Why I went from writing feature articles to copywriting

image source Back in 2012, when I finally knew what I wanted to do with my life, I studied freelance feature writing with the Australian Writers’ Centre. I loved the course. Loved learning about how to structure an article, how to use quotes and statistics, how to use different tones of voice for your audience. Everything. I … Read more

5 essential podcasts for writers

I must admit I’m fairly new to the podcast thing. My main concern with podcasts was how on earth I was ever going to find the time to listen? It’s not like listening to music that you can have playing in the background, you actually have to concentrate, to listen. And then I discovered Serial. … Read more

If you couldn’t fail, what would you do?

image source The other day I was reading Kylie Purtell’s blog – A study in contradictions where she posed the question to her readers: “If you knew you couldn’t fail, what would you do with your life that you’re not doing now?” I’ve written about before about failure. It’s a word that strikes fear in many, … Read more

The novice’s guide to writing

The novice’s guide to writing.

I almost love reading about writing as much as writing itself. The world wide web is full of wonderful (and not so wonderful) tips and advice for writers that one could spend too much time reading and never actually get around to writing.

Over the past few years I have filed away some of my favorite pieces of advice that have stuck with me. They are tips that are not only consistently true but also practical and that can be applied to all forms of writing; fiction, non-fiction, articles and even blogging. So without further ado this novice brings you… 

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