Reasons I Love Writing for SDM

By Shanice, age 15, South Africa
Sweet Designs Featured Writer

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I've had this list in my head for a while now and so I thought to finally get it out. February marks an entire year since I started writing for Sweet Designs Magazine. And yet, I can't seem to remember there actually being a time when I didn't write for SDM.

Here are my top 7 reasons why I love writing for SDM:

1. I get to write. Anything that involves writing is enjoyable to me, and writing for SDM is no exception.

2. I get to see my work in print. There are few things that can compare to the feeling of seeing your work in print. Despite it being a year since I started contributing to Sweet Designs Magazine, I never get tired of seeing my work. I can (and occasionally have) gone through my work over and over again.

3. I get to gain writing pieces for a portfolio. Possibly the second greatest reward (no. 1 is the greatest) is that I get to have samples of my writing that can be used in a portfolio.

4. It helps me to improve my writing. I've actually seen my grades for English increase throughout the year after I started writing for SDM.

5. I get to interview the best people. I love doing interviews, and since writing for SDM I've interviewed some of the best people around. They're super-nice and very friendly.

6. I get to say that I'm a writer for Sweet Designs Magazine. I just love saying that.

7. It brings out the best and worst in people. While to me, SDM is a fun way to improve my writing, to everyone else it seems to be my future. Since joining the SDM team, I've seen jealousy from my closest 'friends' (I use that term loosely) and kindness from my worst enemies. It's not something I love, but it's really amusing.

It's been a great year writing for SDM, and I look forward to several more. I have no intention of leaving anytime soon.

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February & March Magazine Issues

March 15, 2012

The February and March issues of Sweet Designs Magazine are now online, featuring a combined 53 new articles and features!!

- Cover: Stephanie Lynn reflects on 5 years
- Cover: India (of Darn-licious knitwear)
- Life in the dumps (moving in with my bf)
- The difference between men and women
- Angels among us (parts 1 and 2)
- Arts graduates & the dark night of the soul
- Triple threat (how I survived my teen yrs)
- Dating isn't easy (my true story)
- How to turn not-so-great gifts ... (fashion)
- Ten reasons to love being single
- Taking the big leap (college)
- Valentine's Day (not what you'd expect!)
- The last of the cold (hopefully) (fashion)
- A month full of love
- Ten tips for successful airline travel
- Reasons I love writing for SDM
- Who needs love?
- They're not all the same
- The life I'm glad I don't have (fiction)
- Professional dress/ finding Fendi (fashion)
- An airport anniversary: a true story
- Inappropriate Facebook photos
- The perks of a big city (college)
- A night(mare) to forget (part 2)
- The Anita Blake series (book review)
- Saving June by Hannah Harrington (book)
- Under the Mesquite by GG McCall (book)
- The Lullaby by Sarah Dessen (book)
- If I Stay by Gayle Foreman (book review)
- My sweetheart (original poetry)
- Isn't it funny (original poetry)
- The stranger (original poetry)
- A winter wonderland (original poetry)
- One night valentine
- The thick envelopes (college acceptance)
- Southern love
- Healthy hair and vitamins
- It's a date (dating idea alternatives)
- The 30 hour famine
- School's out forever!
- Marching right back into spring? (fashion)
- Dear John
- When TV shows depict your life
- 3 Fun ways to rock spring's hottest trends
- Neglected teeth
- Starting something new
- Guy movies
- To hesitate or dive in?
- Deadly, by Julie Chibbaro (book review)
- Beastly, by Alex Flinn (book review)
- I don't care (poetry)
- Together, alone (poetry)

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