Happy First Birthday Not My Story …

I am so grateful that more than 3 years ago I “came out” and started blogging in order to prepare myself for when My Book Not My Story would finally be out in the world. And it did come out, in October 2014. One whole year ago. Happy birthday Book! What I find so fascinating …

Three steps to free you from your inbox chains.

Hands up if you are constantly overwhelmed by emails. Right, that looks like pretty much everyone. I want to share with you something that I learned over a year ago and it really has changed my life. I finish every day with an empty inbox. Or at the most, 5 emails. It has completely changed …

Generosity of Writers, and Mothers

I am delighted to be able to share my latest interview for the Fabulous Women series – the lovely Dawn Barker. I well remember when her first book Fractured came out; as it dealt with severe post natal depression I was already interested; and the fact that she is a Psychiatrist intrigued me enormously. Her …

Stories from the Artist’s Way

If you want to write, write. Virginia Woolf It’s been one whole month of Morning Pages. At the risk of boring those who are already doing it, the Morning Pages is a keystone undertaking of the Artist who undertakes to be part of the 12 Week Artist’s Way program. It’s really, really simple. You get …

The Morning Pages

I thought I would absolutely hate it. The Morning Pages; three pages of long-hand every morning. But I was willing to give it a go, especially if it meant that I could justify a trip to Officeworks for some stationery. My previous experience of writing a daily journal, which I did for recovery purposes every …

Happy National Book Lovers’ Day!

Happy National Writers’ Day! OK, so that is National as in America, and technically it was 9th August which is now yesterday in Australian time, but who needs an excuse to have a picture of Jane Austen heading the blog? Not me, clearly. I am excited to celebrate this day, whenever it really is, by …

Five signs it’s Time to Change

So… change is definitely on my mind at the moment. It got me to thinking. Are there some useful signs to pay attention to, if you think you need to change direction? The short answer is yes, there is. Here are five for you to think about… 1. You’re offering something, but people are asking …

What would you do if you knew you could not fail?

After last blog I have been lucky enough to enjoy a week’s break in Cambodia, away from the rain and cold of my home town, away from my day to day life, to spend some vital time reflecting. As well as dealing with an absence of balance in my life around my priorities, I have …