10 Reasons Why a Cup of Coffee is Better for You than Kafkaesque Torture

One of the most pervasive pieces of advice in articles on how to be "successful" is to put aside hobbies in favour of extra graft on your job or a side-hustle. However, I've noticed another similar suggestion cropping up that suggests "success" listicles might be more sinister than a simple misunderstanding that money is a … Continue reading 10 Reasons Why a Cup of Coffee is Better for You than Kafkaesque Torture

Reviewing The 2017 NaNoWriMo Writing Tools Bundle

I've been sent a free copy of Kevin J Anderson's 2017 NaNoWriMo Writing Tools Bundle with a request that I share my honest opinion of a few of the titles. Apart from the guide to Vellum (I already have a good eformating program and don't have a Mac) they all seem worth a read. However, … Continue reading Reviewing The 2017 NaNoWriMo Writing Tools Bundle

One Habit of People With One Perspective

As a self-employed author-publisher, I spend an amount of time researching improvements to my processes; and I receive - directly or to groups I'm part of - recommendations for articles and methods that have boosted the greatest entrepreneurs to uber-mega-greatness. And some of the advice I find is very useful. But some of it misses … Continue reading One Habit of People With One Perspective

Is the Change as Good as the Rest?

I have thought recently that word-counts - while very satisfying to meet - can cause more issues than benefits. With Camp NaNoWriMo half way through I have encountered several people who are struggling to keep up with a self-imposed word count. They have written more than casually for a while, possibly even daily, and have … Continue reading Is the Change as Good as the Rest?

Bathing In The After-Glower

Everyone who has submitted an essay, written a presentation, or undertaken any creative act is familiar with the feeling of failure that can come after it has left our control: a feeling of having missed out a key point, used graceless language, or forged dross. With many people having just attempted the project of writing … Continue reading Bathing In The After-Glower