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writing for a magazine.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Sooo...it looks as if I'll be one of the staff writers for Civil War Historian Magazine. For those of you who are out of the loop, you can find out more about this publication on the magazine website (which I don't think has been updated since the recent changes): http://civilwarhistorian.com

Basically what happened was this guy I know through living history/reenacting had just recently taken over the publication of this magazine and was in the process of finding new staff writers. So he called me up and asked if I would be interested in taking over the citizens' section in the magazine. This section would include anything that would pertain to civilian women or men during the Civil War time period. However, I may not always have to write every article and in some cases another person may be better equipped to write an article on a subject they know more about.

When I first heard about it I'm thinking "ummm I'm not a writer! I don't really know what I'd write about!" But I got to thinking about it and although I'm not technically a writer, people have said I'm not that bad at it. And besides, this is why they have editors, right?? So we'll see how this goes. I have a feeling I'm going to be reading a lot more these days and instead of sitting around sewing all day, I can do a combination of sewing and reading, writing and thinking more. Now let's hope I continue to stay excited about all this! I have some ideas up my sleeve about some topics to write about. And I already have a close deadline to meet for the next issue. So I guess I'm gonna have to get on the ball and start rolling! Let's hope I don't make TOO many enemies after people hear I'm writing for the magazine...haaah. It should be an interesting experience, to be sure. :)

3 comments :

  1. Congratulations, Anna. You really are an excellent writer. I'm sure you'll take this already fine magazine to even greater heights. I can't wait to see what you'll come up with!

    Silvana

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