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Being an UNcontrol freak of epic proportions

Being a control freak sucks Not least because it’s hard work. Always knowing best. Always having to do EVERYTHING myself. (because of course I don’t trust anyone else to do it like I think I could do it) I mean, what the fuck? The arrogance… Really? The BEST? At EVERYTHING? Please… I’m not even the […]

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The real reason you haven’t yet hit publish

If you have ever taken the FIRST step toward writing, you will know all about this… It is such a big one…. It trips us all up from time to time… It’s the thorn in your side… The ache in your chest… It’s the thud of your heart and the stone in the pit of […]

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Frankly my dear, they don’t give a damn

Here’s an important (albeit confronting) question for you: . “How will YOUR book STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD?“ And answering it is going to take some soul-searching, some digging deep and a dollop of BRUTAL HONESTY…  . Because… We are spoiled for choice.. in everything. You could never consume all the information that is out there […]

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How to know if it’s the RIGHT idea for your book

Analysis paralysis = the nail in the coffin of your author aspirations… If you are anything like I used to be, picking an idea can be where your writing journey begins and ends. ​There is the fear of not choosing the right idea. There is the overwhelm of having too many ideas. There is the despair of not even having an […]

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The scariest word in the dictionary

THE SCARIEST WORD IN THE DICTIONARY   Commitment is a dirty word. Imma not going to lie. It scares the shit out of me… .   Commitment is heavy and boring. It sounds safe and slow. It feels like a noose around my neck. .   But its only a word. .   And its […]

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Choosing the RIGHT idea for your book

Analysis paralysis = the nail in the coffin of your author aspirations… If you are anything like I used to be, picking an idea can be where your writing journey begins and ends. There is the fear of not choosing the right idea. There is the overwhelm of having too many ideas. There is the despair of not […]

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Writing fiction? You need to stop now

STOP writing that fiction book – NOW!!! If you’re thinking of writing a book… start your author journey with non-fiction. WHat? (what about JK? EL? JRR?) How very dare I make this brazen declaration? Because writing fiction is fucking hard. (and isn’t that a good enough reason not to do something?) No really, fiction is like a […]

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