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  • Creative Flow Goes To and Fro: Thoughts For The Season of Giving

    “People are very fond of giving away what they need most themselves.” Oscar Wilde. Receiving and giving are opposite directions of energy flow, inextricably linked together.  Like breathing in and out, both are needed to keep flow freely moving . People think giving is better than receiving, but neither is “better” or “worse”: they are essential to …
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  • Be More Creative: Capturing Ideas and Insights

    The single distinguishing factor that sets creative people apart from others is that they respect the intuitions, ideas, insights and attention snags that emerge from the tumbling ocean of thought that flows through every mind. Less creative people have the same living depths inside; they too have moments of insight and intuition, but they let …
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  • ALLi Teams Up With Toby Mundy Associates

    I’m very pleased to have organised foreign right representation for ALLi members again. From January 2015, ALLi will be teaming up with Toby Mundy Associates (TMA) to provide a unique subsidiary rights service for author-publishers, through The Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi). I first met Toby when we were on a panel together at the Battle of Ideas, …
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  • Delighted to Be One of The Bookseller’s 100 Again

    The Bookseller 100 is a listing of the 100 most influential people in the UK book business  and I’m honoured and thrilled to be included again this year. I believe this is a measure of self-publishing’s increasing acceptance within publishing and the book trade — and a wonderful recognition of the ALLi team and members, and their …
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  • Want To Know How To Create Anything?

    In 2015, I’m introducing a Professional Development Course for writers, artists, yoga teachers, psychotherapists, coaches and other makers, creatives and facilitators who want to teach the Go Creative principles and practices. The course will be online but this Sunday, in London, I’m offering a live introductory day at The Curled Leaf, my friends’ Alketa and …
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  • Be More Creative Guest. This week… Graham Green on The Underground Stream

    Graham Greene: “I was trying to write a book that simply would not come. I did my daily five hundred words, but the characters never began to live. So much in writing depends on the superficiality of one’s days. One may be preoccupied with shopping and income tax returns and chance conversations, but the stream …
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  • Be More Creative Guest. This week… Thich Nhat Hanh on Understanding Death in Life

    Regular readers will know how influential the work of Vietnamese Buddhist monk, author, lecturer and peace advocate, Thich Nhat Hanh, has been on my own thinking, especially for the Go Creative! books. Now the 88-year-old “Thay” (as his followers call him, pronounced “Tie”) is very ill, having experienced a severe brain haemorrhage two weeks ago. …
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  • Are Sleepless Nights More Creative?

    Has it happened to you: a restless night, spent tossing and turning, yielding good creative ideas? In a recent podcast, Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels admitted that while under the stress of having to produce a topical weekly show he found that a lack of sleep worked to his advantage. Michaels believes tiredness quietened a critical voice …
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  • Her Secret Rose: My next novel

    The Between The Words trilogy centres on the true-life love triangle between the Irish poet WB (Willie) YEATS; his long time love and muse, MAUD GONNE; and her “illegitimate” daughter ISEULT, to whom the poet also proposed marriage, twenty years after his first proposal to her mother. Set against the backdrop of fin de siecle Paris, London and Dublin, and …
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  • Be More Creative With Worldly Experiences

    Travel broadens the mind, this much we know. What’s now becoming evident is that, with an open mind in place, exposure to other cultures also deepens our creative capacity: inspiration, motivation, and drive. Professor Angela Leung from the Singapore Management University exposed a group of her students (through a series of pictures) to one of three conditions: …
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  • How To Be More Creative #4: Meditate

    Meditation makes you more creative. That’s the conclusion of a number of scientific studies, including this detailed look at which precise kinds of meditation foster creativity and creativism. But writers and artists have long known this. Transcendentalist Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882): We live in succession, in division, in parts, in particles. Meantime within man is the …
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  • Ethical Author: Big Idea for Futurebook Conference

    One of my favourite conferences of the year is Futurebook and one of my favourite sessions there last year was The Big Ideas Panel, where each speaker gets five minutes to pitch to the delegates some way in which the industry might improve itself. So I’m honoured to have been invited to pitch an idea to the assembled mass of publishing folk this …
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About Me



I'm an author-publisher, a blogger and a creativist (one who aims to apply the creative process to everything in life).

I write every morning and I run the Alliance of Independent Authors.

Some of my books have been bestsellers and last year The Bookseller Magazine said I was "one of the 100 most influential people in publishing". How did that happen?

Thank you, O creative process!

Are you a life-skills teacher, coach, therapist, or facilitator? Would you like to learn how to teach the creativist approach? Email me through the contact form to find out more.

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