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Don’t take this advice

Let’s imagine that an alien of the small, friendly variety was to crash-land on earth, and somehow end up in my bedroom, as aliens often do in 80s movies...

The best way to complain

When you have an itch, you have a simple choice: ignore it, or give it a good scratch. What would happen if you applied the same principle to your life?...

Why Seth Godin taught himself InDesign

Listening to Jeff Goins interview fellow author Seth Godin yesterday, I was expecting the conversation to focus on writing. For the most part it did of course, and anyone who...

How I Write (Part 1)

People seem to be inexhaustibly curious about what kind of pencil an artist does her drawing with, or which particular brand of pen† an author uses to write. The digital...

Don’t start your business with an idea

Are you the kind of person who’s always getting excited about new ideas for businesses? But then struggling to get them off the ground? Find out why you might have...

Excuses, excuses

Four shitty excuses that are stopping you getting stuff done, and how to zap them from your life