Get It Done: From Procrastination to Creative Genius in 15 Minutes a Day - a book review by Dawn Kofie

Review of Get It Done: From Procrastination to Creative Genius in 15 Minutes a Day by Sam Bennett

There are 3 things that make Get it Done: From Procrastination to Creative Genius in 15 Minutes a Day, different from other productivity books. Firstly, unlike classics like The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People or Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-free Productivity, it’s not about setting up systems that it’ll take a while to get […]

How To Have Ideas by Lynn Reynolds

How To Have Ideas: Six Steps To Your Personal ‘Eureka’ Moment

The question of how to have ideas isn’t just for people working in explicitly creative roles: if you’ve got a job, any job, sooner or later someone will expect you to think stuff up. When I was at school doing my ‘A’ levels, I worked as a hospital cleaner. My manager was always asking me […]

Writing Tools that will help make your life so much easier

Writing Tools (that will help make your life so much easier)

Writing’s hard. And, unfortunately, nothing’s ever going to take the place of putting your bum in your chair, your fingers to your keyboard (or pen to paper), and getting the hell on with it. But there are writing tools out there that can take the weight off, and help you produce more polished prose. Here […]

Christmas Presents for Writers

Christmas Presents for Writers (that aren’t tote bags or mugs with typewriters on them)

Lists of Christmas presents for writers often give the impression that all the wordsmith in your life wants is a: notebook fancy pen mug or tote bag with a picture of a typewriter on it mug or tote bag with a literary quote on it mug or tote bag that demands you leave them alone […]

Great books for writers to read

Brilliant Books to Read if You Want to be a Better Writer

You want to be a better writer. But there are masses of books about writing and creativity out there. (A quick search on Amazon.co.uk shows over half a million results for books on writing, and over 30,000 on creativity.) Some are motivating, helpful and wise, and others are long-winded, dreary and humour-free. So here are […]

When Location Rebellion Goes Bad

When Location Rebellion Goes Bad

In which our writer heroine perches on a huge, wobbly pilates ball and finds she can’t think of anything except falling off it. The best thing about being a freelance writer is that I can work from pretty much anywhere. Yup, I’m a location rebel. All I need is a reasonable internet connection and my […]