A few weeks ago I was talking to a friend of mine from the tennis club. She’s a bright lady who loves all kinds of sport but, for various reasons, she left school without any qualifications. We got onto the subject of writing. “I’d have loved to have been a newspaper sports reporter,” she told me, with more than a tinge of regret in her voice.
Last week, our local free paper popped through my letter box. On the back pages I spotted a big plea to readers: “Send us your match reports: football, rugby, tennis, swimming …. We want to know about local teams!” I’ve given her the cutting. Next time we have a tennis match, we’re going to take some photos, she’s going to write a report and we’re going to send it in.
So, if you’ve got a writing dream – don’t give up on it! It’s never too late to be what you might have been….
(and don’t forget my mini saga competition! 100 words – closing date 26th July)