I met Katie the same year I started working, when I was still with Oliver. She had started dating Oliver’s older brother, Matthew, even though she was barely out of school and Matthew was nearing thirty. I kept my thoughts to myself.
You don’t have to be an elite professional athlete to reap the benefits of sport and physical exercise. The simple act of moving your body – in whatever way you are able to do so – does wonders for your mental wellbeing, your productivity, and your mood.
I grew my hair out all summer so that I could wear it up in a high and slightly off-centre ponytail. Gone was my chin-length bob that framed my round child face, that I was sure made me look chubby. I wasn’t chubby — easy to see that now — but a steady campaign of taunting had made me believe I was. I thought that being fat was the worst thing I could possibly be.
My short story ‘The Farm’ is included in the ninth collection of The Wire’s Dream Magazine, a publication featuring fiction, poetry, essays, art and photography from creators around the world.
Read an excerpt here.
When it comes to your author social media accounts, it’s worth putting a bit of thought into creating a consistent brand. This means making some decisions around how you want your presence to appear, and sticking to them!
My short story ‘The Headland’ is included in the inaugural edition of PENinsula Literary Journal, a journal celebrating writing and landscape photography from the Mornington Peninsula.
Competing in a race is fantastic: the thrill of being amongst a big group of other runners, the fun of running somewhere you normally wouldn’t be able to, the advantage of being timed in a race environment, and the high of crossing that finish line. But there are a few steps before you can get there.
Having your book out in the world is the most exciting thing that can happen for an author — and of course you want to share this momentous occasion with family and friends! Here are my top tips for planning an amazing book launch.
Can my social accounts flourish over the holiday season while I take a break from the hectic year that was 2020? Discover how to develop a ‘set and forget’ comms plan that will seamlessly run over the course of the Christmas and New Year season, designed to free up your time and give you the rest you deserve.
There are many similarities between the sporting world and the business world: competitiveness, a drive to succeed, the importance of teamwork and collaboration to achieve a single aim. How can we take lessons from the world of sport, and apply them to leadership in the boardroom and beyond?