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

Some Nitty, Some Gritty

The Nitty Gritty Writing Podcast now has a third co-host, Edward Sullivan (who publishes under David Ulnar-Slew). And, in clear evidence of the universe being more than random, he joined on a week I couldn't make the broadcast: so you lucky mooks didn't have to miss out. https://youtu.be/N_ru8Kfoses Of course, I am now jealous that … Continue reading Some Nitty, Some Gritty

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

Beyond the Frontiers of the Million Word Challenge

Today is a post of two, interconnected, halves: it is the first post of the month, so it is time for an update on the Million Word Challenge; and I just published another book, which you can get free, and put another one on pre-order. I know most of you are here for the numbers … Continue reading Beyond the Frontiers of the Million Word Challenge