13 Reasons Why Failure Is A Good Thing

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...

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The Empowering Voice of Female Writers

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...

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When Real Life Became Fiction

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...

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Your Language Will Tell You If It’s Resistance Or Wisdom

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....

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Interview on A Sample Chapter Podcast

Interview on A Sample Chapter Podcast

Would you like to hear me read the first chapter of Tales of the Countess? In this podcast I chat with host Jason Meuschkle about the ethos behind Gentle Creative, my writing habit and then I read the first chapter of the book. You can listen to the interview on...

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Would You Still Do It If Failure Were Guaranteed?

Would You Still Do It If Failure Were Guaranteed?

When I was a life-coach a common question I used to ask was — “What would you do if it was guaranteed that you couldn’t fail?” This is a freeing question which allows people to brainstorm possibilities without having to commit themselves to potentially difficult...

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