From Panser to Plotter

The devil lies in the detail In my last post, I discussed my recent holiday time spent staying with a 'Luddite' friend in the south of England. In this situation I was obliged to take a different approach to my writing tasks, using old fashioned pen and paper rather than my Chromebook, which I normally … Continue reading From Panser to Plotter

The Power of Making Lists

Lighten.....the burden Mind clutter is something I try hard to avoid. It's like an illness which just won't go. Headaches occur, sleep refuses to come, neurosis sets in. The solution? List making. With my google calendar open, I add things to do at the top of each day. The very act of transferring a single … Continue reading The Power of Making Lists

A Change is as Good as a Rest

Fruitful ways Things have gone a bit quiet here on this blog over the last month or so, just when I'd got my mojo going and content was flying out pretty regularly. I'd written posts on making time, and how small bits (aka activities) make big bits over time with perseverance. But since the 'day job' revved … Continue reading A Change is as Good as a Rest

‘A Proactive Approach’ Unblocking Writer’s Block, Part One

Creativity is a precious thing I'm often coming across blog posts about the dreaded writer's block theses days. While it's reassuring to know that as a writer I'm not alone in suffering from this malady from time to time, I also feel saddened to read that many writers suffer from it. Creativity is a precious … Continue reading ‘A Proactive Approach’ Unblocking Writer’s Block, Part One

Milton and Meta Models

A way to communicate and work effectively Some years ago I attended courses on Neuro-Linguistics Programming (NLP) and qualified as a practitioner. Since then I've used the skills in both my teaching and writing. While on those courses I learned about Milton and Meta models as a means to communicate and work effectively. Powerful outcomes … Continue reading Milton and Meta Models