Hello and welcome to my Little Willow blog, well welcome to those who might stumble across it anyway as I have yet to give this address to anyone :) I thought I might try and see how I get along with just writing in it first. It's all a lot of random stuff, but hey, hopefully there'll be something interesting for people

Monday, 31 May 2010

That's me told!

So yesterday I got told off for not having written on here in a number of days, and couldn't actually believe it when Sian told me I hadn't posted a blog since last Monday! That's probably been the longest time I haven't written one (barring the first and second post of course!).

So after my severe telling off, here I am back on here with a new post :) I have bookmarked today as a writing day and am hoping to finish assignment 3. Though here I am on the internet - but if you think about it, it's not technically procrastinating as I am indeed writing so it fits in perfectly with my theme of the day!

For assignment 3 I have 2000 words to play with and can write any number of articles, fillers and/or reader's letters, as long as my total word limit doesn't exceed 2000. I finished a filler a couple of weeks back and I have just finished writing a reader's letter. However I am only 490 down, which means I really need to write something else, but I don't know what :( Writing another filler, a longer one this time would take me up a bit. I don't think doing another reader's letter will help very much as they are so limited with the number of words, or I could think of another article to do on "something" up to 1500 words, which would be ideal if my muse would help me. I think my muse is either dead or a heavy sleeper, or just really doesn't like non-fiction and is currently on strike, which is very selfish I must say - next thing you know, she'll be asking for better working conditions and everything :-p lol.

Anyway I digress - which is so easy when the ideas aren't flowing and as you can tell from above, my digressions always end up in the fictional realm, it just happens naturally - writing non fiction seems very contrived in some ways. So can anyone enlighten me on a topic they think I could write about? Preferably an easy topic that doesn't require months of research?? Although if the position was reversed and one of my friends needed a topic,  I could probably come up with quite a few but then I wouldn't be thinking about the actual writing side of it.

To make matters worse, these past 5 or 6 minutes I've been writing this, I've written over 400 words! that would have been a great addition to my word count lol, but unfortunately I don't think I could just send a blog entry in. Oh well.

Anyway I suppose I better get back to thinking about a topic and getting on and doing it - speak to you all later


  1. Ok i wasnt shouting i was just commenting. just ike know if this works. I dont really know what a filler is. but ideas for an arcticle.... what about a travel one about how we got to vegas,the life of a single girl trying t find a date, one for something like the tv time about your fav programe, what you think about the new liverpool, something about crafting, i dont know any of them are any use.

  2. Lol, I know, but it sounded more dramatic saying you told me off :)
    A filler is basically just a mini article, something to "fill" a gap that the magazine may have, could just take up a half page or something, maybe 500 words?
    I like all your ideas, some I've previously thought of, but my problem is how to write them, from what angle etc. A lot of magazines don't accept first person accounts, so would need to be more informative than personal and being able to target a specific magazine - it's hard! lol. I'm not very good at it. I'm giving a bash at the moment on how there are many more female science fiction fans thanks to shows that created female heroines, but not sure if I'll be able to get a full article out of it, so might just try for the filler :)
    Thanks for responding anyway, even though it calls you anonymous lol xx