Interesting Facts About Each U.S. President, Part 2

Interesting Facts About Each U.S. President, Part 2

Theodore Roosevelt (1901 to 1909) Both Roosevelt’s first wife and mother died on the same day, which happened to be Valentine’s Day. He was shot just before a scheduled speech, but instead of seeking medical treatment, he went ahead with the speech. He started with the following statement: 'I don’t know whether you fully understand [...]

Don’t Fear The Essay: A Simple Guide to a Complex Form

Don’t Fear The Essay: A Simple Guide to a Complex Form

When I say I'm writing my thesis is on the Australian essay most people recoil in horror, usually muttering something along the lines of 'why would you do that to yourself?'. No doubt when they hear 'essay' they get flashbacks to assignments, rubrics, grading percentages and – perhaps most terrifying – bibliographies. This dreaded form [...]

Establishing a Popular Presence in the Poetry (and Writing) Community on Instagram

Establishing a Popular Presence in the Poetry (and Writing) Community on Instagram

By Leeza von Alpen (aka leezajaydepoetry) So, you’re interested in making an impact on the Instagram writing community, and in gaining more readers. Here’s what you need to know. I had the pleasure of interviewing some much admired, and highly praised, instapoets; I asked them what techniques they themselves have used, and recommend, to writers [...]

Adelaide Writers Week: The Garden of Literary Delights

Adelaide Writers Week: The Garden of Literary Delights

Adelaide Writers Week is an institution in this city. It is the largest celebration of literature in Adelaide. Every year authors and readers are brought together for six glorious days of thrilling panels and discussions, Q & A’s and signings, with writers from a wide range of genres, both locally and internationally. This year I [...]

Imposter! – Making Sense Of, and Combatting, Writer’s Doubt

Imposter! – Making Sense Of, and Combatting, Writer’s Doubt

I don't think I'm good enough - I don't think I'll ever be good enough. I feel like I don't belong, like an imposter. How long until someone realises that I'm not like them? That I'm not a real writer? Regardless of whether you're a beginner or an accomplished writer, chances are that you've experienced [...]