Doing vs Being

Doing vs Being

Paulo Coelho tells the story of the fisherman and the businessman, which highlights the difference between being and doing. The fisherman is being himself, happily following his own path. The businessman is always doing, needing more and more to feel successful before...
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;...