The first deadline for this module is on the 20th of March and includes:
- A 1500 word profile/interview with supporting photography
- Three 350-400 word news stories
- A 750 word comment piece
- A 600 word review
I have a couple of ideas for each piece but before I go into detail and get overly excited I need to send out a few emails and make some confirmations.
I initially planned on spending today being extremely productive but unfortunately I've somehow caught a terrible bug and my brain hasn't got the energy to do as much work as I wanted to. I'm still going to try and send out some emails and organise myself but it's typical that when you're feeling ill everything takes twice as long and leaves you feeling extremely fed up.
The main objective of today is now about planning my time, sending out emails and generating ideas for each piece of work that I need to produce.
An important point that was raised in my lecture earlier this week was to consider the audience and potential publication for each piece of work before I get carried away with writing something. One of the goals of this module is to try and get some work published and in order to better achieve this be aware of who you are writing for at each stage of the creative process. Also, as well as being aware of publication and audience think about the context and perspective of each piece and consider why anyone would be interested in not only publishing but reading it.
One way to achieve this is simply to read widely and find examples of successful profiles and figure out what makes it successful, then try to apply to this to my own work.
I will hopefully write another (and more eloquent) blog post in the next couple of days when this bug has passed until then, goodbye!