Could your business benefit from a freelance writer? Recently at a friend’s birthday party I was talking to the husband of another friend (a small-business owner) and, as we talked about work stuff, he confessed that he didn’t understand how a business like his could use a freelance writer, (also known as a content marketer, or a content writer – … Read More
This week, my blog post is another Furious Fiction, this time mine (last week I published my husband’s efforts). I’m not happy with this, by a long way. Why am I publishing something I’m not happy with? Well, to a degree I’m always a little unhappy with my work. But also, this is something waaaay outside my comfort zone, so … Read More
The first Friday of every month is Furious Fiction Friday! This is a 500-word writing-prompt challenge with a prize of $500. Today’s blog post is a little different. Rather than post MY entry to the competition, I’m posting my husband’s entry!
In a thousand or so years as archaeologists and anthropologists are digging through the detritus of the 21st century, the phenomenon of the book club will feature heavily in their discoveries. Much like in 17th and 18th century, where women sat in the parlour and did fine needlework while discussing events of the day, the book club has become the … Read More
A blog can help drive traffic to your website, establish you as an authority, attract customers to your business and to your brand, and create loyal followers from existing customers (customer retention tool) – if you blog well. If you blog badly, it’s a lot of wasted time and effort. Here are 8 tips to improve your blog and make … Read More
You’ve got a great business website. It looks good, has great information on it and really complements your real-life business. But you don’t have a blog on it. Here are nine reasons why your business website needs a blog and without one you could be losing customers.
This is my entry to the creative writing competition, Furious Fiction, by the Australian Writers’ Centre.
A good interview can turn your piece into an outstanding article and a bad interview can turn the writing process into a grind as you desperately try to introduce punchy facts that don’t come from the horse’s mouth. Here are some tips to help you improve your interview skills and create better articles.
Proofreading your own work is almost impossible. Here are five tips to improve your skills and help you edit and proofread your own work better.
I’m loving Big Little Lies on iTunes/HBO and I really loved the book. Don’t you love it when the movie or TV show actually lives up to your expectation? This got me to thinking about the successes (and failures) of turning books into visual works, whether that is TV or movie. In my view TV shows are proving to be … Read More