Tag Archives: writing

So, you’re a writer?

A simple job description but one that is loaded with so much meaning…and misinterpretation. Years after embarking on this line of work, I still find that people connect this word, this career, to a world of misconception. When I tell … Continue reading

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Mental Reboot

For almost four years, ever since I stepped away from full-time PR work, I’ve been telling others (and myself) that I no longer have to deal with clients or account management because I concentrate solely on writing work. Recently I’ve … Continue reading

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Yearning to Learn Again

Every now and then, I’m struck by the thought that my past work surpasses what I’m doing now. It comes every time I catch a glimpse of articles or even essays I’d written years ago, and I feel amazed, thinking … Continue reading

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Get the Brief

In three years of freelancing, I’ve prided myself on being able to utilise some of the things I learned from over eight years of agency life – managing clients and editors and the various people who commission me; evaluating my … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned

It’s been three years since I became a hybrid – with one foot planted in the PR world and the other firmly in the editorial; and learning to work partially in an office and the rest of the time at … Continue reading

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What Words are Worth

The caption on the lower right corner of my business card reads ‘Words Count’. A professional acquaintance thought I was trying to emphasise the importance of a word count so that I can bill clients accordingly. Couldn’t have been farther … Continue reading

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What next?

It’s been months since I last posted a blog. Why? I wonder myself. I could make all the usual excuses – that work was taking up too much time, that I was too busy, that I couldn’t gather my thoughts … Continue reading

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How My World Works

I’m not the most organized person in the world. People I have worked with say that I am, but in truth, while I love making lists and sorting things into neat compartments, I’m not a systematic person at all. IQ … Continue reading

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A Pat on the Back

There’s a wonderful thrill when I’m notified that someone is following my blog – thank you Sid Dunnebacke and The Blissful Adventurer. I am attention-shy and prefer to be in the background most of the time, and yet I find myself craving … Continue reading

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Procrastination is Hard Work

Anyone who ever accused a procrastinator of being lazy is sadly mistaken. The reason why we procrastinate is because we are actively trying to avoid doing something we’d rather not do. The fact that it’s inevitable and must eventually be … Continue reading

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