Back to Creative Writing basics: showing vs telling

Any seasoned writer will know this: showing trumps telling, any time, any day. This show, not tell adage applies to all genres of creative writing, whether it's fiction (books, poetry, short stories) or non-fiction (memoir, literary journalism, lyric essay). In show, not tell, writers are urged to describe the various aspects in a story (character, …

[In the news] 15 women share their side hustles and how much money they actually make from them.

*Note: Thank you, Billi, for taking the time to feature women and their side hustles, and helping to give a clear, non-glorified view of what that really means for the Everyday Woman. No one magically makes six figures a year on their side hustle and still have time for a life! And thank you, Billi, …

Getting over that writing block: tips to live by

Whether you're a start-up founder working on all aspects of the business, a copywriter working hard daily to bring clients' visions to life, or a seasoned PR/comms specialist crafting newsworthy press releases with that sought-after edge—we all encounter times when our minds have suddenly gone blank and... the words just. won't. come. (*cue wailing) I've …

Fresh beginnings

It's been a long, dreary winter for many of us, and a terribly stressful one for yet many others. From drought and devastating bushfires early this year consuming masses of land in our beautiful country, reducing property, crop, livestock to smouldering cinders—to the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic destabilising the global economy, these disasters have a …