline”
There was an article I did a while ago that was supposedly about a controversial issue, but the readership weren’t blank canvases where I could convert their hearts with my writing. They knew where they stood on the issue, either way way or the other. The editor seemed to put an angle on the piece, as my submitted piece differed slightly to the published one in the places where it mattered. Even so, the readers were already converted, this way or that.
One of my articles was given the editorial treatment, which I liked and disliked, politely speaking.Continue reading “I like and don’t like”