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

Vary hairy

Having been through chemo twice, I think it’s best to embrace bald and put your personality front and centre. One of chemotherapy’s most well known side effects is hair loss, but the extent and randomness of the loss is not so well known as it differs from person to person. We form a clique for whom random depilation is the new … More Vary hairy

Adults only

We’re adults. We’re clever, y’know. We’re big an’ grown up an’ we know… y’know. Stuff. Our opinions matter, and we expect our friends to listen to them and share theirs. Weirdly, this doesn’t happen so much online or, increasingly, in the media. We’re totes sosh… We are innately social creatures. In Maslow’s Heirarchy of Human Needs, … More Adults only

chit chat yakety yak

Chit-chat yakety-yak, blah-de-blah this ‘n’ that. Ooh-ah, yah-de-dah, jibber jabber har-de-har. Shut. Up! Serious? Truly? Hoolie doolie, you totes rulie. Shucks, thanks. No more ubermich. Tell me, what makes you so swish? Me? Ooh, where do I begin? I anthropomorphise everything. I dig gardening (and I love puns). There’s more to say, yep, there’s tonnes. No, … More chit chat yakety yak