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Honesty, Hibernation and a bit of Bah Humbug

One year after Fabian Kruse and I first began our ‘podcast with no name’, we’ve arrived at, in our usual leisurely fashion, the 10th episode of what came to be known as ‘Mountain Shores: The (Un)Productivity Podcast’. This bumper festive episode also features our regular guest/co-host Michael Nobbs from Sustainably Creative. You can hear it […]

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Autumn in Montréal – a photo travelogue in 12 parts

Some pics from our trip to Montreal in October.

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You have to run your day.

This is how I lived my life for years and years. I drifted through the day at the mercy of chance and happenstance. Whatever came along, I did it. If you’re a writer or an artist, you can’t live like that. You have to run your day. You can’t let your day run you. You […]

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Doctor Who Delights

I like sci-fi because of its sense of possibility. For any creative person, it offers the ability to explore space and time, giving a potentially unlimited canvas for the imagination. I’m also a big believer in the importance of ‘fandom’. Fans, the so-called geeks who aren’t afraid to demonstrate their love for their favourite TV […]

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Book Review: Writer Dad by Sean Platt

I had tears in my eyes and fire in my heart by the time I finished this book, which charts Sean Platt’s journey from working in his father’s flower shop to full-time fiction writer. I discovered Sean via his site Ghostwriter Dad (you can now find him at seanmplatt.com). His book Writing Online makes a […]

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Life-changing moments: an interview with indie filmmaker Matty Ross

Matty Ross is an independent filmmaker and director based in London, who is originally from Forres in the Scottish Highlands. He has worked for/with the likes of Tom Hardy, John Minton, Hugh Laurie, Vanity Fair, Charles Henri Belleville and Scottish bands/musicians The Last Battle, Debutant and The Kays Lavelle.

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What’s Your Soul Toupee?

This quote that Scott Berkun shares in his review of Tim Krieder’s book ‘We Learn Nothing’ has got me thinking. “Each of us has a Soul Toupee. The Soul Toupee is that thing about ourselves we are most deeply embarrassed by and like to think we have cunningly concealed from the world, but which is, […]

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Must Read Round Up – Tiny Office Edition

Here’s a quick round up of content I’ve published in the last couple of weeks which I haven’t mentioned on this blog yet, some recommended reading, plus how to say goodbye to Google Reader before it closes down on 1st July. Mountain Shores Episode 5 The latest Mountain Shores Podcast went live this week. Fabian […]

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Join The International League of Creative Minds!

A few weeks ago, during covert communications between the UK and Germany, The International League of Creative Minds was formed. Up until now this information has been Classified and on a Need to Know Basis only. The mainstream media were not informed, nor were the Whitehouse. Information will continue to be transmitted at irregular intervals […]

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Steve Errey on Creating Extraordinary Change & Coping with Illness

It’s time for another in-depth interview with an interesting Clear-Minded Creative type! This time around it’s my friend Steve Errey who is a confidence coach and author of The Code of Extraordinary Change Playbook. His excellent site of the same name aims to help people ‘put a dent in the universe’.