Letters to the Editor

Friday, 25 May 2012

Do you think you can write? Calling for contributors

Anyone that hasn’t heard of American Idol you might possibly  have been hiding under a rock.   Then hot on the heels of American Idol sprung up  Britain’s Got Talent, Canadian Idol, Korea’s got Talent and the list goes around the world. Each contestant testing their vocal cords with Pop, Rock, Country and even opera.

Not to be out done we’ve had hockey players pairing up with female figure skaters in “Battle of the Blades”. Competing pairs  got down to business  practicing their double axels, sit spins and all manner of contortions. During competitions the big brawny hockey players brought oooha and ahhh  for the fans as they threw their petite female partners up in the air and what seemed to be nearly half way across the rink.

Why stop there, let’s dump the skates and we have “Dancing With The Stars” professional dancers paired up with movie stars, football players and other socialites in a competition to strut their stuff. The waltz, fox trot, tango and steps I haven’t even heard of.

Hey we’re on a roll lets keep going! Enter “So You Think You Can Dance” competition with the less so famous and a total of 23 counties involved from Armenia to Vietnam. All punishing their bodies to the nth degree hoping to be the next Fred Astaire or Ginger Rogers.

Why stop now? In this day and age with declining opportunities for budding journalists, reporters and columnists why not complete the suite “Can You Categories” with “So You Think You Can Write”?

The Purple Violet Press is an online only news source that seeks to report and write about what is happening and what is important within society and/or our community. It seeks to capture  a wide range of subjects: from politics to philosophy,  from community concerns to social issues.  The motto is to help New Brunswickers make informed decisions that enhance their quality of life.
So….. Do You Think You Can Write?  Do you like to write?

Who knows, you could be the next Mike Wallace, Andy Rooney, Walter Cronkite or Barbara Walters.     If you think you can write email me, Cheryl Norrad, at thepurplevioletpress@gmail.com…… let’s see your word wizardry.