Why writing belongs on your calendar (and why waiting for inspiration to strike isn’t the best way to get your book written).

I used to sit and wait for inspiration to strike before I started writing. I spent more time thinking about the fact that I wasn’t writing than actually writing.  There was always something else that I should be doing—another email that needed replying to, another meeting I needed to attend or a cupboard I neededContinue reading “Why writing belongs on your calendar (and why waiting for inspiration to strike isn’t the best way to get your book written).”

Why understanding genre is the best thing you can do to improve the writing for your coaching business.

An understanding of genre does not mean learning a set of rules to be followed. Rather it involves being aware of your context and your reader and what works and why.

So be genre aware.

What motherhood taught me about writing

Should I tell my PhD supervisor I’m trying to get pregnant? This question – posted anonymously on Twitter recently by a third-year PhD student – really got me thinking about my own PhD journey. I had my first baby in my second year of my PhD and my second two years later, but it wasn’t inContinue reading “What motherhood taught me about writing”