Read my article published on Domain about the challenges of choosing a colour scheme for your home when you're colour blind: https://www.domain.com.au/living/fifty-shades-of-stress-what-its-like-to-redecorate-when-youre-colour-blind-20180730-h1324m-755356/?utm_campaign=strap-masthead&utm_source=smh&utm_medium=link&utm_content=pos2&ref=pos1
Fifty shades of stress: what it's like to redecorate when you're colour blind
July 31, 2018
Read my article on Domain about the challenges of choosing colour schemes when you're colour blind: https://www.domain.com.au/living/fifty-shades-of-stress-what-its-like-to-redecorate-when-youre-colour-blind-20180730-h1324m-755356/?utm_campaign=strap-masthead&utm_source=smh&utm_medium=link&utm_content=pos2&ref=pos1
My The Girl in the Spider’s Web film review from The Daily Review -
Read my article on Domain about the horrors of living next door to a house being built: https://www.domain.com.au/news/housebuilding-horror-what-its-like-living-next-door-to-a-construction-site-20180409-h0yddy/
August 5th 2012 - Myself and a handful of other Queensland screenwriters were treated, courtesy of Screen Queensland, to a networking event with producers at 37 Degrees South, as part of MIFF (Melbourne International Film Festival). It was exhausting but a great experience - I pitched to seven producers and came away with requests to read eight scripts in total. Fingers, toes and all other extremities crossed some of my hard work is going to result in some films getting made very soon!
One of the challenges facing a professional writer is that so many people think they're writers. They'll pay a fortune to have a website designed and will then fill it with content that has spelling and grammatical mistakes, poorly constructed sentences, and no concept of SEO. What a waste of money. If only they'd realise that the finished product - and the written content is just as important as the visuals - can turn potential customers away. Sure, not everyone is a stickler for correctly placed apostrophes, but some people do care about that sort of thing and won't give their custom to a business that appears to be unprofessional at first glance.
Maybe the problem stems from the fact that we all write in some way. We wrote essays at school and we've written letters to Grandma thanking her for the birthday money, so therefore everyone thinks he or she is a writer. An engineer doesn't face the problem that everyone thinks they're capable of doing their own engineering if they want to build a bridge, a doctor doesn't face the problem that everyone thinks they can treat themselves for cancer, but trying to convince people that they need a professional writer can be much less straightforward.
The world has more and more written text these days, with thousands of web pages going out every day full of written content - much of it poorly written, mistake-laden rubbish. Sometimes it doesn't matter if it's just between friends but businesses can't afford to be slack when it comes to overall presentation.
ends 7th Sept 2011
I really must start writing in this section!
Wow! Hi! I've finally worked out how to post entries into this so I'm up and running. Now I just have to think of something to write about! Oh well, I'm not short of opinions about anything so I'm sure something will come to me soon. Watch this space! No really...please watch this space!
my mummy is SENSATIONAL!!!!!!!! - daughter (aged 8)