write about something you know

..or about something that interests you.

These are the tips, the golden rules, that i got from attending a writing seminar four years ago. I think it’s a timeless rule that every writer should consider whenever they are writing.

Today, I got an invitation from a parenting magazine asking me to come over tomorrow for an interview for the editorial assistant (EA) position. I confirmed immediately. After several minutes, the person replied, asking me to write 2 articles related to their magazine in approximately 400 words. Right then and there, I immediately had some problems on what topics to write and the difficulty of really executing the task given to me.

Actually, I haven’t bought or read any parenting magazine yet so I really have no clue. I started googling about some topics but I feel like I might just plagiarize the contents because I don’t have an expert source to quote and that would be a violation because plagiarism is a big no-no. So that leaves me to nothing.

I think I’m getting really desperate on having a job to the point of taking anything relevant to my course. I’m feeling lonely getting left behind while most of my batchmates are busy working their ass out. I think, I can’t have this parenting magazine EA position. It just doesn’t feel right and I know that I’ll be just wasting my time if I bother. I believe I need to be experienced and have some background knowledge about something before diving in. Yeah. I think I’m gonna follow my instincts.

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About Shayne Zalameda

Shayne Zalameda is Misstache. She adores eating, traveling, attending events, and watching films. She likes to omit adjectives and is fascinated with ironies. As much as possible, she tries to avoid the word "very". Sometimes she easily forget things. More on http://LeMisstache.com
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