Saturday April 28th 2012

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Think Proofreading Isn’t Important? Think Again… – by Greg Walker

Think Proofreading Isn’t Important? Think Again… –  by Greg Walker

  Proofreading. The word alone is enough to bore the socks off most writers. After going through the whole creative process and editing your work down to a work of art bordering on the sublime, you’re presented with the wearisome process of taking a magnifying glass [Read More]

Writing for the Web is a Matter of Survival – by Karen Lotter

Writing for the Web is a Matter of Survival – by Karen Lotter

Writing for the Web is very different from Writing for Print. Honest. I’m not just saying so ‘cause I want to make some bucks from my Writing for the Web Course at The Writers College. (Well, that would be good too, but this article is a bit more about the [Read More]

Rejection. Introspection. Dejection – by Ginny Swart

Rejection. Introspection. Dejection – by Ginny Swart

  Funny how these words all go together. For a short story writer, rejection is part of life. Even the best known writers get rejected by editors who have bought loads of their previous offerings. What’s more, editors very seldom give you a reason for their [Read More]

Starting out as a freelance journalist: where to even begin!? By Samantha Moolman

Starting out as a freelance journalist: where to even begin!? By Samantha Moolman

So – you’re committed to this writing thing and you’re raring to go. Good for you! But now what? Do you have a particular article topic you want to write about? Do you have a particular publication in mind? You might feel like you’ve hit a brick wall and don’t [Read More]

Q & A with award-winning novelist Sonny Whitelaw

Q & A with award-winning novelist Sonny Whitelaw

Sonny Whitelaw has enjoyed a successful career as a writer for more than thirty years. Her work as a photojournalist has appeared in dozens of international magazines including National Geographic. She won a Draco Award for her first novel, The Rhesus Factor and all eight [Read More]

Breaking through your Writing Barriers – a new course at The Writers’ College

Breaking through your Writing Barriers – a new course at The Writers’ College

    Creativity coaching for writers is a relatively new field in the creative industries, one that is cutting-edge in terms of assisting writers to achieve their personal dreams. What is Creativity Coaching? A creativity coach supports writers in investigating issues [Read More]

Dreams Come True – by Andrea Stitson

Dreams Come True – by Andrea Stitson

“Dreams are goals I haven’t yet managed to reach.” During the course of my writing journey, I’ve actually considered stamping those words on my forehead. Doubt does terrible things to the dark hollows of the mind. My dream has always been to sell my stories. [Read More]

The Other Woman – by Amanda Bidwell

The Other Woman –   by Amanda Bidwell

I liken my passion for writing with the exuberant style in which I tackle housework. I’ll admit that ultimately writing gives me more joy than the latter, but there is also something very satisfying about an empty laundry basket. The trouble with this comparison is [Read More]

My Writing Journey Competition – June 2012

My Writing Journey Competition – June 2012

    Are you a Writers’ College newsletter subscriber? Write us a 1000-word story about your journey as a writer. Make it funny, quirky and/or inspirational. We will publish the best story in our quarterly newsletter and on our blog. Plus the winner gets $200 [Read More]

Branding 101: Journalism and The Importance of Branding – by Samantha Moolman

Branding 101: Journalism and The Importance of Branding – by Samantha Moolman

The future of print journalism is an issue that has been bludgeoned to death. In fact, it’s deader than the issue that print journalism is dead. The common consensus on this matter has already been finalised: Print media will not die, it will adapt, evolve and transform [Read More]

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Sukkel met skrywersblok? – deur Wilna Adriaanse

Sukkel met skrywersblok? – deur Wilna Adriaanse

“There is no rule on how to write.  Sometimes it comes easily and perfectly: Sometimes it’s like drilling rock [Read More]

Spotlight on author Lisa Lazarus

Spotlight on author Lisa Lazarus

  Lisa Lazarus is a freelance journalist for a variety of publications, including Men’s Health, Femina, [Read More]

Spotlight on author Helen Brain

Spotlight on author Helen Brain

Helen Brain is the author of 30 books for children, an adult memoir and many short stories. In 1998 she won an ATKV [Read More]

Grammar Don’t Matter (And Other Online Writing Myths) – by Greg Walker

Grammar Don’t Matter (And Other Online Writing Myths) – by Greg Walker

You’ve read it before, probably on multiple occasions: Perfect grammar is less important when writing online content [Read More]

Think Proofreading Isn’t Important? Think Again… –  by Greg Walker

Think Proofreading Isn’t Important? Think Again… – by Greg Walker

  Proofreading. The word alone is enough to bore the socks off most writers. After going through the whole [Read More]

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