What you’re looking at in the above picture is official Banner stationary, and an official Banner business card for a newly appointed news correspondent. I done went and got a writing gig! Not familar with the magazine? Well, friends, that’s OK. Start with this article and you’ll be good to go. I know the author, by the way. She’s only mildly crazy.
Anyway, what’s cool about this job is that I get to come up with story ideas, and pitch them to an editor. There’s talk of “finding an angle” and suggestions about not just reporting the facts, but telling a story. You know I loves me a good angle. One whose rays slant slightly, perhaps.
The other thing I like about this job is the organizing aspect of it. I loved addressing the envelopes, folding the letters once, slipping in my business card, then folding the paper a second time before I sealed it in the envelope. I loved the sharp “clack, clack, clack” of the stack as I shuffled the letters into place. I didn’t just want to be a Luv-a-Bull when I grew up. Secretary was high on the list, too. At one point I figured I could be a secretary in the daytime and then perform at the Bulls’ games at night. It’s all just coming together for me, folks.
When I was taking the letters out to mail, Jesse said, “Whoa! How many letters are you sending?” I told him I had a list of sixteen pages of churches that made up my stack.
That’s a whole lot of searching for stories.
Here’s the picture the magazine will use when my name’s in print.
Look out, Ms. Dowd.