Join us at the Launceston Freelance Festival and meet these freelancer success stories!

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Lindy Alexander is a freelance writer who earns $100,000 a year.
She achieved this six-figure income very quickly and shares tips on how you can emulate her success on her blog The Freelancers Year. 
Rachel Smith runs a website called Rachel’s List. For an annual membership fee of just $29, you get access to…

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Launceston Freelance Festival 2018

April 30 – May 1
The Walkley Foundation and The Media and Arts Alliance will present the inaugural Freelance Festival to be held in Launceston, Tasmania, in May, 2018.
Featuring keynote speakers, panel discussions, workshops, and business advice, the Launceston Freelance Festival will be an unmissable opportunity for established and emerging freelancers…

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Elizabeth Hurley vs Versace

Elizabeth Hurley says she’s never been taken seriously as an actress.

The reason for this, she believes, is a Versace dress.

The dress first appeared in 1993 at the premiere of Four Weddings and a Funeral. At the time, she was Hugh Grant’s girlfriend so naturally she accompanied him.

The press salivated as Hurley threatened…

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Gwyneth Paltrow: When did you get so annoying?

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Some things defy explanation.

For example, deep in the ocean where light never penetrates reside fish whose mating opportunities are so rare that the males must spend their lives stuck to their female counterpart’s face.

And that anything a duckling meets in the first 10 minutes of its life becomes its parent.

And…

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How to re-purpose a leather jacket: sustainable creativity in action

How to re-purpose a leather jacket: sustainable creativity in action

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Unfortunately, we live in a throwaway society coupled with a world of dwindling natural resources where the only growing ‘resource’ is landfill!

Leather is an example of a valuable natural resource that humans have used in its various forms throughout time.

Today, it is more useful than ever and is…

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Why authors need a social media profile

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Recently I ran a workshop for writers on creating a digital author profile.

The workshop included social media strategies to improve your online presence.

Essentially, the more unique and visible your online presence the more likely it will attract followers.

And if you are writer, particularly a self published one, attracting followers is essential.

However,…

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Are Sam and The Womp Deelite reincarnated?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qsy7kJyizoc
I’ve been writing about reincarnated celebrities  for years now.
Celebrity reincarnation occurs when an actor/actress follows the same career trajectory as a former, usually dead, celebrity.
However, ideas, actions, fashion, politicians, songs, books and just about anything else — including music video clips — can reincarnate.

Music video reincarnation
Sam and The Womp is a…

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Why you must attend the next self-publishing workshop at MONA

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https://youtu.be/MppTNsEIYps

Recently, the wonderful MONA gallery played host to TasRes and an assortment of visual artists and writers at a weekend-long workshop for self-publishers.

The focus was on software training for writers and artists keen to improve their technology skills.

Ensure your book is proof read

The weekend kicked off with artist Julianne Clifford delivering a grammar…

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