Category Archives for Writing Your Book

The front of our black and white timber frame cottage with all the lower walls missing aargh

What if…?

“What if we made the door?” I said...When life throws you bathroom door quotes for £656, make your own damn door.My husband and I are—well, I’d like to say halfway through renovating our 400-year-old


Why the World Needs Your Book

Photo by Tom Podmore on UnsplashIf you’re considering not writing your book this year, think again. If you’re tempted to put it off for any reason—please think again.The world needs


Habits: Let’s Talk About Running

Let’s talk about running.People think, because I am a trapeze performer and I am slim and have defined muscles, that I am also fit. They think I have good stamina and can do things that fit people


Smooshing the propaganda machine

Protests vs riots. Assertive vs angry.Passionate vs emotional.Confident vs up-herself.Speaks out vs rails against.How much attention do you pay to the language that seeps into your brain every day,


Did you go to finishing school?

When I were a lass, Enid Blyton carried me away from my bedroom with tales of adventure and whimsy.And also tales of schooldays that were so far removed from my own, I could barely imagine what it must


How to Choose a Book Coach

The short, sweet, and comprehensive guide to choosing a book coach who understands how to get your Big Book Idea out of your magical brain and onto paperThis is where the manuscripts lie; not dead…but


Time Travel & Proof that Humans Don’t Change

Around 3,775 years ago in ancient Mesopotamia, a man utters the words, “What do you take me for!” thus demonstrating that humans don’t change.Nanni was angry. So angry, he went to the trouble of


Make the Uncomfortable Comfortable

There are some people who do not have a fear response. In the face of danger, they laugh and run towards it (literally). One of the causes is an unusual genetic disorder called Urbach-Wiethe disease,


Like Wholesome Cocaine for Your Soul

On March 16, 2020, like an unwound clock, I stopped.That’s the day we went into lockdown in the UK. I only expected to stop for a few days — to recover from the whiplash of a global pandemic —


There’s a row on the internet

Last week, there was a row on my Facebook timeline.Well, not so much a row, as a demonstration of white male privilege at its worst.In the face of dozens of women sharing stories and actual facts and

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