All of us will make a video at least once in our lives. Whilst a lot of guides cover the basics on how to compile a quality video, very few touch on a little nuance that can elevate our work to the next level – the watermark.
- with particular reference to design software. An overview of the psychological/emotional processes of learning a thing, with tips on how to learn. 1. Learning a thing can be expensive and therefore frightening- Waste Spend money on software suites (that you don’t use regularly enough to really justify, but do use just enough to want to have … Continue reading Learn like an amateur; a guide for frantic unpaid artist types
So, here it is, if you’re an author you’ll need a website. So they say. Can’t be too difficult, can it? Let’s check out who’s out there. Tim Winton? Nope. Penguin look after him. Helen Garner? No, her publisher looks after her. I know: Kate Grenville. Nah, same again. And she wrote the book. The … Continue reading How to build an author website following four simple rules
This is the ideal I Made An Effort dessert for those who hate cooking yet find themselves stuck in that catering corner. If you truly hate cooking, you'll ditch the 'lemon' component and cut straight to the whipped cream/fruit topping. If you're totally committed to the non-cooking cooking ethos, you'll just buy a pavlova base … Continue reading Cheat’s Lemon Pavlova
Remember being a kid? Remember that thrill of saving up your pocket money for weeks and weeks, then running down to the toyshop to buy that awesome toy you’d had your eye on for months now? Remember getting home and opening the box, the thrill of finally holding it in your hands? For most people, … Continue reading How to Buy Toys When Your Way to Old to Still be Buying Toys
For most people, reading is a solitary activity. But if you’re anything like me, the time you spend reading a book alone isn't always enough. There are some books you still haven’t finished even after you’ve read the last page—the only way to finish them is to discuss them. You can do this by writing … Continue reading Starting a Successful Book Club
Since Rupi Kaur’s Milk and Honey, poetry on Instagram has blown up. Poetry is a great way to express emotions. Social media is a great place for writers to gain an audience. Put the two together and you’ve got every reason to become an Instapoet. (Images from Booktopia) Instapoetry opens up all kinds of … Continue reading How to be an Instapoet
Finally, the finish line is in sight. The end is near. Freedom is upon us. The school holidays are over. In just 13 hours 53 minutes and 22 seconds, the droning of school bells will echo across the state of Victoria signifying, much to the delight of parents, that school is back in session. The … Continue reading The School Holiday Survival Guide: A How-To for Parents/Guardians of the Dreaded Pre-Teen.
In this modern age of technology it's impossible to not get distracted, even when what you should be doing is sitting down and writing that best-selling novel. So, in light of this, I've decided to help us all and write up some tips that will certainly help you in your quest for concentration. Step 1: … Continue reading How to concentrate while writing.
Recently, I've been spending a lot of time with millennials, and I've come to understand that they've grown up in a vastly different world in terms of defining relationships -- a world without the same rules or labels around dating. To use ice-cream as a metaphor, if once people were forced to choose between chocolate … Continue reading How to know if you’re dating: a millennial’s guide to toothbrush etiquette