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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…
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...
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...
Divinity and Beyond – Our Top Takeaways from Unlocking Big Magic
And now we reach our conclusion. If you haven’t watched any of the previous Unlocking Big Magic episodes this is a great episode to watch because we recap our three most important takeaways from the book. I talk about my favourite sentence - Fear is a desolate...
Liberate Your Creativity
We’ve reached the penultimate episode of our Unlocking Big Magic conversations. This episode is based on the Trust chapter but I would like to rename it as the “lighten the load chapter” – or “the liberation episode” Why do I say that? Because it covers topics such...
Unlocking Big Magic – Persistence and Perfection
We are now at my favourite chapter of Big Magic – Persistence. I found it hugely profound because it touches on all the issues and challenges I have, combining a day job with a writing life. It talks about time, energy and the attitude we need to have when going about...
Do You Need Permission To Be Creative?
If you are always making excuses as to why you can’t, or shouldn’t, get on with your creative practice then the Permission chapter of Big Magic is for you. It’s packed with stories and information that will dismantle each of your excuses and leave you free to get on...