The vital thing you must do before you plan your book

You might think that planning your book is what you need to do before you start writing.     You might even have several book plans, scribbled out on pieces of scrap paper, or in notebooks (having a notebook makes

The Only 4 Book Templates You’ll Ever Need!!

Oh hello there! Happy 2017 and all that… I hope you’ve had a lovely start to the year.     I’m just SO EXCITED to tell you that finally, finally … FINALLY the product that I’ve been hinting at for

What to do when it all goes wrong

  Hi lovely writer,   This whole year, I’ve had one phrase guiding me and it’s made a huge difference in my ability to cope with life.   In a year where globally we’ve lost so many cultural icons, witnessed

Get focused to write better + slay your word count

I’m wading through the wordy seas at the moment. Wonderful clients are writing up a storm, we’re checking in regularly, and some editing requests that I just couldn’t refuse because the books are interesting and fun are competing for my

Accountability: not as official or boring as you’d think

For those who want to know, I’m reporting back about Himself’s progress on his book. My intervention went pretty much as scripted, and if you missed that post, you can read back over it here. At the end, Himself was

How to get back on the (writing) horse if you’ve stopped

You know how I was telling you that Himself had gotten all unstuck and was a writing dynamo? (In case you’re not up to speed, read the start of his book writing saga in this first instalment.) Where we left

Your MTR (and what this actually is)

I think we’ve all been there: The paralysis that can happen when you sit to write, or think about writing, and suddenly you think of them. All of the people who have ever made fun of you, criticized you, made

What is planning, anyway? (you know, for your book)

This is an excerpt from an eBook I’m writing at present, that you’ll be able to download for FREE pretty soon. If you’re short on time and just want me to give you a nudge when the eBook’s available, pop

Your plan = your power

This is an excerpt from an eBook I’m writing at present, that you’ll be able to download for FREE pretty soon. (And I’m just going to say that it’s taking a LOT of restraint to be this low-key about it.

On knitting and urgency

It’s been a while. How are you all? I hope your celebrations and New Year have been beautiful, filled with the things you love. Possibly even with a tiny bit of time squeezed in somewhere for writing! For my part:

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