How to Become a Minimalist – Living with Less


How to become a minimalist?

  I have never been one to own a lot of stuff. This was not something that happened out of circumstance but was a choice I made from a young age. The reason I have been able to make this choice and live a somewhat minimalistic lifestyle up to this point is that I understood the benefits of minimalism. Before … Read More

Best Places to Travel in Southeast Asia – My Top 5 Picks


Koh Rong

On my 3-month trip around Southeast Asia I visited five different countries including: Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and The Philippines. I traveled slowly and managed to stop at a variety of different places within these countries. From tropical beaches to thick jungles, from historical sites to natural wonders, from big cities to small villages. I saw them all and everything … Read More

Stephen King On Writing – Book Review


On writing stephen king book review

  I have a love-hate relationship with books about writing. I have read quite a few books on writing – both novels and screenplays. While there have been times where the information in these books have really helped me to improve my writing, I have also found these types of books tend to stifle my creativity as I become far … Read More

My Travel Backpack: The Osprey Farpoint 55 Review


Osprey Farpoint 55L review

  In today’s blog post I am going to be reviewing my travel backpack which I have had by my side since I left the UK back in early 2016. The backpack I’m referring to is the Osprey Farpoint 55.   I was initially hesitant to buy this backpack because it costs around $150.00 online and this seemed like quite … Read More

The Creative Balance


the creative balance

All writers have different processes when it comes to creating their own stories. I have spent some time studying a variety of different writing resources – each offering differing advice on how to put together a “good” story. While my writing has improved overall by learning from others, I am also very wary of becoming too caught up in this … Read More

5 Best Insights from Robert Greene’s MASTERY – Book Review


robert greene mastery review

Last week I finished reading the book Mastery by Robert Greene. Here’s my review.       This is an amazing book jam packed with interesting and useful ideas. I was taken aback at how deep this book goes into unexpected topics such as creativity. Mastery may be in the ‘Personal Development’ category of my book list but it could … Read More

I Have no Talents (The Talent Myth)


Do you have no talent?

Feel like you don’t have any talent? I never really felt like I have any identifiable talent either. I have certain skills that I would consider myself above average in but these skills have never translated into what you would consider a talent. In fact I would be willing to make the assumption that most people would say that they … Read More

How to self-publish your own book online (3 ways)


how to self-publish a book

How exactly can I self-publish a book? As I have been getting stuck into writing my first novel I have also been researching the options that I am going to have when the time comes to self-publish the book online. If you have been following my blog you know that I am all about taking matters into your own hands. … Read More