Category Archives: Life

A Time to Grow

It’s the turning of the year. The light is clean and cold. The sun sets before you’re ready – a good metaphor for life, maybe! In past times, the harvest would have been gathered and travellers returned home. Yet this … Continue reading

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As You Travel

May the way be smooth before you The skies shine clear above you The wind be always at your back May you have fire bright to warm you Good friendships to cheer you Food to break your fast May you … Continue reading

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Stories At Work

Ever since the first people sat around their campfires, we have told stories. People tell tales to explain events and to justify their actions. We see how one thing led to another, and wonder what might happen next. We learn … Continue reading

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The Power of Story

Tell me your story. Let’s start at the very beginning. Where in the world were you born? What name did your parents give you? Do you have brothers and sisters? Where did you go to school? In other words, Who … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

‘Tis the season to be better… and this year I’m going to stick to my New Year Resolutions. The best way of being sure is to make them easy – so I’m making them mnemonic by using a threefold division … Continue reading

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The Hero’s Journey

Do you know about the hero’s journey? The one where you set out on a journey, and meet a wise man, and fight a dragon to gain treasure? Of course you do, because you’ve done it. The monster you fought … Continue reading

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Advice to Authors

At book signings, I’m often asked by aspiring authors how they can get to where I’m sitting. Here are some of the tips that worked for me. First and last rule: Keep writing! If you’ve got a work in progress, … Continue reading

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