Stranger than fiction

Charles Purcell explains how working on newspapers prepared him for writing a military thriller. With my ebook military thriller The Spartan freshly on the e-shelves, and coming from a background in both magazines and newspapers, I can safely say that writing a novel is just like working on a magaz ...

Sharing, sensitivity and courage: Walkleys at the Sydney Writers Festival

The Walkley Foundation presented three, free panels at this year’s Sydney Writers’ Festival. Walkley Foundation intern, Carmen Juarez, has all the details. The Rally Cry: Stories that Inspire Change saw Patrick Abboud, reporter for The Feed on SBS2 and finalist in the 2013 Walkley Multimedia Storyt ...

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The juggler

Being a mum is hard work, but Zoe Daniel also juggled political protests, floods and typhoons as a foreign correspondent in Bangkok. Cartoon by Fiona Katauskas. I’m not going to lie to you. Being a foreign correspondent while also being a mum of two small children has been challenging. Without an e ...

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Happy hours are here again

After 413 days on the wagon, Jill Stark called time on self-imposed abstention and now enjoys a glass of wine with friends. But these days she’s kinder to her liver. Cartoon by Fiona Katauskas. Boozing is the favoured endurance sport of journalists. The festive season is an alcohol-themed obstacl ...