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• Put your friends on the front page! Why not mock up a newspaper to celebrate
a special occasion, such as a wedding or birthday? You could hand out copies
to party guests, or just frame the front cover for the happy couple or birthday
• Create a news round-up for your alumni association, church group, U3A
group, allotment or any other community. It’s a great way to share news that
brings people together, even when they can’t meet face to face.
• Create an illustrated travel diary, capturing your memories in words and
• If you’re studying, you can take the hard work out of writing essays. By using
headings correctly, you can easily swap sections around and create a table of
• Write tutorials. We’re all expert at something, so why not capture your
experience in a ‘how-to’ guide? You could distribute it face-to-face in
community groups or on the Internet. (For tips on ﬁ nding like-minds on the
Internet, see my other book in this series, Social Networking for the Older and
• Plan your newsletter at the start, so you don’t waste time redoing
• Use headlines, a strong ﬁ rst paragraph and a call to action to make
it easy for readers to understand the story.
• Don’t go overboard on colour if the newsletter is going to be
• You can experiment with the design, using automatically generated
• Make sure the paper size is correct before you begin the layout.
• Insert just two stories initially, so you can get the design right.