Monthly Archives: February 2017


3 Quick Ways to Beat Writer’s Block

When I was writing the Sheridan And Blake books, I often found myself stumbling over writer’s block. Even the most imaginative, creative people can suffer with writer’s block from time to time. If you’re staring at blank pages or you just can’t seem to find inspiration for your next blog […]

Beating writer's block

Blog exposure on a budget

Blog Exposure on a Budget – A Contributed Post

My two favourite marketing activities for exposure are networking and blogging – talking or writing – I just love sharing and communicating stories. In the digital space, your website can be your greatest asset or your greatest liability. Having a blog on your website gives prospective customers an excuse to […]


so much to do so little time elf in business

So Much To Do, So Little Time: Getting Organised

When you work for yourself, one of the toughest challenges is staying organised. There’s no boss breathing down your neck, giving you ‘that look’ and no job description setting out your responsibilities. You must be disciplined to get things done. In my attempts to be organised, I regularly visit Paperchase […]


The Power of Story – A TED Talk Review

Stories have enormous power to change our perceptions. A single story, repeated again and again, can quickly become an ‘Alternative Fact’. When all you hear about a person, a business, a brand, a place, a people, a race, is negative and you continue to hear it repeated across the spectrum […]


Busy Badge of Honour – The Scourge of Busy

Do you wear your busy-ness like a badge of honour? Many years ago, in another life, I was an HR Administrator for a busy manufacturing firm in south Somerset. The factory staff worked shifts but the office staff worked regular office hours. Rather than 9-5, we worked longer hours Monday […]