Changing the world doesn’t have to be through the ‘big’ stuff

Way back in 2012, I wrote a post on this blog about 'storming the castle'. That post was supposed to be the beginning of sharing with readers the journey I've taken over the last 23 years with the Hysterectomy Association. The problem was, back then, I was too shy, too worried about what other people … Continue reading Changing the world doesn’t have to be through the ‘big’ stuff

Marketing for Creatives and WordPress.com seminars in Dorset

Over the coming three weeks, I'll be running three evening seminars at the Dorset Centre for the Creative Arts, based in Poundbury. Each of the seminars is designed to give small creative business owners and writers a better understanding about how they can use the power of the web to promote themselves and their work. … Continue reading Marketing for Creatives and WordPress.com seminars in Dorset

Marketing for Creatives – Presentation 27th January 2016

OK, the presentation is a bit tongue in cheek, but it's true these are the things you SHOULDN'T be doing if you want your creative business to succeed. Below, you'll find an introduction into how you can change the way you think about marketing and, instead of trying to do everything, doing one thing that … Continue reading Marketing for Creatives – Presentation 27th January 2016

Shortlisted for the Hysteria Writing Competiton 2015!

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My thanks have to go to the veritable fount of all writing competition knowledge, Paul McVeigh, whose Facebook page (when I was a local there) I religiously and studiously scanned for any snippets of writerly news, competitions, talks, retreat information and book signing dates (his debut book ‘The Good Son’ was released this year to much acclaim and having read it myself I can vouch for all positive feedback – it’s a heck of a good read and is also shortlisted for the Guardian’s Not The Booker Prize 2015).

I’m digressing.

So anyway, Paul’s page is where I found the link to the Hysteria Writing Competition 2015. And here it must have been that I decided to not go for the Short Story category or the Flash Fiction category (I’ve never written a pice of FF in my life and it scares me to bejeezus) and instead plump for the Poetry category…

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An interview with Jill Amy Rosenblatt, author of The Fixer: The Naked Man

Hello everyone, today I'd like to welcome Jill Amy Rosenblatt to my Thursday Throng author interview. Jill is the author of The Fixer: The Naked Man, book 1 in the Katerina Mills series. Jill is the author of two other books, Project Jennifer and For Better or Worse. She lives on Long Island, has a … Continue reading An interview with Jill Amy Rosenblatt, author of The Fixer: The Naked Man

Woman On The Edge of Reality – 2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 12,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many … Continue reading Woman On The Edge of Reality – 2014 in review