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  • Ethical Author: My Big Idea for Futurebook Conference

    Big Ideas Panel, Futurebook Conference 2014, London

    My favourite conference of the year is Futurebook and my favourite session is The Big Ideas Panel. Each speaker on the panel gets five minutes to pitch to the hundreds of publishing delegates at the conference one way in which the industry could improve . Last year, the ideas looked at adapting to a shifting digital landscape, cultivating innovation and …

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  • Inspirations, A New Series. #1: My Father, by Carol Cooper

    Guest post with Carol Cooper

    Carol Cooper is a family doctor, a  well known media medic and an indie author whose novel One Night at the Jacaranda has been nominated for the Indie Excellent Awards 2014. Find out more about Carol here.  It was business as usual even though my father had died in the night. I went on breakfast …

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  • Reasons To Read

    The world’s a demanding place. Shouldn’t you be doing something more useful than having your nose stuck in a book? Here’s a nice short video from good folks at The School of Life that gives you the answers you need, next time somebody asks you that loaded question. They give four good reasons as to …

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  • Be More Creative Guest. This week… Frances McDormand on Authentic Aging

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    “We are on red alert when it comes to how we are perceiving ourselves as a species. “There’s no desire to be an adult. Adulthood is not a goal. It’s not seen as a gift. Something happened culturally: No one is supposed to age past 45 — sartorially, cosmetically, attitudinally. Everybody dresses like a teenager. …

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  • The Roots of our Creative Genius

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    Until recently, it was commonly held that humankind acquired artistic skills and intellectual capabilities only when our ancestors departed Africa and arrived in Europe some 40,000 to 60,000 years ago. In recent years scientists have begun to question this. Ten years ago, two archaeologists from the Smithsonian Natural History Museum in Washington found harpoon heads on the banks …

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  • Be More Creative Guest. This week… Alice Walker on blissful creativity

    Alice Walker: The bliss of going creative

    “Creation is really a sustained period of bliss — even though the subject can still be very sad. Because there’s the triumph of coming through and understanding that you have, and that you did it the way only you could do it. You didn’t do it the way somebody told you to do it. You …

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  • Go Creative Book of the Week

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    CARL SAGAN: The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark When we finally come to terms with science and fully recognize its beauty and its power, we will find, in spiritual as well as in practical matters, that we have made a bargain strongly in our favor. But superstition and pseudoscience keep getting …

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  • Exciting Yeats Project Planned For #Yeats2015: Her Secret Rose

    WB Yeats

    I’ve been working for some years on a trilogy about the Irish poet WB Yeats — and I’ll be picking it back up shortly to finish off, (just as soon as I publish How To Create Anything and Go Creative!) I’m planning a very special edition (500 copies) of the first novel in this trilogy, …

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  • Do You Think Product or Process?

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      Ours is the creative age yet the creative process is so poorly understood, even by those who talk about it all the time. A 2010 study conducted by IBM shows that the number one characteristic most employers look for in future employees is creativity. And more and more of us recognise just how crucial and …

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  • Be More Creative Guest. This week… Seneca on why “Living Creatively Means Living Now”

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    “Putting things off is the biggest waste of life. It snatches away each day as it comes, and denies us the present by promising the future. The greatest obstacle to living is expectancy, which hangs upon tomorrow and loses today. You are arranging what lies in Fortune’s control, and abandoning what lies in yours. What …

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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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