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I expected exactly this from you!
who are you?
do you want to establish it as a yoof column per se? or advising some section of the populace each week? or are you just trying to get something down for the minute and sort all this out later?
just also send him a concise 'pitch' about a specific column theme that ties your different ideas together.
Even if the story is "local kids write 'wank' in 30ft high letters on local stadium" they'll still avoid saying it if at all possible.
On the other hand if you just want it as an example of your style or whatever it might be OK.
but then I've been given about 300 leaflets in the past month which all read exactly the same. I usually chuck 'em out without reading them.
Are you going to take the piss, or at least make it bearable?
if this is that different to anything else anyone else has done/will do. On the other hand I can imagine it getting printed, so it's probably not bad on that front.
with regards to local papers, you probably will have to accept being fairly nice, maybe bland, and definitely inoffensive. Because they really cannot afford to upset their core audience of middle aged-old women.
SO yeah. The 6 point plan thing is probably pretty good. If you keep giving them stuff they can print they're bound to wind up printing some of it eventually, even if you're not getting paid or any kind of regular column it's all better than nothing. If you're hoping for a career or such.
but you said you wanted to shake it up or something thereabouts, and I'm not sure that a revision guide is the way to do it.
It'll be well recieved, though, 'cause you have styyleeee.
Why do you hate the place so much anyway? Admittedly it's not amazing, but it's hardly... Yugoslavia.
Sir Alexander Graham Bell: inventor of the telephone
John Logie Baird: inventor of the TV
i dont know if he's as great as tommy solidarity though
read the bit about the defamation case, its brilliant
"Sheridan then suggested that both MI5 and Rupert Murdoch conspired to concoct the videotape to undermine his campaign for an independent socialist Scotland"
and he was going to sex clubs when he was 16 :D
but i am neither witty, nor do i watch enough television.