Non-fiction

This is a list of my articles, book reviews, news stories etc. Some have been published in newspapers, magazines, anthologies etc or online. - C. A. Broadribb.


My Non-Fiction

Most of these are included in my ebooks. See the 'My Books' tab.

  • Christmas Newsletter (505 words, 2020)
  • Life With a Ragdoll (609 words, 2020) - published in NWG anthology 2020
  • Long-Haired Cats (4291 words, 2020)
  • Steve Jackson's Game Design Workshop (492 words, 2020)
  • Christmas Newsletter (494 words, 2019)
  • Christmas Newsletter (578 words, 2018)
  • Tapestry article (2000 words, 2018)
  • Anaesthesia for Operations (15769 words, 2018)
  • Christmas Newsletter (598 words, 2017)
  • Writers' Handbook (10334 words, 2017)
  • Book Review of To Love, Honour and Betray by Kathy Lette (362 words, 2017)
  • The Danger of a Small Rock (11100 words, 2017)
  • A Question of Informed Consent (18548 words, 2017)
  • A 20 Year Mystery (7658 words, 2017)
  • Christmas Newsletter (554 words, 2016)
  • Kittydotes: a collection of cat anecdotes (5991 words, 2016)
  • Grandma Violet (795 words, 2016) - published in ZineWest 2016
  • Christmas Newsletter (454 words, 2015)
  • Travelling Across the USA Three Months After 9/11 (3962 words, 2015)
  • The Difference Between Fiction and Reality (708 words, 2015)
  • A Special Trip to Canberra (1095 words, 2015)
  • I Tied an Onion to my Belt (2015)
  • Christmas Newsletter (505 words, 2014)
  • A Glimpse Into Islam (1201 words, 2014)
  • Christmas Newsletter (588 words, 2013)
  • Ironic Observations (199 words, 2013)
  • Book Review of 2048 by Richard Lawrence (361 words, 2013) - published on the NSW Writers' Centre blog
  • Zoo Report (439 words, 2013)
  • Jaz (204 words, 2013)
  • A Failed Romance (396 words, 2012)
  • Book Review of From Dinosaur to Dynamite: The Secret of Joyful Sex by Patricia Murray-Chute (408 words, 2012)
  • Book Review of Turquoise by Ayshe Talay-Ongan (360 words, 2012) - published in the Newsbite e-newsletter 14/2/2012
  • Christmas Newsletter (265 words, 2011)
  • Book Review of Born to Run by John M. Green (449 words, 2011) - published in the PIC newsletter Sep 2011
  • Book Review of Blotch by Monica Lizama (156 words, 2011) - published in the Newsbite e-newsletter 25/7/11
  • Modernised Phonetic Alphabet (79 words, 2011)
  • PIs Vs Police Detectives (457 words, 2011)
  • Losing the Plot (and Re-creating It) (1024 words, 2011)
  • Book Review: Demichat and the Kent St Mystery by Toni Brisland (161 words, 2011) - published in the Newsbite e-newsletter 18/4/11
  • Christmas Newsletter (161 words, 2010)
  • Character Building Exercise (792 words, 2010)
  • Novel Writing 2: Nice Day for a Murder (1073 words, 2010)
  • Novel Writing 1: Sarah's Adventure (815 words, 2010)
  • "Oh No, You Can't Do That!" (699 words, 2010)
  • Where Writers Get Ideas From (343 words, 2010)
  • Getting Published: Some Statistics (274 words, 2010)
  • Computer Game Review: Avatar (250 words, 2010)
  • Christmas Newsletter (208 words, 2009)
  • How Eating a Vegetarian Diet Makes Other People Go Crazy (817 words, 2009)
  • Doing Dunedoo (626 words, 2009)
  • Book Review of Sex and the City by Candace Bushnell (323 words, 2009)
  • Book Review of Shadows in the Ice by Des Hunt (288 words, 2009)
  • Media Release on Scarlet Stiletto Win (457 words, 2009) - published in Auburn Review and as Top to Tail a Winner in Parramatta Sun
  • The Future of the Workplace (457 words, 2009)
  • Renting With Pets (1124 words, 2009)
  • The Great Flat Hunt (1117 words, 2009)
