What’s this gratitude thing all about?

I walk in gratitude every day for my creative spirt, for the ability to continue on my creative journey of writing, painting, learning and loving. By that I mean I am thankful for everything I create and experience. I don’t wait for greatness to happen to be grateful, I’m happy for the smallest things; sunshine, my morning chai, a paragraph written with ease or bother, this blog, the way my legs move when I get out of bed, my family, hot water; you can see where I’m going with this. (more…)

How Can I Be More Creative?

People often tell me they aren’t creative, as if creativity is some lofty practice. If you are a problem solver, you’re already highly creative. Every time you come up with a new idea or solutions to a problem, the creative process is activated. (more…)

The Creative Journey

I’ve always been a big fan of the concept of combination creativity. The ability to have several creative endeavours on the go at once, working on each project a little every day, challenging myself to think outside the square. Writing in different genres transfers insights and ideas into all creative endeavours, allowing many ways of seeing the one idea. (more…)

Social Media, Do You Have a Choice?

 

Yes, of course you have a choice and you must make your own judgement about how and when you communicate on social media. I went kicking and screaming toward social media, it wasn’t a natural fit for me. Then I realised that if I want to champion my work and be more widely known as a writer, then social media is a vital part of this process. (more…)

The Big Secret

I have been talking with hundreds of children about my latest book, The Little Stowaway, visiting schools big and small. I’m told by my publisher that not many authors like the publicity side of the business of writing a book. That they would rather be writing another book than promoting and marketing the one just published. But I love it. I love connecting to the readers and encouraging writers, young and old to be better writers. (more…)