Business is a Journey not a Destination

Working for yourself is a journey rather than a destination, however, we often reach way points on that journey. I’ve just reached a turning point in my business, and the culmination of a journey that started for me back in Continue reading Business is a Journey not a Destination

The Power of Collaboration

It’s the fifth annual Bristol Festival of Literature from 15th to 24th October 2015, and this year we’ve done things a bit differently. We bought the community together and established an organising committee. We collaborated. By sharing the responsibility, by Continue reading The Power of Collaboration

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 Continue reading 30 Days to First Draft

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 Continue reading 3 Tough Crowdfunding Lessons

The Editing Process: 4 Top Tips

Getting your story out of your head and onto the page is just the start. Next comes the lengthy and sometimes traumatic editing process. In February 2015, I completed the first draft of the first part of my next novel;  Continue reading The Editing Process: 4 Top Tips

On the Trail of Local Art

This weekend was the 13th annual Southbank Bristol Arts art trail in Southville and this year I got involved. The hub of the trail is the Southville Centre and I was fortunate enough to be one of the featured artists Continue reading On the Trail of Local Art

Blog 2.0 – The New Idea-ism

I’ve been blogging for some time now and my blog is finally coming home… I started my ‘Idea-ism’ blog in 2013 as a place to assuage the affliction of ‘Idea-ism’. Idea-ism is what I call the syndrome of having too Continue reading Blog 2.0 – The New Idea-ism