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.
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(See my Blog section for current opinion pieces).
- Hungry for more than cooking shows
- Once cool, Milady’s tattoo tells a very different story today
- Read all about it, Caitlyn
- How minimalism strips us of identity
- Rate your experience? Jolly pissed off.
- In a week of Weinstein, Crazy Horse is a disturbing and de-humanising experience
- Couple lives on fresh air. Readers live on bullshit.
- Anomalisa – sad and sexist
- The honeymoon
- The real future for most of us
- The death of journalism
- Confessions of a footy ignoramus
- The lost art of cooking
- A box of Bruce
- Advice to young lovers on Valentine’s Day
- Milk bar memories
- From a distance, a picture of brutal Australia
- How the internet makes you immortal
- When Daddy kills Mummy
- On death, movies and murder
- Seventy per cent – a Singapore love story
- Every. Waking. Thought. Blogging in the age of narcissism.
- Linwood revisited
- Some scars, but a miracle too
- History records women as absent