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...
We are all making glue

We are all making glue

Leonardo da Vinci’s notebooks were filled with drawings; ideas for flight, optics, weird engineering solutions. Extraordinarily prescient, yet most things came to nothing in his lifetime. They were just ideas. The other ideas that needed to go with them didn’t yet...
This is your creative brain – and mine

This is your creative brain – and mine

This is you. This is us. You have a hundred ideas in the shower. You continually see new ways of doing things, presenting ideas, making things  better, changing the world. Your mind races and sings, always joining the dots that other people don’t see. You notice...
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...
Already 2018?? But why it’s not a #fail

Already 2018?? But why it’s not a #fail

I had such good intentions! 2018 would start with time to reflect, and write joyfully and positively here each week! So, ahem, here we are at 23 January, already, and I’m writing here for the first time. (Happy new year! I hope you had a joyous season, but if you...

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