Non-fiction

This is a list of my articles, book reviews news stories etc. (Mainly excluding academic work.) Some have been published in print or on websites or, previously, on BBSes. - C. A. Broadribb.


My Non-Fiction


  1. Writers' Handbook (10334 words, 2017)
  2. Book Review of To Love, Honour and Betray by Kathy Lette (362 words, 2017)
  3. The Danger of a Small Rock (11100 words, 2017)
  4. A Question of Informed Consent (18548 words, 2017)
  5. A 20 Year Mystery (7500 words, 2017)
  6. Kittydotes: a collection of cat anecdotes (5991 words, 2016)
  7. Grandma Violet (795 words, 2016) - published in ZineWest 2016
  8. Travelling Across the USA Three Months After 9/11 (3962 words, 2015)
  9. The Difference Between Fiction and Reality (708 words, 2015)
  10. A Special Trip to Canberra (1095 words, 2015)
  11. I Tied an Onion to my Belt (2015)
  12. A Glimpse Into Islam (1201 words, 2014)
  13. Ironic Observations (206 words, 2013)
  14. Book Review of 2048 by Richard Lawrence (361 words, 2013) - published on the NSW Writers' Centre blog
  15. Zoo Report (439 words, 2013)
  16. Jaz (204 words, 2013)
  17. A Failed Romance (396 words, 2012)
  18. Book Review of From Dinosaur to Dynamite: The Secret of Joyful Sex by Patricia Murray-Chute (408 words, 2012)
  19. Book Review of Turquoise by Ayshe Talay-Ongan (360 words, 2012) - published in the Newsbite e-newsletter 14/2/2012
  20. Book Review of Born to Run by John M. Green (449 words, 2011) - published in the PIC newsletter Sep 2011
  21. Book Review of Blotch by Monica Lizama (156 words, 2011) - published in the Newsbite e-newsletter 25/7/11
  22. Modernised Phonetic Alphabet (79 words, 2011)
  23. PIs Vs Police Detectives (457 words, 2011)
  24. Losing the Plot (and Re-creating It) (1024 words, 2011)
  25. Book Review: Demichat and the Kent St Mystery by Toni Brisland (161 words, 2011) - published in the Newsbite e-newsletter 18/4/11
  26. Character Building Exercise (792 words, 2010)
  27. Novel Writing 2: Nice Day for a Murder (1073 words, 2010)
  28. Novel Writing 1: Sarah's Adventure (815 words, 2010)
  29. "Oh No, You Can't Do That!" (699 words, 2010)
  30. Where Writers Get Ideas From (343 words, 2010)
  31. Getting Published: Some Statistics (274 words, 2010)
  32. Computer Game Review: Avatar (250 words, 2010)
  33. How Eating a Vegetarian Diet Makes Other People Go Crazy (817 words, 2009)
  34. Doing Dunedoo (626 words, 2009)
  35. Book Review of Sex and the City by Candace Bushnell (323 words, 2009)
  36. Book Review of Shadows in the Ice by Des Hunt (288 words, 2009)
  37. Media Release on Scarlet Stiletto Win (457 words, 2009) - published in Auburn Review and as Top to Tail a Winner in Parramatta Sun
  38. The Future of the Workplace (457 words, 2009)
  39. Renting With Pets (1124 words, 2009)
  40. The Great Flat Hunt (1117 words, 2009)
  41. An Act of Wild Rebellion (500 words, 2009) - published in Writers Connect e-newsletter 2009 and NWG Anthology 2013
  42. Cop Shop Open Day (1166 words, 2009)
  43. Book Review: Shattered by Gabrielle Lord (192 words, 2009) - published in Stiletto #29
  44. 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
  45. A Year as a Journalist (1864 words, 2008)
  46. Flying Free (877 words, 2008) - published in Australian Traveller Feb/Mar 09
  47. Tigers, Teacups and Terror (745 words, 2008) - published on the Pure Travel website 2011
  48. Foxy Crimes (629 words, 2008)
  49. Villawood - Victims or Villains? (1530 words, 2008) - published on Journal of Politics and Culture website 2008
