This month's issue of Writing Magazine carries an interview with yours truly... in the interview I talk about Outdoor Fitness, as they have a section on fitness writing.
I'd have never thought when I left college that I'd end up making a living from writing for a good portion of my working career. And writing on topics that are of course, of great interest to me, sport and fitness. Many of my careers and own sports involvement has provided me with the knowledge and experiences from which to write. And I've been so lucky to have doors open. Now sadly departed publishing editor of ultra-FIT Charles Mays, must have seen something in me and my scribblings when I penned some of my first fitness articles. I think the first was on press-ups! I also had an article on plyometrics published in GQ when I started for a fee I've only had a few more times when writing similar articles since. I truly hope that people will continue to value writing on a professional level and enjoy reading books and 'real' magazines. Magazines in particular are curators of content, usually written and edited by people who are passionate about that specific subject matter. You can develop a trust in their voice and their judgement. Sometimes getting everything for free on the internet by thousands of experts from thousands of sources leads to a lack of real appreciation for considered opinon, research and good writing.