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July 20th, 2006 at 12:56 pm

I dunno, the kids and I are having tons of fun doing little things for it...but....All the stuff we have done is not is actually compile and print it would be work (for me, they are too young to use the comuter mostly)...and I am hesitant to work on seems like a waste...the kids wont be getting too much more out of printing than they did out of dictating stuff and making a game. and all...I mean made is made....I guess GMC would love to see the game printed...but I just seems like a waste of ink..the 4 of us are prolly the only ones intersted...oh and grandmas and stuff...but really they can look at the rough draft and go 'oooh awww' just as easily.....

Did I mention my husband isn't too keen on it either? prolly due to printing and costs and such, but I dunno it is hard to tell, in many way she is the most wonderful man in the world, but not when it comes to figuring out why he is not 100% for something....

2 Responses to “Magazine...”

  1. LuckyRobin Says:


    This is what I would do.

    Go onto a homeschool forum that you belong to. Advertise that you are starting a newsletter written by homeschool kids and their parents. Ask for people to send you funny stories, games like brain teasers, crossword puzzles and word searches that they have created themselves, a small essay on the challenges of being a homeschool parent in a public school world. That sort of thing. Tell them up front that since you are just starting out you cannot pay for articles, but that when you get up and running you intend to. Always include a byline, like "This game created by..." Kids will love to see their name in print.

    Print it as a newsletter, something like 4 to 6 pages double sided. Stapled together and mailed out. Maybe charge $2 an issue or $12 for a year long subscription. Offer the first issue free with a year's subscription ($10). If a subscription is cancelled after the free issue than you will keep $2 but refund the difference. It is only free if they keep the subscription. Say this clearly.

    The most important part would be to proofread it. Not just spell check it, but proofread it, and probably by more than one person. The one thing I hated as a homeschooling Mom was finding mis-spelled or mis-used words or rightly spelled but wrongly used words (to, too, two or there, their, and they're) in something about homeschooling.

    There is a tremendous need for stuff like this in the homeschool world. I don't know what state you are in, but we have an enormous amount of homeschooled children in WA and some of the best, if not the best homeschooling laws in the nation. I think you are nervous and rightly so, but I do think you would do well at it. And you would only have to print as many copies as were ordered.

  2. princessperky Says:

    Well...I don't belong to any forums....other than SA! and one very rarely posted to unschooling one (and I checked there, no interest)

    And the proofreading part..I need help! I can't spell worth anything! And my english is merely passable Frown.

    Want the job? I would gladly spliut the profit, when/if there are any.

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