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Help with assignment 2!

Terri S - September 18, 2015 writes:

Hi I've recently started the comprehensive writing course and I'm struggling with how to identify filler slots. And can I write about anything for a filler? Any advice would be much appreciated.

Ruth T - October 1, 2015 replied:

I'm in the same situation. I've bought a Reader's Digest which is the traditional filler slot magazine but those at the bottom of articles are all pulled from websites. There's Laughter and Life's Like that - do we just make up something? But this is the non-fiction section and that's fiction. Confused. Advise also required.

Ruth T - October 1, 2015 replied:

Just seen this link in an earlier thread.

Jodie T - November 15, 2015 replied:

In women's magazines fillers are often tips and bright ideas pages, or reader recipes

PEO P - January 20, 2016 replied:

Compliments of the new season. I think for jokes we just write either something we have heard or read, I did that but I have not submitted the assignment because I only have one filler of 100 words. For recipes does the magazine ask readers to send their recipes ? Can anyone share with me a readers rants, does one just write it responding to an article in the publication or there will be a specific request?

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