When I was 7 years old, I went to school for the first time. I’d been home schooled before that because I was a very shy child and didn’t handle school very well the first time around. This time wasn’t so bad. I wasn’t bullied but I was desperately lonely.
So, I decided to make use of my love of writing poems and drawing, and launch a school magazine! I asked my headmaster who smiled at me with one of those smiles that adults give children when they think they’re being cute, said “Go ahead” and went back to his newspaper.
Six weeks later I had a 20 page magazine, complete with a logo, articles, horoscopes, games page, competitions, submitted creative writing and a subscription plan. By the end of the school year we had done 4 issues and were making upwards of £250 from each issue. Continue reading