Slow Down

Alice in Wonderland book

I’ve got a client who calls me their Mad Hatter. This client organises writing workshops for children, so it’s natural for them to make reference to a children’s book. I think it’s meant to be a compliment, meant to mean that I help clients navigate this strange ‘Wonderland’ in which we live, aka London, or indeed Life.


How to Regain Focus and Beat Creative Fatigue

Regain focus and creative fire

There are many types of creative blocks, some much more deadly than others. They range from complete creative melt-down, where your entire raison d’etre as an artist comes into question, to the kind of avoidance where what you need is a swift kick in the pants to get you into gear.


I’m Not Good Enough

Not Good Enough - Reality Shift Coaching

‘Maybe I’m not good enough.’

Every creative person is struck by self-doubt at times. But sometimes, self-doubt stops us in our tracks and keep us there, for days, for weeks, for years – sometimes forever. (more…)

On Completion

Completing projects can be hard, particularly when you’ve worked for a long time on a piece of work, a book or a script or a visual work. Letting the project go, saying goodbye to it, can feel strangely painful. Or scary. How will it be received? What on earth are you going to do now? (more…)

Copying and Voice: How the Artist Learns


‘Start copying what you love. Copy copy copy copy. At the end of the copy you will find yourself.’

Yohji Yamamoto

We all have heroes or idols. The authors we love to read, the musicians we love to hear, the directors whose films we love to watch. So entertaining, so thought-provoking, so inspiring. So overwhelming. (more…)