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01 August 2005 @ 03:14 pm
Okay, now I need some suggestions. I need to write an article of about 600 words for my writing course, following certain guidelines in terms of writing style. I need to choose a subject that interests me, involves some research, and consider who my audience is, and what my purpose is.

So, it's broad!! There are too many things to choose from yet nothing is springing to mind and I've been thinking about this all afternoon. The last article assignment I did for this course, I wrote about self-injury (which the tutor said was quite good for a first attempt which I was happy about as it was the first assignment :)), so this time I want to go for something a bit lighter.

Some things I've been thinking about are...
x. craft related - eg, the art of letter writing, the growth in the scrapbooking industry
x. zine related - eg, people taking the media into their own hands
x. travel related - eg, people taking gap years or more commonly now, career breaks

At the moment the career break themed article is standing out as the best possibility really, but none of them seem ideal.

This has been my problem of late; finding topics to write about. I feel like nothing I'm interested in right now is worth writing about. I mean, could I really get a 600 word, researched article about lipgloss? (just kidding, really).

I think I need to get away from the computer for awhile (my headache's come back) and back to the pen & paper. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated... ♥

{other possible topics I am thinking about, which may or may not fall into the category of being "lighter": homelessness in Adelaide, volunteering overseas, the existance of faeries... okay, I can't think of anything else right now. Grrrr).

Tags: writing
yes anastasiaconcertina__ on August 1st, 2005 05:56 am (UTC)
i think that writing about zines is a wonderful idea!!!!!!!!!! travel would be cool as well though.

you will make anything sound good though, so dont worry love.
ex_snowcanwa171 on August 1st, 2005 07:41 am (UTC)

I would do something zine-related - it is such a fascinating and beautiful underground industry. :)

<3 <3
A World of Fragile Things: Tori -Make Me Wholeaussiekitty on August 1st, 2005 09:47 am (UTC)
Oh, I like those topics. <3 I'd probably lean towards the zine idea. Although, the whole gap/career break thing has been in the media a fair bit lately, so I guess you'll have more sources, would find it easier to write about considering your planning your own; but at the same time that (in the media a bit lately) also makes me think it's been a bit overexposed lately as well.
grace and elegant treenesstree_woman on August 1st, 2005 11:41 am (UTC)
I like the zine idea. What about writing about yoga and/or teaching yoga?
art, crafting & domestic bliss!sagiegirl on August 1st, 2005 12:04 pm (UTC)
I think the art of letter writing or the one about taking career breaks would be very interesting!
remember to breatheturtles_path on August 1st, 2005 07:05 pm (UTC)
*jumps on the zine idea band wagon*

you've got the experience and history in the scene, if you will, to back it up 10 fold. i think it would be fascinating for you to help bring this indy art/media form to light - even if it is for a writing course. who know where it might take off too?!

the only disadvandage i see to writing about what you know here is that it may not be as interesting for you as say delving into a research project on a topic you're curious about...

have fun whatever you choose! xo
Kirstie: [everyone loves to love you]kirsidee on August 2nd, 2005 12:05 am (UTC)
i'm definitely leaning towards the zine idea :P

Full-Pronged Fury!!!!: Vivi (from athena2)angerfork on August 2nd, 2005 12:55 am (UTC)
Hrmm...all of those sound pretty cool to me, though the zine idea seems just a step above the rest! It could probably be stretched around to include stuff like blogs and the like too. Since you've written a few zines as well, one has to think that your experience would do you quite well too...

Quite honestly though, I think that it truly is up to you. If you want to write a 600 word article about lipgloss, go for it!! IMHO, there truly is no need to worry about the audience...if you are interested in a subject, odds are that you'll have several readers interested in that same subject. Besides, anytime I've seen someone write about a topic they love, it becomes an interesting article if only for their enthusiasm for the topic they wrote about! And given what I have already seen of your writing...I can only imagine how awesome it will turn out afterwards!
Elysiastarellis on August 2nd, 2005 10:07 am (UTC)
I think writing about zines would prove to be the most informative, interesting and inspiring of all. ♥