We live in a shadow world

We live in a shadow world

There’s a sign in front of a forest – near where I jog. It says ‘Private – No public right of way’. I always think about how nuts it is that signs have so much power. Everyone listens to signs. As long as you write it on a sign, most people will do it. You […]

My brain is stupid – the universe is amazing

My brain is stupid – the universe is amazing

I read that boredom is when you’re very aware that time is passing. Which I guess means anti-boredom is when you’re totally enthralled – and you forget all about time. It’s strange to me – the idea of forgetting about time. It’s always there, so it must be quite hard to forget. I watched a clock once, […]

How to get better at stuff

How to get better at stuff

Ask 3 experts what you should do I’m starting with this because it’s so easy. Find 3 people who are great at what you want to do, tell them you want to learn and improve in an efficient way, and ask them what to focus on. They will know what a beginner needs to know, […]

Swarm 2 is out! Here is the link.

Swarm 2 is out! Here is the link.

The wait is over. Swarm 2 can be purchased here: http://www.amazon.com/Swarm-II-Alex-South-ebook/dp/B00SW2T68U/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1423228685&sr=8-3&keywords=swarm+II Or just search ‘Swarm 2 Alex South’. P.S. Like what you just read? Like emails? Wanna get an email when there’s something new to read? Wanna see a picture of me chasing a swan? Click here.

Quit your routine

Quit your routine

Sometimes you feel like an observer. Every day, you get up and go through life, but somehow it’s not quite right. It’s like you’re not really there, you’re just watching. Things happen to you, but you feel like you’re watching a slow motion replay. Nothing is immediate. Nothing is fresh. Life becomes an echo. Break out! […]

17 lifehacks for writing a novel

17 lifehacks for writing a novel

1) Don’t work in the same place all the time. You’ll go crazy. Leave the house. Go to the library. Go get a coffee. 2) Press ALT and V together, then press U. This turns on full screen mode on word. Try it. You won’t go back. 3) Don’t use word. :p Use Scrivener. There’s […]

Your boredom is worth millions

Your boredom is worth millions

Drink, go to a festival, go for coffee, travel, see a film, drive, eat out, go shopping. What do all these things have in common? Every time you do one of these things, someone makes money. If you open the paper, or turn on the T.V. or turn up to the cinema on time you’ll […]

Coming back after f-ing up

Coming back after f-ing up

What else could I write about? I f***ed up. I haven’t blogged for ages, and now I need to get back on the horse. Sometimes that happens. Sometimes we drop the ball. We let a part of us fall away, and the longer we leave that part of us down there, the harder it is to pick […]

Think you can’t change? It’s time to change your mind.

Think you can’t change? It’s time to change your mind.

­Do I believe that anyone can change? Yes. But first they need to want it bad enough. So how do we desire change bad enough? Well, desire is the important word here. Usually, our desire is something that we pick up and put down when it suits us. Perhaps you wouldn’t mind going to see […]