  • An Act of Wild Rebellion (500 words, 2009) - published in Writers Connect e-newsletter 2009 and NWG Anthology 2013
  • Cop Shop Open Day (1166 words, 2009)
  • Book Review: Shattered by Gabrielle Lord (192 words, 2009) - published in Stiletto #29
  • Christmas Newsletter (965 words, 2008)
  • The Secret to Free Travel (635 words, 2008) - published as Psst... I'll Let You in on a Little Secret in Australian Senior Traveller Mar 09
  • A Year as a Journalist (1864 words, 2008)
  • Flying Free (877 words, 2008) - published in Australian Traveller Feb/Mar 09
  • Tigers, Teacups and Terror (745 words, 2008) - published on the Pure Travel website 2011
  • Foxy Crimes (629 words, 2008)
  • Villawood - Victims or Villains? (1530 words, 2008) - published on Journal of Politics and Culture website 2008
  • Poetry Receives a Second Life (408 words, 2008) - published in Newswrite Dec 08/Jan 09
  • Building Fantastic Worlds (607 words, 2008) - published in Newswrite Aug 08 and NZ Author Aug/Sep 08
  • Dark Lives (1480 words, 2008) - published on AWBR website 20.1
  • Searching for Nemo on the Great Barrier Reef (767 words, 2008)
  • Becoming a Shopping Spy (670 words, 2008)
  • Book Review: The Dark Part of Me by Belinda Burns (198 words, 2008)
  • Hotel Review: Magnolia Court Boutique Hotel (423 words, 2008)
  • Gaoled! (908 words, 2008) - published as Gaol Tour Intimidating Experience in Australian Senior Traveller May 08
  • Hotel Review: Victoria Hall Accomodation (642 words, 2008)
  • Book Review: Intertwined Lives by Marilyn Holly and Donald Broadribb (467 words, 2008)
  • A Millionaire in Bucharest (623 words, 2007)
  • Liala (3122 words, 2007)
  • Threats and Opportunities (1277 words, 2007)
  • Humanist Economics (774 words, 2007) - published on Thylazine website 2007
  • Flight and Asylum (808 words, 2007)
  • Making Dreams Come True (802 words, 2007) - published in NZ Author Aug/Sep 07
  • UTS Anthology Launch (999 words, 2007) - published as New Collection a Showcase of Talent in Festival News #3
  • Inspiring Creativity (724 words, 2007) - published in Festival News #2
  • Slums of the Future? (589 words, 2007) - published as Future Shock for Apartment Dwellers in Festival News #1
  • Patrick White's Beautiful Mind (668 words, 2007) - published in Newswrite Feb 08
  • Sneaking Around (699 words, 2007) - published in NZ Author Dec 07/Jan 08 and UTS writers' ezine 2008
  • Aussie Spec-Fic Markets (625 words, 2007) - published as Why it Pays to be Speculative in NA Author Apr/May 07 and as Speculative Fiction in Newswrite Aug 07
  • Doggywood (796 words, 2007)
  • Brian Peters Inquest 2 (600 words, 2007) - published on UTS Reportage website 2007
  • Brian Peters Inquest 1 (600 words, 2007) - published on UTS Reportage website 2007
  • How Not to Get to Niagara Falls (984 words, 2007) - published as Let Good Sense be Your Guide in Australian Senior Traveller Oct 07
  • Horses Win Prizes in Dog Show (301 words, 2007) - published on Village Voice website
  • Pony Wins First Place in Mardi Gras Dog Show (2007) - published on Village Voice website
  • Inquest Into Death of Cremorne Journalist (450 words, 2007) - published as What Really Happened in East Timor: Cremorne Local Forces Inquest on Village Voice website and in e-newsletter and as Enduring Struggle for Justice in North Side Courier
  • Auction Numbers Up but Sales Stay Down (2007) - published on Village Voice website
  • Residents' Anger Grows as Trees are Pruned (2007) - published on Village Voice website and as Pruning Opens Old Wounds in Wentworth Courier
