Category Archives: Brain Juice

ANNOUNCEMENT: But ‘Not Every Room Has a View’ and support The British Red Cross

My novella, ‘Not Every Room Has a View’ was originally going to be published in some independent bookshops but due to the dreaded coronavirus, these plans have been set back.

But, if you live in The Potteries, you can rent the book at Newcastle under Lyme library and Hanley Central library.

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Thank you for supporting ‘Not Every Room Has a View’

Recently, I had the pleasure of seeing my novella, ‘Not Every Room Has a View’ published in five parts in the one and only Noctis Magazine.

First of all, if you missed it and you’d like to give it a try, you can do so right here.

Secondly, if you’d like a full digital copy to read on the go, complete with a bonus story, you can do so by visiting the Not Every Room Has a View landing page. Continue reading

Charle’s Bukowski’s ‘so, you want to be a writer?’ is a must read for budding wordsmiths

In many ways, writing is a lone pursuit, and as such, you have to remain inspired, remain motivated and put pen to paper for all the right reasons.

Writing because you feel you have to is a must and scribing sentences should be for you first and foremost, before anyone else.

Some may disagree, but whether you’re looking to write advertising content, novels, poems, motivational speeches, jokes or film scripts, you should read or listen to Charles Bukowski’s ‘so, you want to be a writer?’ first. Continue reading

How listening saved LEGO from impending doom

You may not know this, but a few years ago LEGO nearly folded – and what a sad prospect that is.

But, of course, it didn’t. But, how did it save itself from a fast-tracked global demise?

Well, it involves digital data, insight, innovation – but mainly – listening to people and understanding how they think, how they feel. Continue reading

Don’t worry about resolutions, get mentally lean for 2018

Personally, I’ve never been for formal New Year’s Resolutions; I’ve never stuck to them for long.

Instead, when a New Year dawns, I like to make a slightly new tweak to my mindset and motivations, meaning that if I decide to change a thing or two, I do it naturally, moderately or gradually. Continue reading