The Mastocrastinator

I’m a daydreamer from way back. Actually, I don’t remember a day when I haven’t gone off with the fairies and come back with an idea, a problem solved, or a realisation made. My most memorable recollections of school for example, include seemingly inane snippets of school life – like the way grass never grew … More The Mastocrastinator

The count hunt

I’ve hit a road block, but I’m not blocked – I don’t have writer’s block, I have a process block. My process, that is my daily practice – my commitment to write 500 words a day – has tripped me up. I’m falling all over myself to write words, but I’m not painting a picture. Instead of losing … More The count hunt

5 tips to keep fear of failure in check

I’ve come a long way from the decision to become a published author to establishing the discipline to achieve that goal. I’ve found the insecurity of it all insanely fascinating, but entirely familiar, I’m afraid. My mind has developed multiple personalities – the angel and the devil called in for back ups and my head’s become … More 5 tips to keep fear of failure in check

Design is no one’s bitch

We must sell this widget quick: fetch the graphic designer! A brand concept so damned shmick… we crave nothing less than stellar! Tell me, who is your target, and the problem you must solve? Your USP and budget? Share your strategy and goals. Here’s some copy and photos, and the company Style Guide. Do your thing; make it pretty. You’re the expert. You decide. Yes, that’s why you’re inviting … More Design is no one’s bitch

YaYo NaNoWriMo

One novel, in 30 days. 50,000 words. National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is an international event that sees thousands of ‘WriMos’ attempting to write a novel before midnight, November 30. That’s 1,667 words a day. That’s a lot (**nervous wee**) and not so straightforward, particularly when you have to squeeze those words in-between work, kids, partner, friends, sleep and … More YaYo NaNoWriMo