Scrivener. I’m going to declare that it’s one of my favourite writing apps. (I’m also going to declare that this is not a paid post and I don’t have any association with Scrivener, apart from being a fan.) So now that’s out of the way, I can take you through this Scrivener tutorial showing how […]
Understanding the difference between long-tail vs short-tail keywords and where keywords and keyphrases fit into content and the overall SEO picture.
The report into the ACCC digital platforms inquiry outines the problem of funding journalism and the dominance of Google and Facebook.
Rates are one of the most important parts of making a living, let’s say a financially viable living, from freelancing. Whether you’re a writer, designer, illustrator, video maker, animator, editor, content producer or any other type of creative in the media industry, it all comes down to your rates when you work for yourself. Yet […]
My last post for 2018 could focus on my first part-year back freelancing, but I’m not going to do that. Honestly, it’s been a mix of good, bad and downright depressing freelancing this year. I’ll formulate a post over the break after I’ve had time to collect my thoughts and when it’s time to look […]
Where and how to find ideas for your story pitch, where you’re working as an in-house journalsit or a freelance journalist.
Creativity can help us solve complex problems and is an outlet for our own need to feel productive and generate new ideas.
If I were starting out, what advice would I give my young self about becoming a freelance journalist? Dentistry looks like a good career move. In all honesty, it’s not an easy hustle working as a freelance journalist in 2019. I write across a range of topics, although I usually say I have a niche […]
Everyone has gone content mad in 2018 and it’s leading to a new focus on the importance of having an editorial calendar. It’s been building for the last few years, but I’m going to go out on a limb and declare 2018 peak content. That is, until we get to 2019, and there’s a new […]
Freelancers, particularly those new to the game, have to deal with rejection, sometimes on a daily basis. Having your story pitch rejected or ignored is an inevitable part of the freelance writing life, but it can still be hard to deal with some days. If you wrote a list of the pros and cons of […]