I’ve been thinking about writing articles for years.
In that time I’ve done a lot of thinking and precious little writing. I have also stockpiled a long list of story ideas, and that list keeps growing – almost daily. There are just so many fascinating ideas and stories to explore. Unfortunately, I haven’t gotten around to writing very many of them.
So, this winter I signed up for a non-fiction writing course at a Algonquin College in Ottawa to give my writing a kick start.
The course was rather disappointing. The teacher had a wealth of writing experience, but was not very adept at class facilitation and teaching. Nonetheless, he was great cheerleader – always reassuring us that we could become published writers.
I have now submitted three proposals for articles to three different Canadian magazines – Alternatives Journal, Explore, and Outdoor Photography Canada. My plan is to submit two each week, but I have only succeeded at that once so far.
Nonetheless, I am very pleased to say that Explore magazine has accepted my article!
It will be a short 400 word piece about the the status of grizzly bears in Alberta. Yes, I know, 400 words is pretty small potatoes, but it is a start.