Housework for the soul

Housework for the soul

I have a love-hate relationship with housework. Here’s how it goes: Love = it’s a great distraction for when I should be doing other things (like writing a book) Love = sometimes it’s handy to hide downstairs, saying ‘I’ve got to go and hang out some washing now’ Love...
The publishing roller coaster

The publishing roller coaster

One of the hardest challenges that confronts an author entering the publishing process? Letting go. You’ve spent months or years sweating over your manuscript, honing it, rewriting vast swathes of it. Maybe it’s the distillation of your innermost thoughts or your...

Authorpreneur postscript

I thought I’d best write a postscript to my last post about the author as entrepreneur. Two things: first, I was mostly referring to non-fiction publishing (which is what I refer to most of the time, because that’s mostly what I do). And secondly, the...
Authorpreneur – the author as entrepreneur

Authorpreneur – the author as entrepreneur

People think the end game of writing a book is getting published, but it’s not. The end game is making money (or influencing/touching/entertaining a vast audience with your story, depending on how you look at it). Imagine that your book is a start-up business. You’ve...
Parents talking about The Big Questions

Parents talking about The Big Questions

I’d like to invite you to join a discussion that links in to my new book, Parenting with Soul. What’s it all about? Parenting with Soul is for parents with no time to be spiritual. Is it possible to find a deeper meaning to life at the bottom of the laundry basket?...