Archives for July 2008

What Lemmings Teach Us About Misinformation

What Lemmings Teach Us About Misinformation

The internet has been touted as the greatest ever revolution in information technology. The entire sum of human knowledge may one day be accessed through this portal of wonder. But what actually is ‘knowledge’ and how reliable is it anyway? With the internet using more ‘democratic’ methods to compile information, are we getting the facts we need or misinformation to lead us astray?

How to Become a Writer — The Harsh Reality

How to Become a Writer — The Harsh Reality

Since starting this blog last year, I have regularly been asked about how to become a professional writer. Mary, one of my keener subscribers (see – I didn’t forget you), recently raised the topic again and prompted me to think some more on it. Some of the issues related to this discussion I covered previously in my series on ‘The Professional Writer‘, but what I didn’t cover was how to get writing work in the first place.