My Journalist Manifesto

Journalists don’t have the best reputation. They have regularly made it onto the list of least trusted professions. Scandals like phone hacking, media bias, inconsiderate requests of interview subjects and sexist cultures within top publications have given the entire industry an identity problem. And yet I’m proud to tell people what I do for a... Continue Reading →

Working as a Freelance Writer – Part 2

(one day my home office will be a separate building in the backyard like this one) Freelancers in general have pretty flexible schedules. This was one of the key factors that attracted me to the career move, as the mother of a young child. Being able to move my schedule around according to the needs... Continue Reading →

Writers Group

I gathered up my courage and went to my first Writers Group at the State Library today. I’ve been meaning to go for a while now but honestly, I have always been too scared. I decided that after nine months of calling myself a writer and now having quite a few published articles under my... Continue Reading →

Specialisation Anxiety

In the last few months I have had some success writing for parenting publications. When I first embarked on my journalism career I was not yet a parent, but it was on the horizon, and writing while the kids were at home was certainly in my plan. Specialising in parenting however was not. Of course,... Continue Reading →

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