Writing as an Adventure

Writing as an Adventure

  About five or six years ago I think, I went to an event at a lighthouse in East London (this was the sort of thing I did quite regularly while I lived there). It was called the Lost Lectures, and while we sat on inflatable rubber rings on the floor, six people gave...

Coming Home

Coming Home

I recently had a conversation with a friend of mine, who I met in Bali. At the time we were both living the digital nomad dream; Instagramming our rice-field facing desks, riding our scooters to jungle over-hanging pools or hidden water temples at the weekends, and...

There Are Other Ways

There Are Other Ways

When I left university at 22, I thought there was only one path I could take: move to London, do some work experience, and then accept the first job that was offered to me. I knew nothing of digital nomadism, working freelance or entrepreneurship. I didn’t...

Why you should take part in NaNoWriMo

Why you should take part in NaNoWriMo

I have a confession to make. When I worked at a literary agency in London I hated NaNoWriMo. My Twitter timeline would be flooded with people talking about it all November, and then once the month was over, my inbox flooded with the results. It used to irk...

How to Get Creatively Unblocked

How to Get Creatively Unblocked

This paragraph in The Artist’s Way is the most heavily underlined and starred in my whole copy of the book: “Shadow artists are gravitating to their rightful tribe but cannot yet claim their birthright….Shadow artists often choose shadow careers - those...