Category Archives for Writing Your Book

Never has pain felt so exquisite

​I reached up to the bar, lifted my feet up and off, lowered myself to the ground– and did my little happy Snoopy dance.128 days ago, I got off a trapeze with no idea as to when I'd be able to get


Daffodils aren’t supposed to be anxious

​​​"I'm worried about the daffodils!" I blurted.Joe stared at me. "Um. What?""The daffodils!" I wailed.Anxiety is a funny thing. It manifests in bizarre ways. Like a couple of years ago, when I


Choking the onions

​​The onions are choking.They've been choking for 3 weeks now and all I've done is feel guilty as I walk past.Until yesterday morning."I'll just weed the first row," I said to myself. "It'll only

a look of horror

The 67,000 mile-an-hour Book

​Don't have time to write a book? Read on...​We're hurtling around the sun at 67,000 miles per hour. And the Earth is spinning at around 1,000 miles per hour. (Sometimes I spin around my office at


Beaker is in da houzzzzzzzzzz

Beaker is in da houuuuuuuzzzzzzIt's happened.He's cracked.Well, actually, I cracked after being badgered for more than a week.Joe has almost totally morphed into Beaker from the Muppets with the addition

Small boy with ice cream all over his face

How Gluttony Could Derail Your Book

Image credit: Ross Sokolovski​Watch the video here: Listen to the podcast here:Gluttonous writing makes miserable reading...It was a little like something from a horror movie: in the silence among


How to Write About Yourself (Without Sounding Like a Canoe)

"Aargh! I hate writing my about page!" Yep, we all do, toots. We all find it tough. How do you strike that careful balance between "hilarious, kind, and helpful" and "obnoxious douchecanoe"?


15 Reasons to Write a Book

Listen to the podcast here:Watch the video here: Make 2020 the year you write your book…Ever thought about writing a book but never quite got started? You’re not alone.Here are 15 reasons


Atomic Habits: My Book of the Year in 2019

Want to know how I've gone from a chaotic cranefly who couldn't get out of bed to a 6 am person who writes every day and sometimes eats like a healthy adult?It was a book what did it.Yep: I'm about to


New year new…?

Within the haze of end-of-year parties and admist the overindulgence of the festive feasting period glows an ember.​The glimmer of an idea.The hope that perhaps this year will be different.Maybe this

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