It’s the final instalment of the Goals… (Goals)! Always Believe In Your Soul… Series, and I’m recommending some fantastic and free productivity resources to help you achieve your dreams. The list includes: Free productivity planners from Productive Flourishing – Charlie Gilkey Time Management For Creative People – Mark McGuinness How to Become an Early Riser […]
Article Writing Inspiration from Charles Bukowski (and My Brother)
One of the websites that influenced me to become a freelance writer at the end of last year was Lateral Action. I can’t remember how I stumbled upon the site, but found it to be a wealth of practical and inspirational advice for not just creative people, but creative professionals. The articles questioned conventional creative […]
Easter – Regroup and Refocus Your Thoughts
As the chill of the last three months begins to thaw, it is a great time to take the tentative steps out of the cave where you have been hibernating, blink into the sunshine (if you’re lucky enough to have sunshine) and think “Okay…now what?” You may not have been sleeping in a cave for […]
Are You Heading Towards Your End Goal?
If we had to take a trip to New York, we could probably do it. Money aside, the physical action of getting ourselves from one place to another is relatively straight forward to most people. We would need to get ourselves to the airport, get on a flight to New York and there we would […]
Are you and your characters passive?
Since the beginning of the year, I have been submitting one short story a week for competitions / magazine entries. Having to review so much material for submission, I began to see in some of my older work, a common trait with main characters in stories that I was unhappy with: they had a tendency […]
Springsteen Philosophy – Don't let the past eat you up.
Anyone who knows me, knows how much I admire Bruce. He has record breaking eye sight because every time I’ve been to see him I swear he’s managed to find me in the crowd and sing right at me… Dreaming aside, the Observer Music Monthly caught my eye in January for featuring an interview with […]