Blogs on Authorship

Blogs on Taboo Conversations

Resolving Unfinished Chapters

our life is made up of so many stories. We all have stories to share - and some of brilliant, mystical, dramatic, sad, happy, and weird.   There are the coincidences, the synchronicity, the unusual moments in time, the pregnant pauses in our journeys  and all of these...

Typewriters and Creativity

Last week I brought an old Remington Typewriter - it's gorgeous - circa 1920s, and clearly once used in banking so probably not one that was ever used by a legendary novelist!  But I started thinking about typewriters and creativity.  I wondered if there was...

The Concept of Guru-dom

The concept of Guru-dom is not about what we call ourselves but how we do what we do when we share wisdom, expertise, and stories that help others.  I've resisted the word Guru for years.  I don't personally think of myself in that way and the very few...

Inspiration to Write a Good Story

Ok I admit it - I'm insatiably curious about all kinds of things that are ooky and spooky, and a little bit weird.   But - I'm still a regular normal everyday kinda person who most people think when they meet me, that I'm far too 'regular' to be 'into all that stuff'....

Inspiring Change In Your World

While reviewing a lot of Facebook posts lately, I have been interested in noting that the world is definitely changing. From one where people are fairly relaxed about important things in life, to where opinions are rife, videos common to portray things that are either...

New Year, New Scripts

New Year's Eve was spent with friends around a laden table, with much conversation, laughter, and love.   It was a happy time, and marked the end of an extraordinary year of transformation for me.  New Year, New Scripts was the topmost thought for me on New Year's...

Builders and their Houses

Ok my hand is up - I'm guilty as charged.  Just like plumbers with leaky taps and builders with doors that stick, I'm guilty of not doing my own work first.  And that's a big deal for me, because I constantly hear myself guide other writers to commit to writing at...

Can You Write a Book in Only 48 Hours?

I've recently been hearing about publishing coaches who offer to help people write a book in only 48 hours.   Intrigued I looked into this further and am surprised to find this really is a trend. However, having written, published, co-authored, and developed dozens of...

The Value of a Good Author Amazon Ranking

The Value of a Good Amazon Ranking Did you know that every time you read a good book, and DON'T put a review on the author's page on Amazon, an author fairy dies?  Ok, so maybe that's a little Peter Pan-ish, but you get the picture right?  This is about encouraging...

The London Book Fair Means…

Exciting news for me, which means EXTRA options for you. I was talking with my publishers at Panoma Press the other day, and was told my book will feature at the London Book Fair for the entire three busy days - this means that although they have hundreds of books to...

Launching to Coincide with a Global Event

One of the things I loved about working with Panoma Press was that they thought about publishing with a marketing mindset.  They could see the value in having my book launch to coincide with International Women's Day on 8th March.   The link? Margaret - the character...

The Indie Experts Podcast

Time to speak up for Women!

Time to speak up for Women!

The most audacious of taboo conversations - time to tackle what's a really big deal evolving through our political and social arena before it's too late. Ok, I know, I've been quiet for a while. Most unlike me, I know. But the thing is, when I look back on the last 12...

Anytime Conversations, Anywhere…

Anytime Conversations, Anywhere…

I was loving the people watching experiences of traveling on the London Underground last night.  My first time back in this city for a few years, and nothing much had changed aside from the prevalence of smart phones being such a big distraction.  There were...

Touching on Taboo Topics

Touching on Taboo Topics

Over the last few days, we've seen a lot of interesting things happen around the world. And it got me thinking about a book I read a few years ago, that yesterday, in light of all that's going on with border closures, transport cancellations, and toilet paper panics,...

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