Before I dive into the answer to this -very good! - question, here is a piece I wrote about what book coaching is and how it is beneficial to writers. So, does every writer need a book coach then? Some may say 'YES!' because our work helps writers in so many different ways. But I… Continue reading Do You Need A Book Coach?
Let me tell you how scared I was when I started sharing my voice after years of silence and invisibility – and how amazing it felt doing it anyway! Historically I have struggled with showing up for myself. In all honesty, I only have been able to do so since a year or two when… Continue reading Sharing Our Voice Is Scary, Isn’t It?
I believe stories change the world, because stories have the ability to have a major impact on their readers. Reading about experiences outside of yourself creates empathy and understanding for situations you were not familiar with before. Reading about your own lived experience makes you feel seen and understood. This in turn helps you gain… Continue reading Why We Must Unsilence Our Voices
The importance of speculative fiction in our ever evolving world is immense. From fantasy to science fiction and every subgenre that they entail, speculative fiction is both escapism from our hard daily lives and at the same time a confrontation with our current society. It makes the genre an exciting and ever-changing entity that I… Continue reading How Speculative Fiction Changes The World
Book coach. A relatively new occupation that is gaining traction, but is still a new concept to many. Have you been wondering what a book coach is and does, or are you completely new to the term? Then read on! The need for book coaches has grown out of a changing publishing market and consequently… Continue reading What Is A Book Coach and Why Would I Need One?
If teenage me could see me now, she’d be amazed. Two decades on and I run my own business in which I make a difference to people. I have great friends. Get to experience amazing things. And above all: I life a fulfilling life despite my long list of illnesses and daily symptoms. How I… Continue reading Empower Your Spoonie Self!
The biggest reason is very obvious: you are worth investing in. Not always so easy to get on board with though right? We feel we should invest in that new vacuum cleaner. Buy new shoes for the kids. A new phone perhaps, or as a treat to ourselves some chocolates. But invest extensively in a… Continue reading Why You Are Allowed To Invest in Yourself
“In diversity there is beauty and there is strength.” — Maya Angelou I never saw myself reflected on TV or in books. A chubby small-town girl who liked to read and write didn’t really get much airtime on TV. Still doesn’t. Not to mention if that girl develops a chronic illness. And then another. And… Continue reading A Plea to Make Room for Chronic Illness Stories in Popular Culture
The world is in pain. There are wars. Our queer community is denied their rights. Climate disasters are happening across the globe. Covid still lingers. Human-induced tragedy seems ongoing and unstoppable at the moment and each of us suffers from it in varying degrees. Thankfully we have stories. Whether it is TV, film, books, podcasts… Continue reading Write and Change The World: We Need You To!