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Ten reasons to write Take 10

Maniza Jalal, a Grade 11 at Delhi Private School in Dubai tells us why it's good to pen Take 10

  • Friday magazine
  • Published: 14:12 January 23, 2013
  • Friday

  • Image Credit: Supplied picture
  • Maniza Jalal.

1. Imagine if a stranger was to stop you and say, “Hey, I saw your article in Friday!” That’s instant fame, isn’t it?

2. Take baby steps into the rarified world of byline owners. Oh, the things it does to your self-esteem!

3. You might be putting your thoughts out there but you could be putting a smile on someone’s face as well. That’s making a difference.

4. There’s therapy in expression. Serious or quirky, by putting it all down in words, one can easily lose all that excess baggage.

5. A leap forward on the popularity charts. Whether it’s friends or family, you’ll instantly have earned the sobriquet, “The person who wrote a take 10.” How cool is that?

6. Respect, validation all the way. No more suspicious stares from significant others when they spot you with your computer. 

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7. By writing and rewriting as fast as you think, you will not just do wonders for your typing skills but give your fingers some exercise too. Don’t forget, it’s a great way to impress those significant others as well.

8. No holds barred. Whether it’s the topic or your take on the topic, take 10 frees your mind... and I believe the rest will follow. You know what I mean.

9. Soon you’ll be a source of inspiration to several of your significant others. But they’ll always be the herd to you, the shepherd.

10. Who knows, writing take 10s could be your calling. That’s a career waiting to  be explored.

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