nadine at home kids.jpg


I'm Nadine. Thanks for stopping by. The floors are creaky, the kids are loud, but the door's always open and the coffee's always on.

Make yourself at home.

Writing from Home: Journalism 101

I didn't go to journalism school.

It's no secret. Every résumé I send out lists my educational background: BA in Drama, Postgraduate diploma in TV Writing and Producing.

Still, my career appears to have a mind of its own.

(Name that movie: "It's this brain of mine, it's always makin' mistakes…It's got a mind of its own.")

So instead of dolling up for the Emmys, I'm typing away most days of the week, double-checking sources, pitching ideas to editors and spewing words at a rate I never thought I'd be able to handle.

And now I'm booking interviews, eager to chat with politicians and public figures who I fear will see right through me.

"What kind of question was THAT? You didn't go to journalism school, did you?"

Nope. I didn't go to journalism school.

But I'm a journalist.

It just feels a little weird to admit it.

Louis the Fish