Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Intergenerational Feature Story

Have you ever wondered what it would be like as a girl living in the 40’s, 50’s, 60’s or 70’s ? Well you might be able to find out easier than you think! New Moon is looking for girls to interview their mothers and grandmothers to find out what they did differently growing up! Below you will find some ideas and guidelines for writing the story.

For the January/February 2008 issue of New Moon “Through the Looking Glass (Coming of Age)” issue, we would like to do a feature story called a “Glimpse in the Past”. This feature will be about the things that were different when your grandmother and your mother were growing up. It could cover anything from dating to driving, to crazy fun stories, or more serious topics like what happened when they got their first period. The Girls Editorial Board will pick what stories they would like to see in the issue. This feature should also be in interview form, so you ask a question and they answer it!

You can use these questions as a starting base or to help you organize your interviews:

o Your name, age, where you live/ Your mothers name, age, where she lived at your age/ Your grandmothers name, age, where she lived when she was your age.
o What were the major differences in your mother/grandmother’s lives when they were your age (for example: we have the internet, cell phones, etc.)
o Do they have any crazy/fun stories that they may have done at your age?
o What advice can your mother/grandmother give to girls your age?
o What do you depend on in your life, and how does that differ from what they depended on? (example: you might depend more on email, they might have depended more on letters etc.)
o What would you like to be when you grow up, what does your mother do, and what did your grandmother do for a career?
* Please feel free to make new questions, have fun and make it interesting!!!!
* You should keep the interview around 300 words or so (but don’t worry if it is more!)
* We should receive your interview by August 6th!
* If you have any questions please email me at: editintern@newmoon.org

Hopefully hear from you soon!
Marisa McKie
Editorial Intern
New Moon Publishing
218-728-5507, ext: 22

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