Writer's Name

Anna Hamann

Working title

How to Survive a Road Trip with Your High School Speech Students

What will the article cover? What will it be about?

I guess I am envisioning this as more of a self-help/how-to manual: what I wish I would've known before my first trip driving a bunch of high school kids across the state. A list of things to do or not do, things to have with (a vomit bag, for instance), things to be prepared for.

What stance will you take? p 32, and again on p 82:

My intention is for the stance of this writing to be amusing -- whether it will be or not I can't say.

Consider audience fit: niche

This is my issue with this one. I'm not sure how many people would be interested in this one. I suppose if it is amusing enough, anyone might find it of interest. Otherwise, just speech coaches, high school teachers, parents/caregivers of chatty teenagers. The chatty teenagers themselves. I would be casting my speechers as part of the audience -- they enjoy hearing and reading about themselves.

Consider how the article will make contact with readers - chap 3, and chap 4, p 80 - 81

Well, I don't think it would be boring -- surprise, oddness, and unfamiliarity. Also, sadly enough, this is a topic I have a passion for. I survive these trips pretty regularly, and there is experience, knowledge, and technique involved.

Where might the article fit on TIO: section and category, either existing or one that will collect others

Real life?
I can't find anything that would fit better.

Research and practices you'll need to do to write the article.

I have already conducted my research through years of trial and error. Practice: I just need to make myself write the thing, and in an entertaining way. I'm not entirely sure it is worth writing -- part of the trouble.

Article length

this one would be more in the 1,000 word ballpark


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