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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

PROMOTIONAL WRITING!

ARTICLE PUBLISHED IN "THE PUNCH"
ABOUT THE OLD "LE SHACK"

As I say in Chapter 13 of my writer’s guide “HOW TO BE THE BEST WRITER EVER!”, “Promotional writing (Public Relations work) can be fun, provide additional income and if you write it well, you may get a by-line.”

I tell readers of my writer’s guide that included in the many pastures for promotional writing is the large number of restaurants that want short pieces submitted to the local press, to attract customers to their eateries.

I recently had an email out of the blue from someone I don’t know saying: “Are you the daughter of the owners of the much missed Le Shack?  If so, I spoke with you back in 2015. Before I go any further I just want to make sure I have the correct person.”

I am not the person he was referring to, but he might have seen my 1992 article about Le Shack that was published in some of our local newspapers. I used to submit different versions to the local press – for The Punch I would write something short and “punchy”; The Tribune I’d send a version of the article aimed at their “Youth Beat” page; and the other newspapers would receive basically the same article as each other.

I dug out a copy of my “Le Shack” article that was published in the Punch and emailed it to the enquirer. I also told him I wasn’t the daughter of the previous owners, but wished him luck in locating them. Unfortunately, I couldn’t help him. I don’t know where they are now.


“Le Shack” is now called “Green Parrot”, located on East Bay Street, Nassau, Bahamas, and is just as popular! 

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