  50. Poetry Receives a Second Life (408 words, 2008) - published in Newswrite Dec 08/Jan 09
  51. Building Fantastic Worlds (607 words, 2008) - published in Newswrite Aug 08 and NZ Author Aug/Sep 08
  52. Dark Lives (1480 words, 2008) - published on AWBR website 20.1
  53. Searching for Nemo on the Great Barrier Reef (767 words, 2008)
  54. Becoming a Shopping Spy (670 words, 2008)
  55. Book Review: The Dark Part of Me by Belinda Burns (198 words, 2008)
  56. Hotel Review: Magnolia Court Boutique Hotel (423 words, 2008)
  57. Gaoled! (908 words, 2008) - published as Gaol Tour Intimidating Experience in Australian Senior Traveller May 08
  58. Hotel Review: Victoria Hall Accomodation (642 words, 2008)
  59. Book Review: Intertwined Lives by Marilyn Holly and Donald Broadribb (467 words, 2008)
  60. A Millionaire in Bucharest (623 words, 2007)
  61. Liala (3122 words, 2007)
  62. Threats and Opportunities (1277 words, 2007)
  63. Humanist Economics (774 words, 2007) - published on Thylazine website 2007
  64. Flight and Asylum (808 words, 2007)
  65. Making Dreams Come True (802 words, 2007) - published in NZ Author Aug/Sep 07
  66. UTS Anthology Launch (999 words, 2007) - published as New Collection a Showcase of Talent in Festival News #3
  67. Inspiring Creativity (724 words, 2007) - published in Festival News #2
  68. Slums of the Future? (589 words, 2007) - published as Future Shock for Apartment Dwellers in Festival News #1
  69. Patrick White's Beautiful Mind (668 words, 2007) - published in Newswrite Feb 08
  70. Sneaking Around (699 words, 2007) - published in NZ Author Dec 07/Jan 08 and UTS writers' ezine 2008
  71. 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
  72. Doggywood (796 words, 2007)
  73. Brian Peters Inquest 2 (600 words, 2007) - published on UTS Reportage website 2007
  74. Brian Peters Inquest 1 (600 words, 2007) - published on UTS Reportage website 2007
  75. How Not to Get to Niagara Falls (984 words, 2007) - published as Let Good Sense be Your Guide in Australian Senior Traveller Oct 07
  76. Pony Wins First Place in Mardi Gras Dog Show (2007) - published on Village Voice website
  77. 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
  78. Auction Numbers Up but Sales Stay Down (2007) - published on Village Voice website
  79. Residents' Anger Grows as Trees are Pruned (2007) - published on Village Voice website and as Pruning Opens Old Wounds in Wentworth Courier
  80. 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
  81. Police Close Kings Cross Hotel After Finding Underage Drinkers (2007) - published on Village Voice website
  82. Police Hunt Down Man Over Double Stabbing in City (2007) - published on Village Voice website
  83. Nuclear Waste Trucked to Botany Bay Under Cover of Dark (2006) - published on Village Voice website
  84. Sales Drop as Hunt Switches From Houses to Presents (2006) - published on Village Voice website
  85. Weekend Auction Sales Sluggish (2006) - published on Village Voice website
  86. Car Slides Into Botany Bay (2006) - published on Village Voice website
  87. Woman Pushed Onto Train Tracks at Circular Quay (2006) - published on Village Voice website
  88. Teenager Arrested After Attack Puts Police Officer in Hospital (2006) - published on Village Voice website
  89. Two Men Attacked With Bottles at Bondi Junction Hotel (2006) - published on Village Voice website
  90. Sneaky Gozzip (2196 words, 2006)
  91. Cracking Open Investigative Journalism (1076 words, 2006)
  92. Sydney Life Photographic Exhibition 2006 (368 words, 2006) - published on UTS Newsday website 2006
  93. Creepy Man (983 words, 2006)
