I created a magazine as my product , and one of the strategies I found helpful was looking for pictures of magazine articles and looking at how they format their pictures and write their articles. It helped me because just starting from blank with an empty word document was hard, so by looking at other articles it helped me decide things like deciding where I should put my paragraphs, and how much space there should be.
I learned a lot in the process of creation , for example that making a magazine from scratch isn’t as hard as you think it would be. At first I thought it would be very complicated so I tried using already made templates to put my text in, until my sister recommended a site where people upload their magazines. I figured out that these companies just make it in word, and not a fancy magazine editor or advanced version of Photoshop. In addition I learned that you should save everything all the time in Google docs and not on word because computers are untrustworthy.
The things I did well with, was making my magazine look like a real magazine. It turned out nicer than I imagined it would. I think I did well with formatting the articles and pictures, and writing the articles was easier than I thought it would be too. I made everything in the magazine except the pictures , but the cover page, table of contents, sources, format, and articles was what I produced. I think it turned out well, especially because I was concerned that it was going to look like a flyer or a book instead of a magazine.
The things I struggled with was trying to make my entire magazine based of theme of my book, because majority of magazines have millions of different subjects packed in, with a different subject on each page. I had to include more things about the book than I planned, and that was complicated. My other problem was that because it was a magazine , It was hard trying to write articles because I had to make sure it was written in a news information type of way.
If I had to do something differently, I would go back and make it longer , because looking at it now , I could have written two more articles so there would be more pages. I would have tried to make a better cover so it would look nicer, but the one I have on it now is ok. Overall I don’t think there is anything else I would change since I am satisfied with my project.