April 15, 2020

This past month has basically been the start to an apocalyptic novel: no more going out to public places, no more hanging around in cafes (or shisha bars), and definitely no more being lax on flu-preventative methods like frequent hand-washing and drinking plenty of gi...

August 23, 2019

"Rome should’ve been named “Florence” so that the city’s name could’ve been better in-sync with how damn fragrant the place is [a smell like floral — Florence is close to floral?]" --- Unfortunately, these are just the sort of quality thoughts you get when you’re trave...

August 1, 2019

We were wet from rain and shivering when we stepped out onto the Amalfi Coast from the ferry. The views from the ferry wharf were gorgeous, with the tops of the seaside hills covered in a thick sheet of fog. The sea was a dark blue and grey and, even in this kind of we...

July 31, 2019

Today I was lucky enough to be granted an interview from the humble, hardworking admin officer at FAWWA (Fellowship of Australian Writers Western Australia) Yeeda Topham, with some contributions from FAWWA President Peter Bibby. The mission at FAWWA is to help foster t...

July 31, 2019

The Curtin Writers Club was founded back in February, 2017, by a group of diverse and determined students set to finally give Curtin that one thing it desperately needed: a creative hub for writers. Club president Andrew Allsopp, vice president Max Vos, and treasurer P...

July 31, 2019

My first year of university was filled with all sorts of disasters, ranging from too much pride over my own very self-made-up vocabulary, my inability to share work, all the way to my keen love of every adjective and adverb and other-than-said word and punctuation mark...

July 31, 2019

Much like a football game, you need a strategy to win with publishing. Without a plan, you lack focus, and you create loose threads that could've been avoided with a written-down approach. Even so, if you want to sell, your plan should be impeccable with detail.

Here's...

July 31, 2019

1. I'm surprised you haven't guessed, but I'm a tragic photo taker

 Slouching is a hobby I passionately devote myself to. Over-doing it in photos is another. For a successful photo, most involve someone having to take the photo without me realising it.

2. Up until a coup...

July 31, 2019

Have you ever ordered a coffee so good that the millisecond your hand grips pen and hits paper, whatever you write is brilliant? The correlation is weird, that between coffee and good wits, one seems to produce the other. My thoughts, is it myth?


 

Is it a false sense o...

July 31, 2019

Think of how bland personal essays and feature stories would be without anecdotes. Just facts, more facts and stats. Getting readers interested in what you have to say, and getting them to learn from it, takes more than just a spew of information — actually, it takes a...

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