Can you live WITHOUT THE INTERNET for two weeks?
So as much as I hesitate to suggest an idea like this (we'd hate to see you absent for a while) we have a unique challenge. And an amazing one at that...
A senior editor at a major New York magazine asked us to find a few of you who would be willing to STOP USING THE INTERNET FOR TWO WEEKS and write about it in a casual, natural way, i.e., using your VOICE.
This is an amazing writing opportunity. You must be in the 14-17 age range. It would be really cool if you were a social networking butterfly (not that I want to inflict pain upon you, but it might make the writing challenge more fruitful). Contact me ASAP. No guarantees you will be chosen; I'll give you some more details and then pass your contact info to the editor.
And if any of you just want to do it -- and for me that would be like not breathing for two weeks -- and want to keep a journal and then post excerpts later, have at it! Keyword: NO INTERNET And try writing in advance; write about what you expect to happen. Then when you return tell us what really happened.