Being Productive

Being Productive

Every writer has a favourite writing process stage. Mine is discovering where my ideas go. But that’s only one part of the process. Once the ideas are on the page, it needs editing to refine the words into the book they’ll become. This is where my struggle starts....
Are You Playing Small?

Are You Playing Small?

I was recently speaking to a lady who writes every day and is working on her third book. She’s even gone to the trouble of organising beta readers for each one. That’s great, right? Yes, and no. This lady is playing small by staying hidden. Yes, she’s written the...
The New Creativity Killer

The New Creativity Killer

What do you think is the single most destructive thing for creativity? Procrastination? Obstacles? Distractions? The imposter syndrome? A lack of time, knowledge, or skill? I wrote an earlier post about this, but have since discovered something even more damaging;...
There Is Meaning In The Ordinary

There Is Meaning In The Ordinary

I’ve been listening to Brene Brown’s audiobook The Power of Vulnerability. In it, she talks about how, in today’s society, no one strives to be ordinary; we all want to be extraordinary. How does that affect us as authors? It might be why you haven’t written your...
The Power of Being Feminine

The Power of Being Feminine

I’ve recently been doing a lot of work on myself to become more feminine. It’s something I struggle with. We’re told femininity is about being submissive and stepping back to let men and masculine energy lead. How can I have a writing business if I...
The Power of No

The Power of No

Everyone is busy and has the same 24 hours in a day. So, why then, do some people make better use of their time than others? They understand how to say no. Every yes either moves you towards your goals and desired lifestyle or takes you away from it. You can’t...
Find Your Core Message

Find Your Core Message

“Theme will not be a universal meaning for all things, but a smaller truth pertaining to the proper way of dealing with a particular situation” – Phillips and Huntley If you’re struggling to find an idea for your book, the core message is another approach you can use...