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 […]

What should I do? – 18 ways to make a good decision.

What should I do? – 18 ways to make a good decision.

That’s the big question isn’t it? WHAT SHOULD I DO? How many times will we ask ourselves that? Well, listen. 1) Pretend it’s your friend making the decision, what advice would you give them? 2) Sleep on it. 3) Write a pros and cons list. 4) Ask other people what they would do (preferably people […]

The easiest way to increase your mental energy

The easiest way to increase your mental energy

Energy – sometimes we have it. Sometimes we don’t. At the end of a long day, you’ll crash on the sofa. When you’re excited about something, you can’t stay still. Listen, here’s what this blog post isn’t about: you can get more energy by eating better, you can get more energy by sleeping longer. That’s great, there are a million […]

Some things are good enough to lose forever.

Some things are good enough to lose forever.

Something doesn’t have to last forever, for it to be important. If someone offers us an ice cream, we don’t say, “What’s the point, the pleasure will only last for %0.00000000000001 of my life before it disappears and everything goes back to how it was.”  No, we say – “yum, yum, yes please.” Or maybe […]

Stuff that’s going to happen in 2014

Stuff that’s going to happen in 2014

It’s a new year, and it’s going to be a good one. Like a lot of people, I’m trying to make some fundamental changes. I want to give you a heads-up for what you can expect. The blog You may have noticed I have changed the appearance of the site. In truth, the problem I’ve […]

Is the internet making us less original?

Is the internet making us less original?

I couldn’t believe it. I had come up with a great joke. ‘I was a hipster before it was cool’. I would put it twitter and show the world how clever I was. Then I goggled it. I wasn’t clever, the joke had been made before… by a lot of people. Then there was the […]