I found this the other day, while clearing up: the first story I ever published in a national newspaper, The Independent.
I was so pleased. But also distressed, because they left off the first half of my name.
The reason I share it here is to show beginners that one way through the door is to write about your own experience. On that subject, nobody else can be as expert as you.
In passing, I wonder if I’m deluding myself to think that the world has changed quite a lot since then.