Anyhow, writing for a newspaper just felt really wierd, almost like going back in time ;-). I’m much more accustomed to my blogging style (obviously). The article was supposed to be a fixed length, of course, which just feels funny. Writing from a semi-neutral tone was the hardest part, I’m so used to using “I”… it just seems so drab otherwise.
Then I submit the article to the editor. “So, I guess you edit it and send it back to me?” I asked naÃƒÂ¯vely. Of course not, they just make their changes, then publish it, with my name on it of course. Naturally I’m not hugely in favour of the changes, as what person likes their writing modified? My biggest complaint? They took away one of my exclaimation marks.
Oh, one last point… I wasn’t responsible for the headline, subheading, photograph, or photo caption.