The Facebook messages almost always come late at night. Sometimes it’s me, about to press publish on a post that I know will ruffle some feathers. Could she just take a quick look, give me a neutral perspective, tell me how she thinks this paragraph comes...

Last year, a book idea took up residence in my head and refused to leave. It’s like a squatter, moving furniture around in dusty, shadowy spaces, scribbling on the walls and generally making a nuisance of itself. Try as I might to dedicate my time to more...

Want to know a simple way to get to the heart of your message? Become a fan of your back catalogue If you’ve been blogging, vlogging or podcasting for a few years now, you have an archive that is rich in content, ideas and advice. How often...

Authenticity. Does the very word make your hackles stand up? Like any buzzword, authenticity evokes strong reactions. When we hear it too often, or if we see it used as an excuse for poor behaviour, or for behaviour that is not in fact authentic, it can start...

I once asked a well known television producer where he got ideas for his stories and documentaries. He looked at me quizzically before replying: “Stories are everywhere.” At the time I found his answer slightly maddening. Back then I was a frustrated media lawyer, desperately yearning for more creativity...

When it comes to your writing, has your inner critic got the driving seat? Are you holding yourself back from saying what you want to say? Are you over-editing, wanting your work to be perfect before you’d consider releasing it to the world. Or are you...

Do you feel awkward writing about yourself? Is your About Page full of generic and faceless images, or rambling stories with no real connection to the work that you do? How do you come across as professional, yet friendly and approachable? How do you showcase your...