All posts filed under: Publishing

The power of giving up or letting go …

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Acceptance / encore careers / Job interviews / Publishing

I met a friend for coffee yesterday afternoon. We hadn’t seen each other for a while. We talked about what work opportunities were about and what we both have done recently. I said to her, ‘I am not looking for work at the moment. I just want to focus on my studies.’ We parted and I walked the short distance home. I had only been home a couple of minutes and the phone rang. I […]

Two great things about writing fiction

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creativity / emotions / Publishing / Study / Writing

In my current studies I am learning about writing fiction and really enjoying it. I am currently working on a 2,500 word assignment. I have the ideas in my head and some words on paper. On reflecting about this new interest, I found two really positive benefits: 1. I can use my own life experience and feelings and infuse them into the characters in my story. I can control the outcomes of these characters and […]

Writing and research

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Motivation / pressure to perform / Publishing / Wisdom

The current module in my writing course is about doing research for fiction writing. Our tutor provided the students with a list of questions and instructed us to visit the State Library (Battye Library) to find the relevant information. It wasn’t a test of who could find the best material – the purpose was to encourage the students to physically get out there and find the richness of resources available to create interesting and informative […]

Weekly photo challenge: Unusual point of view (POV)

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Geography / Motivation / politics / Publishing / The workplace / Weekly Photo Challenge

It is only two weeks until my first assignment is due. I had planned to work out a time-table today. I got the books out on the table this morning along with a planner to schedule my work so that I can get it in before the due date. But inspiration and inclination are lacking. As I sat looking at the bundle of paperwork I thought of today’s photo challenge. So at least there was […]

Literacy

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Blog 2013 / Motivation / Publishing / The workplace / Wisdom

An Australian Bureau of Statistics 2006 Survey of Literacy found that 46.8% of adult Australians had a literacy level that was “insufficient to meet the complex demands of every day life and work in the emerging knowledge-based economy”. This quote is from a PowerPoint hand-out from my recent training to be a tutor of adults with literacy issues. And we are talking about people with English as their FIRST language. It is a pretty shocking […]

So you want to publish, do you?

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Motivation / Publishing / Wisdom / Writing

I just read an article by Cheryl Woodard as part of my current studies. It makes a lot of sense. Have a read below at the link from the website if you would like to know more! Five Deadly Magazine, Website and Newsletter Publishing Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them) The five points she refers to include: Ignoring what your audience needs – this is something so obvious but so difficult! I only want to […]