Continuing my rather enlightening series on writing I’ve reached something that until this moment I hadn’t properly decided I would include. When I say letters I mean those little snippets you find at the beginning of magazines, written by readers with something to say. They either suggest articles or respond to previous stories and the like. I wasn’t sure I should include this because I’ve never written one before.
I’ve been thinking a lot about writing for money. I would love to earn a couple of £s for something I write and this is one of the ways to do it. It has been suggested to me, very many times, that I write something for a woman’s magazine or a mother and baby magazine. There is certainly space for it because I find very little in these magazines about twins. Or rather, there was very little about it while I was pregnant. I haven’t read one of those mags for a long time.
There is certainly space for me to talk about my experiences raising my boys and being pregnant with them too. I can also appeal to geeky magazines about things like LARPing, pen and paper RPGs and I’m sure I could find someone who would like to talk about my radio show (I really should try to get back to that by the way; now that my Sundays are a little less hectic these days).
Well… that’s my plan anyway. It takes a back seat to all of the other stuff I have lined up for myself, but, if I get an hour or so spare one day I’m going to write a letter. Something I can send to a magazine. They may publish it, they may not, but it’s all experience in different sorts of writing that I should be working towards building up anyway.
Have you guys ever written to a magazine before? How did you get on?