In Episode 79 of So you want to be a writer: What writers should’t do on social media, a typewriter that pours beer (instant writing reward!), protecting your freelance identity, how to capture someone else’s voice and be a kick-butt ghostwriter, fashion bloggers are now powerful, the new book Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert, Writer in Residence Robert Hoge, author of the memoir Ugly, an app that translates between US and UK English, how to beat writers’ block,
Monthly Archives: September 2015
WRITER Ep 78 What skills a Vogue editor really needs, Zoo Weekly shuts down, do you agree with brand journalism? How to fit freelance writing around a full-time job, kidlit blogger Tara Lazar and bestselling novelist Kevin Kwan, author of “Crazy Rich Asians” and “China Rich Girlfriend”. Also: how do you know when you’ve done enough research for your article?
In Episode 78 of So you want to be a writer: Valerie reads 270 short stories, book 3 of Allison Tait’s “The Mapmaker Chronicles”, Bauer Media shutting down Zoo Weekly magazine, what skills a Vogue editor needs, do you agree with brand journalism? Faulty freelance writer assumptions, how to fit freelance writing around a full-time job, kidlit blogger Tara Lazar, Writer in Residence Kevin Kwan, author of “Crazy Rich Asians” and “China Rich Girlfriend”, and team work and
When you’re photographing people of a certain age, this can sometimes be challenging. Not every person wants a “character” shot, lines and all. And certain types of lighting can be very unflattering. Plus
WRITER Ep 77 Beware of vanity publishers, tech tools for writers, Stop Capitalising Everything, what literary agents want to see, and how long it takes to write an article. Meet food critic and Writer in Residence Larissa Dubecki, author of the memoir “Prick with a Fork”.
In Episode 77 of So you want to be a writer: What literary agents want to see before signing you, cool tech tools for writers, Stop Capitalising Everything, beware of vanity publishers, and some of the best advice from writing veteran Stephen King. Meet food critic and Writer in Residence Larissa Dubecki, author of the hilarious memoir Prick with a Fork, find out how long it takes to write an article, and more!
PHOTO Ep 39: Want free stuff? How to get free models, makeup artists, stylists, locations, and more!
We all love a bargain. In this episode, Gina and Valerie reveal how you can get free stuff to help with your photography. That means models, makeup artists, and stylists who will work for free. Together,
WRITER Ep 76 Words you might be mispronouncing, does your freelance writing career need to grow up? The hilarious Puss Week magazine (its readers are cats), a one-word writing prompt app, and how to write when you’re sick. And Writer in Residence Stephanie Clifford, author of Everybody Rise.
In Episode 76 of So you want to be a writer: Australia’s podcasting boom, 51 words you might be mispronouncing, freelancing mistakes newbies make, the book Woe is I by Patricia O’Conner, a magazine for cats by cats (yes, you read that correctly), Writer in Residence Stephanie Clifford, author of Everybody Rise, a one-word writing prompt app, how to write when you’re sick, and more!
If Gina was ever reincarnated, she would come back as MacGuyver. That’s because she’s been on so many photography jobs where she’s needed to improvise and get out of tight spots – often because of factors
When I’m using my smartphone, I almost develop a facial tick whenever I’m typing a word that needs an apostrophe. Usually, I’m on the go and want to minimise keystrokes and tap out a super quick message. But then comes a word that needs an apostrophe like:
And I’m torn between my need for speed (which would result in words like “ill, hell, well, and were”) … and my inner editor, who simply cannot bear the thought of