Thursday, July 3

A Writer For Real Click for more info

I'm pleased to announce that I've had an article published in the July 2008 issue of Emel Magazine. It's s 2000 word travel piece on my time in Andalucia and I must admit that it looks quite swish on glossy paper.

To be honest I was a bit reluctant to do the article after a friend suggested to the guys at Emel that I could write a bit. It was more nerves and a lack of confidence than anything else, I guess; suppose it turned out rubbish? But I managed to get something out to them anyway (not that it's not rubbish, of course).

And I'm glad I did. I mean hey: Emel isn't the biggest magazine and I didn't get paid to write this particular article, but it is read by people all over the place and you can buy it in WH Smiths (possibly the best £3.50 I've spent on a mag) so it's some kind of achievement, and possibly more importantly, a start.

Even though it's a simple thing to see your name in print, the effect is pretty amazing and I can't stop grinning as I repeatedly leaf through the article. Reading it back there's so many changes I'd like to make (alas there's no edit button here) but I guess that's the curse of having something published on paper.

Anyway for those of you who want to have a look, the article starts on page 74 of the July 2008 issue. Unfortunately there is no online link (click through to see the cover and contents) but if you really want to read it and yet don't manage to grab an issue, drop me a line. And if you do end up reading it, I'd love to know what you thought about it too.


  1. congratulations.

    I saw that issue had been delivered when i was home last week. didn't get a chance to read it. will check it out next time I'm home.

  2. Congrats! Will have a read next time I'm at the Islamic Shop :)