  94. Max Kelly Forum 2006 (787 words, 2006) - published as Historian Says Party is Over for Sydney in Precinct #2 2006
  95. Max Kelly Medal 2006 (406 words, 2006) - published as Award is Music to Emily's Ears in Precinct #2 2006
  96. Standing Up To Centrelink (1010 words, 2006)
  97. Book Review: Blue Smoke by Nora Roberts (448 words, 2006) - published in Stiletto #28
  98. The Harry Potter Phenomenon (881 words, 2006) - published in NZ Author Feb/Mar 08
  99. Speculations (Conflux 3) (1455 words, 2006) - published as Taking Slipstream to the Mainstream in NZ Author Feb/Mar 07
  100. Changes to ASIO Act (3138 words, 2006) - published as ASIO - Protector or Threat to Freedom? in Full Bench #1 2007
  101. Secrets and Murky Truths (1081 words, 2006) - published in Newswrite Oct 06
  102. Katrine Narkiewicz profile (257 words, 2006)
  103. What Makes A Civil Society (Sydney Writers' Festival) (726 words, 2006) - published on Festival News website 2006
  104. Jem Poster at the Sydney Writers' Festival (600 words, 2006) - published as Relationship Thrives in Destruction of Nature in Festival News #4
  105. Andy Borowitz at the Sydney Writers' Festival (700 words, 2006) - published as American Comic Set for a Grouse Time Here in Festival News #3
  106. 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
  107. Book review: Origin in Death by Nora Roberts/JD Robb (422 words, 2006) - published in Stiletto #29
  108. Do Plump People Have Plump Pets? (1225 words, 2006)
  109. A Journey of Discovery (477 words, 2006) - published in Newswrite Jun 06 and Polestar #13
  110. A House in a Week (725 words, 2006)
  111. Habitat for Humanity (789 words, 2006)
  112. Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing (548 words, 2006) - published in Inner Western Courier
  113. An Unwilling Queen of Crime (1161 words, 2006) - published on AWBR webstite 18.1
  114. Book review: Dirty Weekend by Gabrielle Lord (400 words, 2006) - published in Stiletto #27
  115. Movie review: North Country (505 words, 2006)
  116. Back to Basics at the Bay (662 words, 2006)
  117. Cute Crazy Kittens (985 words, 2006)
  118. Movie review: Get Rich or Die Tryin' (296 words, 2006)
  119. Movie review: Ek Ajnabee (333 words, 2005)
  120. African Safari (1129 words, 2005) - published in Australian Senior Traveller Sep 06
  121. Book review: Sympathy Between Humans by Jodi Compton (416 words, 2005) - published in Stiletto #27
  122. Book review: World of Chickens by Nick Earls (439 words, 2005)
  123. The Passion Behind A Writer (Popular Fiction Festival 2005) (791 words, 2005)
  124. Thrills and Chills (Popular Fiction Festival 2005) (800 words, 2005)
  125. 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
  126. The Fascination of Crime Stories (Popular Fiction Festival 2005) (1105 words, 2005)
  127. Book review: The Man Who Understood Cats by Michael Allen Dymmoch (403 words, 2005)
  128. Jonathan Harley at the Sydney Writers' Festival 2005 (524 words, 2005) - published in Newswrite Oct 05
  129. Gabrielle Lord at the Sydney Writers Festival (491 words, 2005)
  130. Research and Writing (914 words, 2005)
  131. 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
  132. Book review: So You Want to Work in Travel and Tourism? by Margaret McAlpine (862 words, 2005) - published in Screen Education #49
  133. Book review: Spiking the Girl by Gabrielle Lord (281 words, 2005) - published in Stiletto #27
  134. Computer Game Review: Grand Theft Auto Vice City (1264 words, 2005) - published in the H2G2 The Post e-newsletter 2005
