The voice in my head

Hello everyone. It’s been a while. I just checked my blog and discovered that my last post was back in January 2019! Wow. A lot has happened in the past year. There were epiphanies and transformations and deep, deep exhaustion (these things are not unrelated!). I will explain everything soon, but before I do, I… Continue reading The voice in my head


The adventure that led to selling greetings cards

I'm going to start the New Year off with some exciting news about my greetings cards. As usual, there's a story behind this which involves my gut instinct taking me to unexpected places... Last year I was thinking about spending a small fortune on a 3-month online course which would 'help my career'. But then… Continue reading The adventure that led to selling greetings cards


A sign that I should keep writing?

In my last post I said I would share some of the things that have helped me start writing again after a 12-month break, but first I really need to tell you about something that happened on my birthday. Do you remember my blog post from 2016; 'A famous novel that almost didn't get written'?… Continue reading A sign that I should keep writing?


Why I stopped writing for 12 months

I was listening to one of Michael Neill's podcasts a few weeks ago - The Hercule Poriot Guide To Transformative Coaching - and he said something which I've been pondering ever since. He said that one day he was watching a colleague, George Pransky, coach a man who had writer's block. The writer said, "I just… Continue reading Why I stopped writing for 12 months


My favourite quotes on writing and life

I collect quotes. For me, they are a source of magic, power and inspiration. I firmly believe that the right quote, at the right time, can change the course of your life. (Or, at the very least, help you stay the course with extra focus, determination and fire in your belly.) Here are some of my all-time… Continue reading My favourite quotes on writing and life


INTERVIEW: Julian Ranger ~ Entrepreneur

Location:   Farnham, Surrey Date of birth:   1963 Qualifications:   BSc (Hons) Aeronautical Engineering, Chartered Engineer Website: Twitter:  @rangerj By the time Julian Ranger was 6 years old, he had three big dreams: 1. Work in aviation 2. Go round the world 3. Go into space To have such clearly defined goals at such a… Continue reading INTERVIEW: Julian Ranger ~ Entrepreneur


INTERVIEW: Christine Hurst ~ Children’s Writer

Location: Auckland, New Zealand Date of birth: 1965 Websites:   More than 80% of us say we want to write a book, but less than 1% actually do. And of this 1%, a scarily minute amount are actually published (the figures are so small, it’s best not to think about it). Christine is a rare creature: she… Continue reading INTERVIEW: Christine Hurst ~ Children’s Writer


INTERVIEW: Marianne Windham ~ Jazz Musician

[If you can't see/play the sound clip above, try clicking on this link] Location:  Guildford, Surrey Date of birth:  1963 Qualifications:  BSc (Hons) Physics Website: Marianne Windham was a director of a thriving software consultancy. She loved her job. Yet two and a half years ago she walked into work and handed her notice in. Why?… Continue reading INTERVIEW: Marianne Windham ~ Jazz Musician


INTERVIEW: Eli Trier ~ Writer, Artist, Coach

Location:  Copenhagen, Denmark Date of birth:  1981 Qualifications:  Degree in Literature & Art History Website: One day Eli Trier had a brilliant idea. Suffering with depression, she had started writing down all the things she was grateful for in her life in the hope that it would lift her spirits. But she wanted to do… Continue reading INTERVIEW: Eli Trier ~ Writer, Artist, Coach


INTERVIEW: Vanessa Curtis ~ Children’s Author

I've been thinking... it's about time I refreshed my blog and combined it with my author website. In preparation for the big move (I typed "bog move" just then, I hope it's not a bad sign), I need to move a few things around. Over the next week, I'll be posting five inspirational interviews I… Continue reading INTERVIEW: Vanessa Curtis ~ Children’s Author