Photo: 'Ruby and the Sea'. We start life with an ocean of possibilities before us. With a curious mind and an open heart we set out on our journey. Exploring, discovering, getting lost, wandering, experiencing, finding. Then slowly over time something happens. The great ocean of possibility starts to scare us. And we stop exploring, discovering, wandering, … Continue reading You…. verses an ocean of possibilities
I was invited to be part of a podcast for a good friend and we were talking about having the courage to follow your own path and how that relates to finding your creative mojo. I attempted (quite badly as I forgot the last point Doh!) to quote something I heard social analyst Daniel Pink … Continue reading Are you missing these 3 things in your job (and your life)?
You may have seen the cover of Find Your Creative Mojo in bookshops, library shelves or around on social media, but the distinctive red cover didn't start out that way. I'm going to take you behind the messy, yet interesting scenes of how a book cover comes about. I’ll go right back to my early … Continue reading What really goes on behind the scenes to make a book cover
Back in 2001, this used to be called 'Fuel Bar'. After only a year of messing around with abstract painting techniques, I held an exhibition there as part of the Art Rage Fringe Festival. The festival was asking for submissions from new and experimental artists and I thought 'stuff it' and sent them some photos … Continue reading Find Your Own Lane
At the top of the stairs is unit No. 6, 600 William Street Perth. I was 25 and it’s the little one-bedroom apartment where I called home back in 1999 On a whim, I bought a typewriter at one those boxing day sales, one that had a screen so small it only showed one line … Continue reading It all started from a cheap typewriter
Is the life of an author like what you see on the movies and read about in celebrity magazines? What really goes on behind the scenes of a book tour and how much does a small (aspiring to be big) time author really make? I’m going to take you behind the scenes of my recent … Continue reading What really happens on a book tour.
This is the chair I sit in and stare off into space. I put on some ambient chill music, sit back and let my mind shift down a gear and meander slowly, taking the scenic route through my imagination. I could be ‘out’ for 5 minutes or thirty minutes. I get an instinctual urge to … Continue reading Why staring out the window is good for mental health and productivity