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How To Deal With Other People’s Expectations Of Your Writing
Would You Like An Extra Month Of Writing Time?
Are You Tortured Because You’re A Really Slow Writer
Should You Stop Writing Because You’re A Bit Too Weird?
Want An Escape Route From Your Day Job? Your Book Won’t Provide That
Want An Easy And Realistic Way To Achieve What’s Important To You?
The Only Way To Beat Resistance Is To Do The Work
Why It’s Hard To Write, Even If You Really Want To
Writing a Novel Is Like Doing An Archaeological Dig
Do You Want To Smash Your Time Management?
Don’t Shy Away From Tricky Topics
How To Be Content With Your Writing Pace
Do You Need To Lower Your Writing Expectations?
Would You Really Write More If You Didn’t Have A Job?
Is 2022 The Year You Write That Book?
Here are all the older blogs. Happy reading…
Ever Had Writer’s Block?
Then I'd like to talk to you please. I’m fascinated by writers who don’t write. You know, they’re suffering from some kind of writer’s block. I’m wondering whether I could create a course or coaching product that would help them. But before I can do that, I need to...
My Favourite Books – Off The Shelf Podcast interview
Are you curious about my favourite novel, or favourite childhood book or the best book I've ever been given? Then check out this podcast interview with the lovely Phoebe from Pause Books. We also talk about writing with a day job, making handbags come to life and...
13 Reasons Why Failure Is A Good Thing
Failure hurts. But if we are to have any chance of achieving our goals or deeply-held desires, we must be open to it. Here are 13 reasons why failure doesn’t have to be a bad thing. It allows us to learn.It is better to try and fail (and learn) then never give it a...
The Empowering Voice of Female Writers
Cali was delighted to be included in the Cool Conversations with Creatives panel on the Read My Lips radio show on the Voice America network. She talks about how her writing process is a hybrid of plotting and pantsing, and what drives her to write. The show also has...
When Real Life Became Fiction
In this interview on the Arm Cast podcast I talk about the real life inspiration behind Tales of the Countess Why I started calling myself the Countess of Kennington Why the handbags have rather naughty names And why, in my head, they have always talked! Enjoy! You...
Your Language Will Tell You If It’s Resistance Or Wisdom
Have you ever caught yourself thinking “I must be f**king crazy to do this”? It might be writing a book or starting a business or embarking on a few months of travel. You want to do it. You’ve planned towards it for a long time. You are inexplicably driven to do this....