Writing tips

What to do before you publish

My very first day of work as a TV reporter scarred me for life.  I’d landed my big break at Golden West News, a regional television station in Western Australia and was set for a month at the head office to learn the ropes. I was out to impress.  The Editor was a formidable man named John Rudd who was a legend the news industry, the sort of bloke who proves the pen is mightier than the sword. He gave…

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How to write an engaging blog post

Has your business got a blog? Before you decide that it’s all to hard and you can’t be bothered, consider this – more than 60% of businesses have a blog. Can you afford to be the one that doesn’t? It’s all well and good for us to tell you to write a business blog, but how do you go about creating a post that’s engaging? Blogging – just like anything that’s creative – doesn’t have an exact science but there…

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5 ways travelling makes writing easier

I’ve got a confession to make. I’m writing a novel. It began as a form of catharsis for the deep grief I felt when my grandfather died two months after I moved overseas to live in London back in 2009. But it’s evolved into an obsession that I can’t shake. Not that I want to. I love writing and always have. It’s what I’ve always done well and goes a long way to explaining why I chucked away a job…

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