Yearly Archives: 2015


30 Days to First Draft

Why wait for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month)? There’s no rule that says the only time you can try to write a novel in a month must be November. I knew that August would be a fairly quiet month for me and I really want to get the last book […]


The Dos and Don’ts of Social Content

Social Media has evolved from a way to chat on line to an integral part of the marketing and communications process for businesses. A common issue that my clients raise with me is not so much; why and how Social Media can benefit their business, but what they should be […]


Team Work is Dream Work

It gives me great pleasure to share another guest post with you this week. Crime fiction writer, Helen, alias; AA Abbott. Her post really resonates with me and I hope it inspires you too. As a business coach and an independent writer, I agree that one of the keys to […]


Help Bring Literature to Life in Bristol

From October 15th to 24th 2015 is the fifth Bristol Festival of Literature. This year I’m on the organising committee. This citywide community festival is run entirety by volunteers and we receive no funding for it, but putting on an event of this magnitude costs money. This year the festival […]


No excuses… just write!

I have always had a side business while working and only now am I fully self employed and dependent on my own entrepreneurship to make a living. It’s both a scary and exciting time. In the space of a few moment I swing from; “This is fantastic, I love working […]


3 Tough Crowdfunding Lessons

I’m proud to host another guest post this week from a friend of mine and fellow organiser of Bristol Festival of Literature, Richard Jones. Richard  is one of the founders of the radical independent publisher Tangent Books, in Bristol. He’s currently in the midst of a crowdfund to reprint ‘Catacombs […]


Blogging for Beginners: 10 Top Tips

  Blogging is one of the simplest and immediate ways to demonstrate your style, expertise and share knowledge. Bloggers never run out of things to say on Social Media. There are different ways you can venture into the world of blogging; you could use an online blogging platform such as […]


4 Ways to Get More Twitter Chatter – A Guest Post

It gives me great pleasure to welcome back the very talented teenaged entrepreneur Marc Guberti. Marc wrote a guest post for Idea’ism in November 2014 on top tips to make better use of your time. You can read it here here: http://bit.ly/MGuberti_TimeMngmt Marc is a prolific writer and is highly […]