Check out this Bite Size Writing Tip from this post on Esther Chilton’s blog.
Write About…Your Own Experiences
Open up any of the women’s weeklies and you’ll see pages and pages of true-life stories. These range from stories about ‘my operation’, to overcoming an illness/divorce/death in the family, to doing something special, to an amusing pet story. If you did something a little different for your 40th/50th/60th/70th birthday, you could write up your own story for one of the magazines. Similarly a woman’s weekly would love to hear about how you recovered from life threatening surgery and went on to have a baby/jump out of a plane/gain a well-earned degree. Your experience needn’t be sensational. True, the magazines do feature many jaw dropping stories, but they also publish lots of heart-warming ones.
There are plenty of other magazines that want to know about your experiences e.g. there are several cat and dog magazines which invite owners’ stories…
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