OK, I know how difficult it is to get a piece into a newspaper. I know that the most difficult one will always be the first.
But the way you do this is you phone people up, pitch ideas to them, email them, try to make sure that what you\’re proposing is up their alley and so on.
Can take a long time but that is the way that you do it.
Except it appears at the Daily Mail.
They\’ve got a campaign going about wheelie bins. I\’ve got a great line for them, an interesting possible column. I\’m not worried if they reject the idea, that\’s part and parcel of the game. But you\’re not allowed to even pitch an idea. They\’ll only entertain suggestions from writers they already know.
Just a strange way of doing things, that\’s what I think.