Opinion

Selected opinion pieces from my archive that are still relevant today. Some were published in The Age, some broadcast on the Radio National program Life Matters, and others were published on my blog.

In my 20 years as a freelancer, I specialised in interviewing myself.

When you are paid for your words, not your time, it is a lot quicker and easier to interview yourself than to interview five people and then find the story doesn’t sell. Interviewing yourself also protects you from potential defamation.

The key to writing a good opinion piece is passion. You must have something to say and feel compelled to say it. Don’t write just because you have a blog space to fill.

Want to know more?

How to write an opinion piece that matters

(See my Blog section for current opinion pieces).

  1. Hungry for more than cooking shows
  2. Once cool, Milady’s tattoo tells a very different story today
  3. Read all about it, Caitlyn
  4. How minimalism strips us of identity
  5. Rate your experience? Jolly pissed off.
  6. In a week of Weinstein, Crazy Horse is a disturbing and de-humanising experience
  7. Couple lives on fresh air. Readers live on bullshit.
  8. Anomalisa – sad and sexist
  9. The honeymoon
  10. The real future for most of us
  11. The death of journalism
  12. Confessions of a footy ignoramus
  13. The lost art of cooking
  14. A box of Bruce
  15. Advice to young lovers on Valentine’s Day
  16. Milk bar memories
  17. From a distance, a picture of brutal Australia
  18. How the internet makes you immortal
  19. When Daddy kills Mummy
  20. On death, movies and murder
  21. Seventy per cent – a Singapore love story
  22. Every. Waking. Thought. Blogging in the age of narcissism.
  23. Linwood revisited
  24. Some scars, but a miracle too
  25. History records women as absent