Student writer update

Certainly, I have an exaggerated sense of the role of this humble blog in Weston affairs: I am a capon who preens like a cockerel.  Still, I  did not expect it to be so hard to pay writers.

Dear reader, I again need your help—your help finding someone to write for money.

As long-time readers will know, I’ve been trying to raise money and hire a student for more than a month. Several generous readers gave me enough to get started, and I emailed and called, successively, an English teacher, a vice principal, and the principal, at Weston CI.

Not one of them got back to me. When I finally spoke to the principal, she said it would be too much trouble—police background checks, you know. Fair enough. I guess.

The principal did, however, refer me to Frontlines. The staff there were wonderful. They put me in touch with two young people. The young people, however, lost interest.

So now, I come to you, dear reader, with a plea: if you know a young person from the community who might like to write for money (albeit a small amount), would you ask them to get in touch with me?

I will promise the writer this:

  • $20  for each weekly article
  • A lovely letter of reference from a community-minded college professor
  • Help editing and composing
  • The tiniest sliver of power to exploit

My needs are simple:

  • Passable grammar
  • Self-motivation
  • Enough connections in the community to find 2–4 articles a month
  • A willingness to learn

If you know someone who can help, ask them to drop me a line: [email protected]

Author: Adam Norman

I am raising my two children in Weston.