About a month ago, Gavin Craig put out a call for new Idler writers via Twitter. I’ve followed Gavin and The Idler for a while now, and I loved their content. Witty, intelligent, unapologetic: what’s not to like? I thought about it, surrounded by unfinished projects and mountains of work. I thought better of it. I couldn’t get the idea out of my mind.
DAMN YOU, MIND.
Gavin agreed to review a sample piece, and agreed the “Formula-1-from-a-fan’s-perspective” angle would be a nice addition to their site.
I wrote a sample piece, sending it to a trusted friend for review. My friend worked with me for over three hours that afternoon, reviewing and rehashing every sentence. Using these suggestions, I crafted this. Enjoy.