Last year I was invited to warble about my career at my old home-away-from-home, Birmingham University. The talk was called ‘Being a Cosmo Columnist and other stories’ and was about how I started in journalism, how I got the writing gigs I did and how I got my book deal.

The good people who organised the shindig recorded the whole 45 minutes which you can watch below. They also did a separate (short) interview about my English degree.

That the majority of my talk was waffley nonsense will be obvious within the first 30 seconds, but hopefully there were some helpful nuggets in there. Please feel free to have a watch and bear in mind that talking about yourself is always hard. I am much more eloquent when talking about other people and other things, I promise*.

*no guarantees

 

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