Looking for the Next Big Thing? Try Fanfiction

Throughout my arts degree I've encountered many fellow students who, if I tell them I read fanfiction, respond in similar ways: some with solidarity; others with incredulity and thinly veiled disgust; but the most frequent response is condescension. Although I can understand the responses, I certainly don’t agree with them. There’s a widespread view of … Continue reading Looking for the Next Big Thing? Try Fanfiction

Yes, I’ve Tried: Freelance Writers Online

I recently had a conversation with someone in her late thirties about my post-university writing career. I rattled off the well-practised ramble about my various part-time jobs, my interning experience, my forays into industry networking and my current attempts at freelancing. Her kindly suggestion to my laments of the difficulty in being a fledgling freelancer … Continue reading Yes, I’ve Tried: Freelance Writers Online

The Three Princes of Serendip; or, on internships

Mireille Stahle currently interns at Penguin Random House. She is a notorious eccentric from the western suburbs. When she’s not working for free, she’s working in marketing and communications for the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, UoM. Her vices include reading, cross-stitch and reality TV. “The seeds of great discoveries are constantly floating around … Continue reading The Three Princes of Serendip; or, on internships