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It’s a new day, it’s a new week, and in my spare time I came across a kindle book about finding ideas for blog posts. I won’t name the book, because to be honest, I can’t rate it. There were too many spelling errors! But, I bought it not just for the blog, but for my articles.

I am really, well and truly struggling! Ideas for articles are like gold dust for me. I see fellow writers having no problems with it, but yet I do. Ideas for fiction, not a problem! Prompt or no prompt with fiction? Easy peasy.

But put a Writers’ Bureau Assignment in front of me, and my mind goes blank. As a kid, I wanted to be a Journalist. I even did work experience on The Shropshire Star (Telford’s local daily) but my Careers Advisor knocked the aspiration right out of me. I now think she did me a massive favour, as it seems I am pretty rubbish at it. Tell me ‘get a story on a woman who jumped out a plane and learned to fly’ and I could probably do it. But when I am given:

Pick a women’s magazine. Now write A personal experience type article or an interview with a local personality or someone who is likely to interest the readers of your chosen magazine or a humorous article

I come out in a cold sweat! Now, this means that either I pick the wrong magazines or I am not cut out for this writing lark.

 

I have thought that I could do a personal experience type article, but there is nothing really that I would willingly share with the whole world. And as the ultimate idea is that it will be published, I guess that means I am doomed!!!!

 

Do you have any ideas on how to come up with ideas for non fiction? Answers on a postcard (or the comments box below) please.

Posted: February 24, 2012 in Writing
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Just a quick pop in.

 

Firstly, I am full of cold, so not been doing much this last couple of days. Starting to miss the writing though! Will be busy next week catching up. Thankfully, I have no deadlines, so can relax on that front.

 

Also, I may have mentioned my article in another post. Someone (I know her as Baggy Books) mentioned that perhaps, maybe, I should post it to my blog. Then I had a lovely friend (Known as bored_robots) teach me some HTML coding so I could do funky things with the article. Then I had another friend (known as lin treadgold) who looked over said article. She gave me ideas on how to improve it, make it stand out etc. She said my writing was really good, and it wasn’t that that would pose an issue. This made me happy, and gave my confidence a boost. So, the article will not appear on my blog for some time, as otherwise it would be classed as already published. And that wouldn’t be good if I wanted to submit. So you will have to be patient, if you were looking forward to reading about fleas.

 

And finally, some good news. In my local newspaper, they published my letter! I almost missed it. Thankfully, the Mr had bought the paper the day it was published.

 

So now, I am going to go and finish watching telly and let this cold get out of my system, so I can be firing on all cylinders again.