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    Posted December 8, 2013 by
    jonlovatt
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    Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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    Student voices in journalism

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    Starting Out As A Writer

     

    I graduated from the University of Sunderland in July this year. For three years since 2010, and for a few years before that, I had been developing my skills as a writer. During my time studying for a degree in History & Media at Sunderland, I wrote a large amount of academic material on a vast array of subjects. I wrote about Picasso's work during the Spanish Civil War. I wrote about the films of Jackie Chan. I wrote about the conflict in Afghanistan. My degree called on me to write, and write I did.

     

    Upon graduating, I found that nobody wanted me to write any more. Expect for myself. I loved writing. So when I was given a leather journal as a gift, I saw a perfect opportunity. To write for pleasure. I kept the journal and updated it with all the new things that came into my life. I wrote about my new voluntary job at the Discovery Museum in Newcastle. I wrote about seeing the Royal Northern Sinfonia at the Sage music hall. I wrote about my holiday to Barcelona, and captured all the great things I saw, heard, felt and tasted.

     

    Currently I am a voluntary writer for WhatCulture! online magazine, and I write about Films, TV, Music and popular culture in general. My writing started out with a decent amount of views, and some nice comments. At the moment I have some really fun assignments lined up, and I can't wait to start writing some more.

     

    My three years of studying History & Media at University were vitally important in giving me a stepping stone towards becoming a writer. I was given the support, the feedback, and the motivation to write - and I haven't stopped writing since. I don't know where my writing will take me, but I do know that I will enjoy the journey.

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