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Take Five with Laurie Garrison


Laurie Garrison, PhD, is Founder and Director ofWomen Writers School. Described as eccentric, eclectic, challenging Laurie doesn’t play by the rules; she makes her own. When she was a lecturer, she used to joke about how she didn’t want another academic job; she wanted to start her own university. Women Writers School is just that (nearly). So she is currently in her dream job, helping women writers to create theirs too. She can certainly help you pursue and promote your creative work, whether it is a side gig or your full-time career.

Choose Your 2017



This is the time of year when people set their New Year’s Resolutions - getting fit, getting a new job, starting a new hobby, finding love…

A lot of people I have spoken with find New Year’s Resolutions a chore, things which most often fail, which we end up feeling bad about.

I was talking about this recently with a client and asking what she wanted for 2017.  She was caught between two extremes.  On the one hand, she had a goal which seemed to be too small - to be able to mediate for 5 minutes a day.

Christmas Greetings!

Take Five with Nicholas Fry



Nicholas Fry has a fascinating job as a Historical Advisor. An actor himself who has appeared in on stage and television, including 'Coronation Street', 'Heartbeat', 'Cold Feet' and 'The Forsyte Saga', he now also works with people creating historical pieces who need help on how things should look, what costumes should be worn, what buildings should be in a shot, etc. As the Trivia sections on IMDb attest, people get very annoyed by period inaccuracies! (There were some recent articles about Sunday evening favourites, 'Poldark' and '

Creativity Finds A Way



I had a great conversation recently with a steward at an art fair.

She asked me if I had enjoyed the fair (which I had). In return, I asked if she was going to get an opportunity to see it.  She said yes, which was good as she had friends manning stands and exhibiting, so she would see what they were getting up to.

I asked if she was an artist herself, which she was. “In which medium?”

“It varies, depending on what I can afford.”

I loved this answer.  Obviously, a better answer could have been something like, “I work in bronze because I sell enough work to pay for the materials and foundry space.