  • Fisherman Dies After Falling Off Cliff at Diamond Bay (2007) - published on Village Voice website and as Fisherman Dies at Diamond Bay in Wentworth Courier and e-newsletter
  • Police Close Kings Cross Hotel After Finding Underage Drinkers (2007) - published on Village Voice website
  • Police Hunt Down Man Over Double Stabbing in City (2007) - published on Village Voice website
  • Christmas Newsletter (336 words, 2006)
  • Nuclear Waste Trucked to Botany Bay Under Cover of Dark (2006) - published on Village Voice website
  • Sales Drop as Hunt Switches From Houses to Presents (2006) - published on Village Voice website
  • Weekend Auction Sales Sluggish (2006) - published on Village Voice website
  • Car Slides Into Botany Bay (2006) - published on Village Voice website
  • Woman Pushed Onto Train Tracks at Circular Quay (2006) - published on Village Voice website
  • Teenager Arrested After Attack Puts Police Officer in Hospital (2006) - published on Village Voice website
  • Two Men Attacked With Bottles at Bondi Junction Hotel (2006) - published on Village Voice website
  • Notes on the Daily Telegraph (935 words, 2006)
  • Journalism notes (1260 words, 2006)
  • Movie Review: My Neighbours the Yamadas (78 words, 2006)
  • Grant (93 words, 2006)
  • Sneaky Gozzip (2196 words, 2006)
  • Cracking Open Investigative Journalism (1076 words, 2006)
  • Sydney Life Photographic Exhibition 2006 (368 words, 2006) - published on UTS Newsday website 2006
  • Creepy Man (983 words, 2006)
  • Max Kelly Forum 2006 (787 words, 2006) - published as Historian Says Party is Over for Sydney in Precinct #2 2006
  • Max Kelly Medal 2006 (406 words, 2006) - published as Award is Music to Emily's Ears in Precinct #2 2006
  • Standing Up To Centrelink (1010 words, 2006)
  • Book Review: Blue Smoke by Nora Roberts (448 words, 2006) - published in Stiletto #28
  • The Harry Potter Phenomenon (881 words, 2006) - published in NZ Author Feb/Mar 08
  • Speculations (Conflux 3) (1455 words, 2006) - published as Taking Slipstream to the Mainstream in NZ Author Feb/Mar 07
  • Changes to ASIO Act (3138 words, 2006) - published as ASIO - Protector or Threat to Freedom? in Full Bench #1 2007
  • Secrets and Murky Truths (1081 words, 2006) - published in Newswrite Oct 06
  • Katrine Narkiewicz profile (257 words, 2006)
  • What Makes A Civil Society (Sydney Writers' Festival) (726 words, 2006) - published on Festival News website 2006
  • Jem Poster at the Sydney Writers' Festival (600 words, 2006) - published as Relationship Thrives in Destruction of Nature in Festival News #4
  • Andy Borowitz at the Sydney Writers' Festival (700 words, 2006) - published as American Comic Set for a Grouse Time Here in Festival News #3
  • Margaret Olley at the Sydney Writers' Festival (601 words, 2006) - published as From a Black Hole to a World Rich in Colour in Festival News #2
  • Book review: Origin in Death by Nora Roberts/JD Robb (422 words, 2006) - published in Stiletto #29
  • Do Plump People Have Plump Pets? (1225 words, 2006)
  • A Journey of Discovery (477 words, 2006) - published in Newswrite Jun 06 and Polestar #13
  • A House in a Week (725 words, 2006)
  • Habitat for Humanity (789 words, 2006)
  • Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing (548 words, 2006) - published in Inner Western Courier
  • An Unwilling Queen of Crime (1161 words, 2006) - published on AWBR webstite 18.1
  • Book review: Dirty Weekend by Gabrielle Lord (400 words, 2006) - published in Stiletto #27
  • Movie review: North Country (505 words, 2006)
  • Back to Basics at the Bay (662 words, 2006)
  • Cute Crazy Kittens (985 words, 2006)
  • Movie review: Get Rich or Die Tryin' (296 words, 2006)
