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We Are Outraged

The outrage! The outrage! “Oh how could they do this!” “This is beyond belief.” “I’m so mad all of you better stay away from me today.” “What is wrong with all of you?” We’re good at expressing outrage as we go about our daily lives. It helps us push back the depressing feeling of helplessness and ignore the nagging of our subconscious. Of course, we…

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iPad Apps For Writing Your Nanowrimo Novel

Nanowrimo is well underway and yes, I’m writing my Nano novel this year. Well, at least I’m trying to. I want to use my iPad this year and have been looking around for some apps that can be used. So here’s my list of some good iPad apps for writing your Nanowrimo novel. If you have any suggestions, add them to the list or leave…

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Best Free EBooks on Digital Journalism

Journalists today need to be on social media simply because it is just another set of tools that is extremely useful in their work. Just like an audio recorder is very important when you go out to do an interview, social media, for journalists, can assist in performing their jobs more efficiently. Here’s my list of some of the best free ebooks that can help…

Introduction to using social media for journalists

Introduction To Social Media For Journalists

This is a presentation I did for a recent training that was organised for women journalists in Pakistan. The current presentation focused on the importance of social media, its history and how it is being used by the news industry.   Introduction to Social Media for Journalists from Rabab Khan Top image by Sofiaperesoa (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Best Epic Fantasy books

I was never a fan of epic fantasy. The only fantasy reading I had ever done was The Hobbit. Impressed, I tried reading Ursula Leguin’s Earthsea Cycles. It turned out to be a rather confusing experience. I just couldn’t wrap my head around all the characters; there were so many characters and so many worlds and so so many…well, everything. It was like trying to…

To Write for Pleasure or Profit?

It’s always a dilemma: writing for pleasure or profit? I’ve dreamt of being a famous author ever since I heard my first story. Of course, I didn’t think of it as being a “famous” person in the sense of fans drooling over me, hogging me for autographs and devouring every word I write. Oh wait, let me re-think that statement. Of course it WAS all…