Monthly Archives: May 2018


4 Steps to Start a Healthy Writing Habit

via GIPHY Writing is hard… Is it? Anything is hard if you’re not used to it. Getting used to something is all about making it into a habit. We all have 24 hours in a day and it’s up to us to decide how we use that time. When you […]

Develop healthy writing habits to start blogging

Waiting for your first paid writing assignment

Waiting To Land Your First Paid Gig – A Guest Post

As I pass the milestone of my third year in business this month, this guest post is a timely reminder of the early days of trying to get paid from your business. In the past three years, I’ve learned it will always be up and down when you are freelancing. […]


Embrace The Story Instinct

Story Time… Walking along my local high street, I was held up behind a woman, holding the hand of a little girl. A girl of perhaps 3 or 4 (it was a school day, so I’m assuming she was pre-school age). It’s a narrow stretch of pavement, and it was […]

Embrace your story instincts and write better blogs

Why you don't need to worry about unsubscribes after GDPR

Why Unsubscribes Don’t Worry Me

Do you worry when you get unsubscribes from your newsletter? On 25th May 2018, new legislation comes into force ensuring that businesses behave responsibly with people’s data. One aspect of the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) regs switches the emphasis so subscribers must agree to be on a mailing list […]


Fresh Productivity Tips – A Guest Blog

I’m always open to hosting other writers on this blog. My submission guidelines are simple: Read about what makes a good pitch HERE. I ask $30/£20 (Via PayPal) for a ‘DoFollow’ link and to cover the cost of my time. Guest contributors, on the other hand, I consider on a […]

Productivity tips for business

Why and how to create online workshops

Why Online Workshops?

You never really just write a blog once. As soon as your words are online and in the public domain you can use them to grow your business. I’ve written previously about how to repurpose and recycle your blog content, both online and in the real world. When I started […]


It’s So In-Tense!

How does the tense you use change your writing? As a wordsmith, I find language a fascinating subject. If I had a super power, I’d want to speak every language. I happen to have been born in the UK (Wales, in fact), to English parents, so I was raised speaking […]


What's your learning style?

What’s Your Learning Style?

We all experience the world in different ways, learning as we go. Are you a hugger? Or shy away from physical contact? Do you read books? Or haven’t you read a book since school? Is your perfect relaxation watching a movie, or do you prefer listening to music? We all […]


How Controversial Should My Blogs Be?

Very few of us set out to deliberately upset others. When we do so unintentionally it can be mortifying. But what about being deliberately contrary or controversial? Where are the limits?   Find Your Limit Telling someone where to establish their own boundaries and how controversial to be is a […]