Just Start

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Can you just start? As a writer, the most frequent thing I hear at dinner table conversations (when we had such things) when I mention I have published books is, ‘Oh, I am writing a book too…’ But on further discussion, it emerges that the person has an idea for … Read More

Maverick Up A New future

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Can we really Maverick Up a new future? Well, what did Einstein say? ‘We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them!’ He may as well have been observing today’s world. And yet look at the words we use to describe people … Read More

Creativity Feeds The Soul

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Creativity feeds the soul. We know that Forbes always rates creativity as one of the Top 3 Skills for the future and there is no doubt that our capacity for fantasy and thereby invention, is crucial to reversing the negative trends of climate change, economic deprivation, and all related ills. But … Read More

Diversity IS Creativity

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I wouldn’t say I haven’t been creative during the pandemic. But I have noticed I have slowed down and have had to dig really deep. Diversity really IS creativity! That was made all the more apparent a couple of days last week: I actually left my home, caught public transport … Read More

Wren Sings Fairies

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Michelle actually created this little Wren a while back… and I wrote a poem for it. But when this book was coming to life, we went back and revisited the idea, and so this beautiful origin video of the drawing with the voice-over of the poem was born. You can … Read More

The Loop Pedal

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The Loop Pedal Yunome, aka Peter Griffiths, is a producer and DJ based in berlin. He created this haunting, trance-like version of the poem, The Loop Pedal You can find more of his music here: https://soundcloud.com/djyunome The eBook and Audiobook are available from these digital retailers. You can listen to … Read More

When I am Old / Everything Hurts

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When I Am Old Anton Marshall created this haunting musical version of TWO poems: When I am Old and Everything Hurts He cunningly used one to craft a chorus while using another as the verses. Anton is a prodigiously creative person: musician, writer, multimedia guy. The eBook and Audiobook are … Read More

Create A New Future

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World Creativity And Innovation Week kicks off on 15 April with a global array of events and celebrations. We can create a new future. And you should give a damn because creativity is an inherent human capacity that we have an enormous cultural bias against. This bias is leading us … Read More

Do Nothing

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Do Nothing How Busyness Is Killing Your Ideas To do nothing is to be a failure today. Never has there been so much to give your attention to. Many of us are very nearly 24/7 on. And this busyness is killing your ideas. I am not anti smartphones or social … Read More

Too Crazy To Succeed?

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Too Crazy To Succeed? Why wild ideas fail . . . at first Punk rock was born in 1976 and it was too crazy to succeed. It received no radio play, attracted small crowds and made no money. Hip Hop was born in New York at the same time and … Read More

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