28 11, 2017

How to Write Conflict Without a Villain – Lessons from The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

By | 2018-01-09T12:34:06+00:00 November 28th, 2017|Book Reviews|0 Comments

Every novel needs conflict, and every novel needs antagonistic forces. But this doesn't mean you need a villain (a person who actively sets out to thwart the hero). No; conflict, challenge and opposition can come from all kinds of places, [...]

10 10, 2017

Don’t Let Your Ego Ruin Your Business

By | 2018-07-21T12:09:31+00:00 October 10th, 2017|Book Reviews, The Business of Editing|2 Comments

I run my own business. I employ myself – and no one else. I want my business to reflect my personality and values. To me, it’s important I connect emotionally with my clients. But I don’t want my sense of [...]

3 08, 2016

Why I Hate ‘The War of Art’ by Steven Pressfield

By | 2017-09-05T15:30:24+00:00 August 3rd, 2016|Book Reviews|13 Comments

I hate The War of Art by Steven Pressfield. The main idea presented in this book is that procrastination is harmful to our long-term success. I don’t think anyone can disagree with this statement, but the way the book is [...]