Aware that writers in her area are missing out on publication, mentorship and fellowship opportunities, Felicity Castagna wrote a free e-book of advice for aspiring writers.
Says Rochelle Jackson: ‘As a journalist you keep your hard-hat on, you keep your emotions to one side. You mustn’t get bogged down by the emotional quagmire. It’s not a counselling session and you’re not a psychologist.’
I worry that, linguistically, turning from thinking of a team as one inseparable unit to thinking of its constituent parts makes us think more about individual people instead of what the team itself represents. Singularity implies strength through unity.
A colleague of mine once said, ‘I put commas in where I would take a breath.’ As it happened, her breathing and my idea of sentence flow were incompatible.