Why creatives seem complicated, and how to make sense of us

The beliefs about creatives run something like this: Creatives are spontaneous and wild, and led by their passion. Unless they’re not, in which case they’re disciplined and focused, almost monastic in their dedication. They’re sensitive and empathetic. Or possibly...
Then this happened (how not to get a publishing deal)

Then this happened (how not to get a publishing deal)

This was me last Friday. Because this happened. I’ve been working with the book coach and publisher Alison Jones in a book proposal challenge. She spends two weeks with participants on our ideas, structure and presentation for a business book, providing feedback...
The (uncomfortable) joy of incompetence

The (uncomfortable) joy of incompetence

Last night I went to the pub and learned to knit. I’ve never aspired to making woolly things. I recall some kind of sponsored knit when I was in the Brownies, and being faintly horrified to discover that being ‘sponsored by the inch’ meant by the...

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