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5 quotes relating to working from home

Working from home certainly has its perks – the tiny, convenient commute and access to all creature comforts being two of them.

As great as working from home can be – whether you’re a fulltime freelancer or a part time remote worker (meaning you spend the rest of the time in the office) – it does come with its challenges, chiefly isolation and distraction.

For anyone who works from home, has worked from home, or is thinking about working from home, here are five quotes that are sure to strike a chord in some way… Continue reading

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Brain Juice: The carpenter’s story

In mini-series called Brain Juice, I’m going to be looking at videos, music, text and tales that evoke thought and help to inspire the mind. Continue reading

The procrastinator’s dream ticket

A belated Happy New Year to all.

It’s 2016 – and once again it’s time for new beginnings. Perhaps you’re finally going to throw those cigarettes in the bin, take up that death defying overseas challenge, or even finish your novel (you know, the one you’ve been working on for the past five years). Continue reading

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5 quick fire ways to create a compelling character

It’s a Monday morning (or afternoon) and your mind is muddled from the weekend’s events.

You’re on your third coffee and you’ve been staring at that same page of text for the past two hours wondering how to bring the characters in your story to life.

Never fear, here are five quick fire ways to create a compelling character for your reading pleasure… Continue reading

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How to get inspired when working at home

In today’s virtual world, working from home is becoming an increasingly popular option for many, as it provides the freedom, autonomy and flexibility that a traditional PAYE job often can’t.

Although working from home sounds great, it is very easy to get distracted by familiar comforts such as the TV and occasionally, without a regimented office schedule or the chance to talk to colleagues, a severe lack of motivation or inspiration can occur – this is never good, particularly if your livelihood depends on your own creativity.

So, apart from setting yourself up a suitable work station, what can you do to get inspired when working from home? Here are a few tips… Continue reading