15 tips for novice writers, part 3

    15 bits of advice I wish I knew when I started writing. (Continued from part 2.) My review of Buffy Greentree’s The Five Day Writer’s Retreat set me to wondering what I could include in my own hypothetical writing guide. Part of me hates the idea of even offering this advice to other […]

15 tips for novice writers, part 2

    15 pieces of advice I wish I knew when I started writing. (Continued from part 1.) My review of Buffy Greentree’s The Five Day Writer’s Retreat set me to wondering what I could include in my own hypothetical writing guide. Part of me hates the idea of even offering this advice to other […]

15 tips for novice writers, part 1

    15 pieces of advice I wish I knew when I started writing. My review of Buffy Greentree’s The Five Day Writer’s Retreat set me to wondering what I could include in my own hypothetical writing guide. Part of me hates the idea of even offering this advice to other writers. However, if the […]

30 ways to win first year university or freshman college year, part 2

    (Continued from part 1.)   Note to overseas readers: what we call ‘first year’ is known by various names around the world like ‘freshman’ and ‘fresher’ year. When I say ‘lectures’, I mean a big hall filled with people who have minimal or no interaction with the lecturer. A ‘tutorial’ or ‘tute’ is […]

30 ways to win first year university or freshman college year, part 1

    I spent seven years on three campuses collecting four qualifications (I kinda got hooked on the whole process), and a couple of years ago someone asked me what I wished I’d known when I started. This is a version of the list I wrote for them, updated for my little sister, who is […]