Posted in October 2012

Just Sit Down And Write (2)

Just Sit Down And Write (2)

Part 1: Getting started Part 2: Rewriting & Editing What’s the most important thing in writing? Is it syntax, rhythm, organization, the very words? None of the above. The most important thing in writing is the meaning. We forget this all the time. We should be obsessing about what we’re going to say, not how … Continue reading

Just Sit Down And Write

Just Sit Down And Write

As an avid reader of books and tips on writing, I’ve always hoped to find the secret formula to make me good at writing through other writers’ words. By sharing the best tips I’ve found so far, I hope to internalise them for good. If I can help others in the process, all the better! … Continue reading

New Zealand Sneak Preview

New Zealand Sneak Preview

I won’t have time for a carefully crafted story this week as I’m buried under an avalanche of administrative tasks to complete. I received amazing feedback about my application essay for the journalism program- supportive comments, constructive criticism, detailed emails, grammar corrections, suggestions… Thank you all so much for that! I took note of every … Continue reading

Next Stop: Journalism School

Next Stop: Journalism School

I’m working on my application to the graduate diploma in journalism from Canterbury University in Christchurch, New Zealand. Only 20 students will be admitted for next year’s session starting in February 2013. I really, REALLY want to get in. The thought of becoming a journalist has been germinating in my head for over a year now … Continue reading