Month: May 2018

Winter is coming–My favourite winter writing events in Victoria

When the weather gets cold, my thoughts turn to afternoons in a warm room, cup of coffee or glass of red at the ready, and some writing. Warm and embracing environments sometimes make the words come a little easier, even when I’ve come back…

Bootstrapping for business capital

It is possible to start a writing business without breaking the bank–as long as you spend wisely You’ve heard the bad news about how many small business fail in the early years, I’m sure. And while it’s true that many small businesses do not…

Beta reader?—Huh? What’s that?

The quick-and-easy basics about beta reading—a great first step in getting your manuscript ready to publish What’s a beta reader? The term beta reader comes from software development, when a ‘beta user’ was used to check software from a user perspective before it is…

The terror of the blank schedule–‘Funemployment’ and the creative mind

Back when I was a contractor, I’d often find myself at the end of a job with the next move not yet defined. I grew to look forward to those times. It was a way to take a little enforced breather before I began…

The battle to be your own boss–life’s distractions vs getting things done

It never really pans out, does it? You either work full time and squeeze in a side hustle in the time between, or you’re trying to make life as a freelancer work, while working from home. Here’s how to change your environment and your mindset to get things done.