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MWF: the Mid-List Authors Soirée

August 28, 2014

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Last Saturday, Melbourne writer Mel Campbell hosted an event of her creation, the Mid-List Author Soiree, at MWF. It was built around Mel wanting to bring together writers like she is: people who write for a living but aren’t blockbuster successes. Or, in other words, almost all working writers.

Triggered

July 8, 2014

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A few weeks ago I tweeted a link to an old blog post of mine, the one about the after effects of having been physically assaulted several years ago. I broadcast it again, over a year after I first wrote it, because of the #YesAllWomen campaign which happened in response to a mass shooting in the USA that was motivated by the killer’s hatred of women.

A tale of insidious sexism

November 2, 2012

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So there was this guy on Twitter the other day who was saying he wanted to help professional women in a male-dominated industry set up a support group for themselves. When it was pointed out that the best way he could help was to shut up and let women take care of themselves, he decided […]

Friday news picks

February 17, 2012

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Cubans are beginning to inject money into the island’s ragged real estate. LA might decide that good graffiti art is not crime. The government talked about doing things to the health system. Some random on Twitter broke the news of Whitney Houston’s death about an hour before the media did. No more sneak-peakiness in the […]

The wisest words I’ve ever heard or read about how to work with social media

January 19, 2012

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“I’ve learned to follow the hunch but never assume where it will go.” Co-founder of Twitter and founder of Blogger Evan Williams‘ closing statement of his TED Talk in February 2009. I think I’ll paraphrase that for my motto as a social media consultant: “Follow the hunch. Never assume.” That should be the basis of all social media […]

Friday news picks

December 9, 2011

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Dymocks launched a new self-publishing service. Author Jack Heath read books by women writers for a whole year to find out if he was sexist. Facebook made some design changes and people are being creative with them. There’s increasingly strong evidence that quantum physics fuels one of the most basic processes of our world: photosynthesis. […]

Friday news picks

December 2, 2011

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Fiat settled a copyright claim with graffiti artists whose work was featured in an advertisement without permission or payment. A disabled pig gets around by using only its front legs. Future Fund Chair David Murray had some interesting things to say on Lateline. Like he doesn’t believe in climate change because if he did it would be […]