Best of the Publication Coach


How to comment on my blog


A few of my favourite posts

10 ways to make your writing more fun

Eat your frogs early in the day

Why you should massage your mangoes

How to vacuum your brain

The Tyra Banks approach to writing


Favourite posts of readers

7 habits of highly effective writers

William Shakespeare’s 5 best copywriting tips

When are you ready to freelance?

Do I need an agent? How do I find one?

12-step program for writers who care about readers

Of schadenfreud, finials and no-cost rice


Some controversial posts

5 reasons why you shouldn’t outline

Why you should just say no

If not PowerPoint, then what?

Why you must murder your darlings

Were you taught or just taught to write badly?


All about mindmapping

Why I insist on blathering about mindmapping

A new use for an artist’s notebook

The difference between mindmapping that works and TMI


Tools you can use

Incredibly useful: readability statistics

Why you need your own pomodoro

Why you should copy (a modest proposal)

7 ways to stop editing while you write

In praise and honour of Dr. Wicked

Writing for 700 hours on three AA batteries

How to write a communications plan

7 ways to write a better speech

How to use Deliberate Practice: part 1

How to use Deliberate Practice: part 2

How to use Deliberate Practice: part 3

7 ways to stop editing while you write