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My Top Ten Posts for 2017

. It’s time again for my annual list of top blog posts of the year. This year, my blogging focus turned from a mix of introspective posts and writing posts, to a more dedicated focus on writing. I’m now officially a writing blogger. (cue applause). The evolution was organic, and it feels right. And when…

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What happened when I stopped self-analyzing

A FB friend of mine and fellow writer, John Anthony James (remember that name, he’ll be big in the spec-fiction genre one day), posted an update on Facebook the other day. He commented how much happier he has been since he stopped self-analyzing. And how he feels he is much more able to ‘just live’….

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Minimalism: It’s about the important things

The older I get, the more the idea of minimalism resonates with me. I’ve never been a hoarder, but still, at times, I feel overwhelmed by stuff. And the older I get, the more I feel myself rebelling against needless consumerism. It really gets my hackles up! When we moved house last year (May), it…

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From generic success to personal success

The other day someone asked me that dreaded question, ‘what do you do?’, to which I replied. ‘What don’t I do?’, cue loads of polite laughter. When that died down, I explained I worked in the family business and I am a writer. People are always intrigued when they hear the word ‘writer’, and I’ve…