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Planning your writing playlist

Planning Your Writing Playlist

Creating your writing playlist is both an art and a science, and ultimately, since so much depends on the associations and emotions a particular piece evokes in you, a very personal choice.

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Reading Half medal 2017

Unplugged

The Reading Half Marathon is one of my favourite races. It’s local, which means I don’t have to get up too early (and also increases the chances of finding people I know running alongside

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Thank you, terrifying things

Thank you, Terrifying Things

I’ve come to welcome that flutter of anxiety, the sensation of shrinking inside and vertigo that is how I experience fear. Now I try to breathe into it, to welcome it as an infallible sign that I’m

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Drawing out your ideas

Drawing out your ideas

Writing is a great way to help you think through issues, but another great tool to help you get clear on what it is you’re actually saying is drawing.

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Four Disasters and a Crazy Risk

Four disasters and a crazy risk

Ole Kirk Christiansen had a remarkable blend of talent, integrity, resourcefulness, tenacity and vision. He took every boulder that fate threw at him and used it to build his life’s work.

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Writing a book? First, build a platform.

Writing a book? First, build a platform.

A book is part of your bigger platform, not a standalone. To get readers, let alone publishers, interested in your book to the point where they’re willing to spend time and money on it, you have to secure

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Re-Resolutions

Re-Resolutions

Have you given up on new year’s resolutions? I was chatting to a friend about this last week and she was adamant that they were a waste of time. ‘I don’t bother with resolutions any more,’ she

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