Storytelling for Business


What Shall I Be When I Grow Up?

I remember something my dad said to me when I was a teenager thinking about which courses to pick, which direction to take… he said, “I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up.” That flippant remark has always stuck with me. It’s a tough question, […]

What shall I be when I grow up? Treasure map

magic wand revive old writing

Breathe New Life into Old Writing

(This is a super short, quick tips post that will take less than 5 minutes to read) I’ve been blogging for a few years now, one of the things I love about it is that gradual build-up of great value I can share. Some of my most popular workshops sprung […]


Birds Must Sing… Why Everything You Write Matters!

We live in the middle of a row of 1930’s terraces in Bristol, UK. The houses are old railway, docker’s and miner’s houses from the mid-century industrialism of Bristol. They were lucky enough to escape being flattened in the Blitz. There’s a patch of waste ground from the alley along […]

flock of birds

Discover your expertise

How to Discover Your Expertise – A Guest Post

  It’s always a privilege to host fellow entrepreneurs as guests on the blog and share their expertise. When they have been long-time business buddies too, that’s an extra bonus. Linda Davies-Carr’s drive, determination and passion are impressive. As The Master Fixer, she’s helped plenty of businesses to achieve their […]


Why I Wanted to Self Publish (& You Could Too)

I responded to a comment on a fellow writer friend’s Facebook post a while back in which someone said, “You’d have to be desperate to self publish with Amazon“. I couldn’t resist the urge to challenge them on their assumptions about self-publishing…     I’ve published 3 fiction novels and […]

8 reasons why I chose to self publish my books

pearls of wisdom passion project

Passion Projects #8: Pearls of Wisdom with Jan Para

    Retiring quietly and retreating into the shadows was never going to be an option for the next passion-driven entrepreneur I’m featuring in the Passion Project series. When Jan Para started The Rocks Collection,┬áit was a way to see more of the world with her new found freedom from […]


Where Do I Write My Blog? (A to Z of Blogging)

    Entrepreneurs dipping their toes into the murky waters of blogging for the first time often ask me, “Where do I write a blog?”. Keeping up with the latest platforms and technology can be overwhelming and off-putting for those new to blogging to support their business. Do I blog […]

Which platform do I use to write my blog

Taking a retreat to change persoectives

A Little Adventure Into Shifting Perspectives

    A convex mirror as a lens into the past.     The tiny yellow sports cars, speeding its passengers into the future. A cow-hide rug, gentle beneath my toes, a spiral of grey twisting around a central eye – like the view of a hurricane from space. And […]


What makes your business unique

You Are Unique (A to Z of Blogging)

  I’ve always had a problem with that business cliche, USP (Unique Selling Point). It creates this illusion that every business needs to have ‘a thing’, some sort of ‘novelty’ or ‘quirk’ that makes them ‘different’. It’s one of the hardest questions to answer because what actually makes you unique […]