  135. The Great Chocolate Bar Robbery (513 words, 2005)
  136. Book review: One Man Running by Clive Egleton (514 words, 2005) - published in the H2G2 The Post e-newsletter 2005
  137. How to Colour Your Hair With Henna (348 words, 2004)
  138. Book review: Fetish by Tara Moss (467 words, 2004) - published in the H2G2 The Post e-newsletter 2005
  139. Film review: Bridget Jones 2: The Edge of Reason (253 words, 2004)
  140. An Evening With Chris Isaak (394 words, 2004)
  141. This Is Not An Article (Newcastle youth arts festival, 2004) (950 words, 2004)
  142. Film review: The Bourne Supremacy (509 words, 2004)
  143. Web Communities for Photographers (635 words, 2004) - published in Capture Jan/Feb 05
  144. 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
  145. Organising Your Digital Photos (887 words, 2004) - published in Capture Nov/Dec 04
  146. Writing Compelling Narrative (Byron Bay Writers' Festival 2004) (812 words, 2004) - published in Newswrite Nov 04
  147. Writing for Performance (Byron Bay Writers' Festival 2004) (791 words, 2004) - published in Newswrite Nov 04
  148. How I Didn't Marry Douglas Adams (776 words, 2004)
  149. Aussie Women Whodunnit (Popular Fiction Festival 2004) (1024 words, 2004) - published in Newswrite Sep 04 and Stiletto #26
  150. Making the Impossible Possible (Popular Fiction Festival 2004) (850 words, 2004) - published in Newswrite Sep 04
  151. Book review: Lethal Factor by Gabrielle Lord (215 words, 2004) - published in Stiletto #26
  152. True Crime at the Sydney Writers' Festival 2004 (1386 words, 2004) - published in Newswrite Aug 04 as Criminal Writers Bare All
  153. Bestsellers (1082 words, 2004) - published in Newswrite July 04
  154. Watawieh? (1035 words, 2004)
  155. Forensic Science (1277 words, 2004)
  156. Book Review of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (1149 words, 2004)
  157. Book review: The Killing Hour by Lisa Gardner (417 words, 2003) - published in Stiletto #26
  158. A Modern Hazard (642 words, 2003) - published on UTS Vertigo poster 2006
  159. A Beginner's Postmodern Thoughts on Postmodernism for Beginners (2225 words, 2003)
  160. Wha Place Yourley Es Comen From? (1179 words, 2003)
  161. Norfolk Island Writers' and Readers' Festival 2003 (4300 words, 2003) - published in Newswrite Oct 03 and on H2G2 website 2003
  162. Book review: Better Than This by Stuart Harrison (474 words, 2003) - published on the H2G2 website 2004
  163. 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
  164. Sydney Mardi Gras Parade 2003 (1762 words, 2003)
  165. A Beginner's Guide To Digital Cameras (2508 words, 2003) - published on the H2G2 website 2003 and on the Photozo website 2004
  166. Book Review of In Search of the Sahara by Quentin Crewe (883 words, 2002)
  167. Book review: First Fruits by Penelope Evans (291 words, 2002) - published in Stiletto #24 and on the H2G2 website in 2003
  168. Impressions of Honolulu (1497 words, 2002)
  169. 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
  170. You are the Light of the World (World Youth Day 2002) (744 words, 2002)
  171. Fatal MVA (11,321 words, 2002) - published on the H2G2 website 2005
  172. Short Story Review: The Personal Touch by Chet Williamson (395 words, 2001)
  173. Guide to Good Management (832 words, 1999)
  174. Internet Tutorial (1998) - published on The Chimes website 1998
  175. Multi User Dungeon Communities Report (7339 words, 1995)
  176. Women And Computers (772 words, 1995) - published in Athena
  177. How to Waste Time (168 words, 1994)
  178. C Notes (4 pages, 1993, 1994, 1996)