  • Movie review: Ek Ajnabee (333 words, 2005)
  • African Safari (1129 words, 2005) - published in Australian Senior Traveller Sep 06
  • Book review: Sympathy Between Humans by Jodi Compton (416 words, 2005) - published in Stiletto #27
  • Book review: World of Chickens by Nick Earls (439 words, 2005)
  • The Passion Behind A Writer (Popular Fiction Festival 2005) (791 words, 2005)
  • Thrills and Chills (Popular Fiction Festival 2005) (800 words, 2005)
  • My Journey To Publication (1225 words, 2005) - published in UTS Fine Print and NZ Author Aug/Sep 06 and as Choosing to Self-Publish in Newswrite Nov 06
  • The Fascination of Crime Stories (Popular Fiction Festival 2005) (1105 words, 2005)
  • Book review: The Man Who Understood Cats by Michael Allen Dymmoch (403 words, 2005)
  • Jonathan Harley at the Sydney Writers' Festival 2005 (524 words, 2005) - published in Newswrite Oct 05
  • Gabrielle Lord at the Sydney Writers Festival (491 words, 2005)
  • Research and Writing (914 words, 2005)
  • Film review: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (558 words, 2005) - published on the IMDB website 2005 and in the H2G2 The Post e-newsletter 2005
  • Book review: So You Want to Work in Travel and Tourism? by Margaret McAlpine (862 words, 2005) - published in Screen Education #49
  • Book review: Spiking the Girl by Gabrielle Lord (281 words, 2005) - published in Stiletto #27
  • Computer Game Review: Grand Theft Auto Vice City (1264 words, 2005) - published in the H2G2 The Post e-newsletter 2005
  • The Great Chocolate Bar Robbery (513 words, 2005)
  • Book review: One Man Running by Clive Egleton (514 words, 2005) - published in the H2G2 The Post e-newsletter 2005
  • How to Colour Your Hair With Henna (342 words, 2004)
  • Book review: Fetish by Tara Moss (467 words, 2004) - published in the H2G2 The Post e-newsletter 2005
  • Film review: Bridget Jones 2: The Edge of Reason (253 words, 2004)
  • An Evening With Chris Isaak (394 words, 2004)
  • This Is Not An Article (Newcastle youth arts festival, 2004) (950 words, 2004)
  • Film review: The Bourne Supremacy (509 words, 2004)
  • Web Communities for Photographers (635 words, 2004) - published in Capture Jan/Feb 05
  • Seeing Your Words in Print (1338 words, 2004) - published in Writing 4 Success e-newsletter and as Closer Editorial Relationships in NZ Author Feb/Mar 05 and as Stepping To Success in Newswrite Feb 06
  • Organising Your Digital Photos (887 words, 2004) - published in Capture Nov/Dec 04
  • Writing Compelling Narrative (Byron Bay Writers' Festival 2004) (812 words, 2004) - published in Newswrite Nov 04
  • Writing for Performance (Byron Bay Writers' Festival 2004) (791 words, 2004) - published in Newswrite Nov 04
  • How I Didn't Marry Douglas Adams (776 words, 2004)
  • Aussie Women Whodunnit (Popular Fiction Festival 2004) (1024 words, 2004) - published in Newswrite Sep 04 and Stiletto #26
  • Making the Impossible Possible (Popular Fiction Festival 2004) (850 words, 2004) - published in Newswrite Sep 04
  • Book review: Lethal Factor by Gabrielle Lord (215 words, 2004) - published in Stiletto #26
  • True Crime at the Sydney Writers' Festival 2004 (1386 words, 2004) - published in Newswrite Aug 04 as Criminal Writers Bare All
  • Bestsellers (1082 words, 2004) - published in Newswrite July 04
  • Watawieh? (1035 words, 2004)
  • Forensic Science (1277 words, 2004)
  • Book Review of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (1149 words, 2004)
  • Speech review: Spotty-Handed Villainesses by Margaret Atwood (245 words, 2004)
