Sure, you may have taken up macramé or taxidermy while in lockdown, but I’m guessing your enthusiasm has waned due to the sheer emotional toll that 2020 has taken. Now that 2021 is here, it’s time to get your creative mojo rocking again. Let’s get started! Don’t overthink stuff. “Thinking is the enemy of creativity. … Continue reading 7 Ways to get your creative mojo back in 2021
People often say that because I do so much stuff I can’t possibly doubt myself. Yes, I can write books, I can pitch to publishers, I can spend an entire day talking to over 200 school kids, I can sit on stage and be interviewed at writer’s festivals, I’m not afraid to enter my photography … Continue reading What to do when self-doubt creeps in like a stray cat to ransack the biscuits..
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This is me at 3 and bit.. I was a curious kid, always asking questions and exploring. Mum said I was a hugger too, always going round hugging people. I daydreamed, made up stories and played with my dinky cars. I also wanted to be loved. To show love and to be loved. Simple … Continue reading How to stop abusing your inner child
Yeah we all have fears, and we hang them around our neck like we're some gangster rapper. For me, I’ve got a fear of stepping on crustaceans and half empty swimming pools which I used tell anyone who would listen. However now I’ve come to realise I don’t need to keep brandishing those fears … Continue reading What fears are holding you back?
Speak kindly and with compassion. Speak less. Be less busy. Include more stillness and activities that fill your heart with joy. Make and create art/beautiful things that help people feel connected to beauty. For beauty is deep in the soul. Beauty of nature, beauty of a story, beauty of art… Write to connect, to express … Continue reading A way to live