Daily Verse – Under to be Up!

Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. 1 Peter 5:6 NIVUK Action and Timing. The secret sauce for many things. Our society definitely has an action-based mantra. Production is easier in many respects than it has ever been, even within the creative sector. Keep striving and… Continue reading Daily Verse – Under to be Up!

Discard What You Don’t Need.

This is an easy piece of advice to agree with. Until we open a drawer, or look in a cupboard, or try and find a file on our computers. There are lots of reasons and theories about how and why we accumulate so much stuff and our parents, spouses or partners, and professionals, telling us… Continue reading Discard What You Don’t Need.

Daily Verse – Walking with the Wise.

Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm. Proverbs 13:20 NIVUK In this recent technological era we can gain unparralleled access to the very best people in our field of interest. Most of them even do Masterclasses to teach you everything they have learnt on their journey. We are… Continue reading Daily Verse – Walking with the Wise.

Discard.

Having expectations and an overall aim are widely believed to be useful for success. Some suggest that to be truly successful you have to break everything down into stages and specific blocks of thought and action. Many people do achieve what they set out to using this style of methodology. Sometimes, however, we are not… Continue reading Discard.

Creative Mindfulness.

Mindfulness is the new mantra covering a lot of areas from simple meditation to a mental health checklist. Some meditation and mindfulness techniques exhort you to think of 'nothing'. Hit the eco-setting, dim the screen, go to a blank screen rather than screensaver. If you are a creative then this is probably impossible. If you… Continue reading Creative Mindfulness.

I’ve Been Kondo’d!

Studying martial arts from a young age taught me not underestimate the small person - for most of the time I was that small person.  Lifestyle, tidying, de-cluttering guru, Marie Kondo is definitely one of those opponents you should be wary of. I was gentlemanly and didn’t look up her personal information but from watching… Continue reading I’ve Been Kondo’d!

Writing A Character Series.

Check out this excellent Guardian newspaper article interviewing a host of essential authors writing in the detective genre. Lee Child, Ian Rankin, Michael Connelly, Val McDermaid, Ann Cleeves, and others talk about how they came to write their series and the impact of doing so. http://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/jun/27/me-and-my-detective-by-lee-child-attica-locke-sara-paretsky-jo-nesb-and-more

Three Wishes When You Are Stuck In The Middle.

Via Seth Godin. We all get stuck. And it's not always in mud with some friends to get us out, as in the playground game. Normally, when we are in a creative 'stuck' there aren't other people to 'free' us. If you have a group of other creatives around you who can do this, then… Continue reading Three Wishes When You Are Stuck In The Middle.

Chase Jarvis – Creative Calling – Pt.1

You know who Chase Jarvis is right? You've heard of CreativeLive? No? Then hit the links before reading any further. It's okay. I'll wait for you. Sorted? Great! Now we all are familiar with Chase and his amazing team in CreativeLive, then let's get into his book Creative Calling. This book is his blueprint and… Continue reading Chase Jarvis – Creative Calling – Pt.1

From the Archives – Write Like the Mechanical Hound is After You!

http://Photo by Neel on Unsplash Audi Version on HerbieWriter.Podbean.com Another previous post, which seemed right to put out again after the last one on Ray Bradbury's book Fahrenheit 451. This post concentrates on the writing of the original story from which the book developed. Okay, so Ray Bradbury didn’t say directly to ‘write like the… Continue reading From the Archives – Write Like the Mechanical Hound is After You!