Archive for July, 2015

Anzac Veteran Inspires New Book

By Nick Turzynski, 27 July 2015

Wellington writer and journalist Shona Riddell had a story to tell. Her great-great aunt Nora was gifted a tortoise by a wounded soldier in the Middle East during World War One. It became a family pet and a bit of a hero in Raumati until passing away in 1994. Shona got together with official Defense… Read more >>

The 10 Worst Things You Can Say to a Writer During a Book Launch

By Nick Turzynski, 24 July 2015 For anyone who knows a writer launching a book, therefore, I have compiled a list of things not to say if you want to avoid provoking a tearful outburst: 1. “You’ve got a book coming out? Congratulations! I sure wish I had time to read.” 2. “So you’re publishing a book, huh? Good to… Read more >>

Texting: Ppl, Srsly, It’s OK 2 Uz TxtSpk Sumtimz

By Nick Turzynski, 23 July 2015

  Text speak gets a bad rap. It’s been pegged as barbaric, accused of ruining the English language, identified as a symbol of the millennial generation’s laziness, and perhaps worst of all, it’s been strung up as the next bad habit liable to rot kids’ brains. That puts it in the same category as American… Read more >>