  • Book review: The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen (1994 words, 2004)
  • Article review: Writers on Writing: Opting for Invention Over the Injury of Invasion by Carol Shields (292 words, 2004)
  • Article review: Why Bother? by Jonathan Franzen (148 words, 2004)
  • Article review: The Present in Fiction by Drusilla Modjeska (239 words, 2004)
  • Article review: The Layered Art by Amanda Lohrey (252 words, 2004)
  • Article review: My Heroin Christmas by Terry Castle (301 words, 2004)
  • Book review: The Killing Hour by Lisa Gardner (417 words, 2003) - published in Stiletto #26
  • A Modern Hazard (642 words, 2003) - published on UTS Vertigo poster 2006
  • A Beginner's Postmodern Thoughts on Postmodernism for Beginners (2225 words, 2003)
  • Wha Place Yourley Es Comen From? (1179 words, 2003)
  • Norfolk Island Writers' and Readers' Festival 2003 (4300 words, 2003) - published in Newswrite Oct 03 and on H2G2 website
  • Book review: Better Than This by Stuart Harrison (474 words, 2003) - published on the H2G2 website
  • Article review: The Inmate World by Goffman (529 words, 2003)
  • Article review: Doing Time by Withnell (554 words, 2003)
  • Article review: A Matter of Identity by Sacks (485 words, 2003)
  • Book review: Baby Did A Bad Bad Thing by Gabrielle Lord (483 words, 2003) - published in Stiletto #25 and on The Radii website 2003 and on the H2G2 website 2003
  • Sydney Mardi Gras Parade 2003 (1762 words, 2003)
  • A Beginner's Guide To Digital Cameras (2508 words, 2003) - published on the H2G2 website 2003 and on the Photozo website 2004
  • Jury Duty for Criminal Trials (1680 words, 2002)
  • Book Review of In Search of the Sahara by Quentin Crewe (883 words, 2002)
  • Book review: First Fruits by Penelope Evans (291 words, 2002) - published in Stiletto #24 and on the H2G2 website in 2003
  • Impressions of Honolulu (1497 words, 2002)
  • Do You Know Where Your Towel Is? (The History of The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy) (3017 words, 2002) - published on the H2G2 website 2003
  • Les From Detroit (494 words, 2002)
  • You are the Light of the World (World Youth Day 2002) (744 words, 2002)
  • Fatal MVA (11,321 words, 2002) - published on the H2G2 website 2005
  • Corporate Email Policy (222 words, 2001)
  • Short Story Review: The Personal Touch by Chet Williamson (395 words, 2001)
  • A Night Out (938 words, 2000 edited 2017)
  • Book review: Bright Lights Big City by Jay McInerney (1166 words, 2000)
  • Guide to Good Management (832 words, 1999)
  • Funny Observations (five anecdotes, 1998 - 2015) - Published in Column 8 of the Sydney Morning Herald
  • Internet Tutorial (1998) - published on The Chimes website
  • Lesser Known Web Browsers (1221 words, 1996)
  • Surfing the Net (3108 words, 1996, co-authored with Patrick Pang)
  • OSI Model (1715 words, 1996)
  • Data Communications notes (6610 words, 1996)
  • The Tort of Negligence (2493 words, 1996)
  • Computer and Information Law (2460 words, 1996)
  • Court Report (1405 words, 1996)
  • The Importance of Operating Systems (1766 words, 1995)
  • Multi User Dungeon Communities Report (7339 words, 1995)
  • NOWSA 1995 (182 words, 1995)
  • Women In Computing (772 words, 1995) - published in Athena
  • Group Exercise on Learning (1278 words, 1994, co-authored with Farhina Idris and Nelly Stanton)
  • Accounting notes (2023 words, 1994)
  • Report: BBS Software (3768 words, 1994)
  • How to Waste Time (161 words, 1994) - Published on The Post BBS and/or Wild Thoughts BBS
  • An Introduction to C Programming (2105 words, 1993, 1994, 1996)