France is sizzling this summer
19 Jun 2019

France is sizzling this summer

Summertime, and the livin' is easy Fish are jumpin' and the cotton is high Oh, your daddy's rich and your ma is good-lookin' So hush, little baby, don't you ...
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16 May 2018

Remaining Relevant in Changing Markets

Ooohhh! Changing markets I’m not sure why people talk about ‘changing markets’ as a new bogeyman that writers have to conquer. Sure, SEO is new in the last 20 ...
08 May 2018

Writing in the 21st century: 7 awesome apps authors need

Using apps and devices might seem counter-intuitive to the life of a busy author. Often slated as the ultimate distraction; with the right apps, your device ...
01 May 2018

May the Fourth and other pundamental dates to celebrate

Q: What do calendars eat? A: Dates. May the Fourth is a well-known pun that uses the 4th of May as a reason to celebrate Star Wars. But it’s not the only event ...
24 Apr 2018

How to find authentic Diggers' letters this Anzac Day

As a writer, I’m always drawn on Anzac Day to the words of the men and women who faced the horrors of war. The real history lies not in the official records, ...
18 Apr 2018

How to Attract and Keep an Audience Who Loves you

Attracting and keeping an audience who loves you is something films, TV, books, and games are great at doing. The existence of Comic Con is testimony to this. ...
11 Apr 2018

Writing as a trade: life after journalism

 If you’re leaving the news game for good, copy writing is a great avenue for exercising the journo within, and putting established skills to new use. Here’s a ...
03 Apr 2018

Spring in France

In the spring I have counted one hundred and thirty-six different kinds of weather inside of four and twenty hours. Mark Twain It was one of those March days ...
20 Mar 2018

Have the best teamwork with these lessons from football

Whichever brand of football you subscribe to whether it be soccer or rugby, there is an abundance of balls and feet. Football players can teach us a lot about ...
13 Mar 2018

Top 10 tech picks to make small businesses soar

According to a recent MBIE report, 97 per cent of enterprises in Aotearoa (New Zealand) have fewer than 20 employees. Some 70 per cent have no employees at ...
06 Mar 2018

The #MeToo Disruption and How to Keep it Going

It would be remiss of us to talk about International Women’s Day without reflecting on the biggest trend occurring in western media affecting women: the #MeToo ...