Book – Loose Ends



Have you ever struggled to complete a report or simply had an attack of writers block? Some people will stop and have a glass of wine, a coffee, a cigarette or go for a walk. A fun alternative is to pick up a copy of my book Loose Ends, open it at a random page and read one of my 20 words stories.


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Loose Ends is a collection of short stories which each consist of 20 words or less. Each story is complete in it’s own right. The stories can be taken at face value and they can also take you off on a journey as you ponder on the ‘whys’ and ‘hows’ of the content. They could also be used as a starting point to develop the ideas into a longer story. You may find that this process is thought provoking, motivational and may take you to a more positive mindset.  This may enable you to overcome blocks and complete your task.

Next time you’re struggling to complete a piece of work or just need a break – relax, open your copy of Loose Ends and enjoy a twenty-word story. You never know where the story will take you!

Featured Story for this month :


With a slamming of doors, followed by a loud whistle,

the train moved forward.

He had broken my heart again!


Questions to consider :

  • Who was he?
  • Why was he leaving?
  • What had happened before?

It is often quoted that everyone has ‘one story in them’.   Could a 20 Word Story be the start of your creative writing journey?

I love to read other peoples short stories.  If you do have a go, please do email your stories to me.

Loose Ends can be purchased from Amazon :    Amazon link
It is available in paperback or kindle versions.  Usually if you order by 12.00 noon, the paperback will be delivered the next day.

Look out for the Children’s version of Loose Ends that I hope to publish in the Autumn.

I am a WI speaker and I often deliver 20 Word Story workshops to groups.  I introduce the idea of 20 word stories and then take people through a process to help them develop their creative writing skills.  By the end of an hour they are writing their own 20 word stories.  The workshop is fun and people are always surprised to discover their hidden talents.

Let me know if you would like further details of my talks.

What is Coaching?

Do you need help to develop your business?

Would you like to sort out your personal life?

Would you like to achieve success?

Coaching is a process where the coach and coachee agree to work together to identify and achieve specific goals.

What are the benefits of Coaching?

  • Identify and achieve goals
  • Create change in your business and or personal life
  • Speed up your career progression
  • Support to help you achieve something you find difficult
  • Achieve success

How I can help

  • Help you to build your confidence
  • Help you to identify realistic and achievable goals
  • Provide support while you create change

If you're ready to take action or would simply like to learn more about Coaching, then lets have a chat  :  07769 865487

What is Mentoring?

Are you a procrastinator?  Do you wonder why you never get things done?

Do you wonder what is stopping you from being successful?

Mentoring is a business relationship where the mentor provides support and an opportunity to talk through issues on a confidential basis.   Some organisations offer an internal mentoring or 'buddying' system.  However many people seek an external, confidential mentor as they progress through their career.

Why might you hire a Mentor?

You may be struggling to succeed at :

  • Starting your own business
  • Developing your business to meet new market trends
  • Returning to work after bereavement or serious illness
  • Enjoying life

How I can help

  • A confidential and listening ear
  • A sounding wall to talk through ideas
  • Emotional support
  • Identifying and clarifying issues
  • Being an accountability partner

If you would like to find out more about mentorship I would love to have a chat.       44+ 7769 865487

Workshop - Your Path to Success

What does success mean to you? 

  • Fancy cars and luxury homes?
  • Exotic holidays and even your own island in the sun?
  • Being able to look after your family and provide a good lifestyle?
  • Having money in the bank at the end of the month?

What do these workshops include?

  • explore what success means to you
  • work through a 5 stage plan to enable your success
  • 2  individual follow up sessions
  • discussion and questions

I run these two hour workshops on a regular basis.  Small groups enable valuable interaction between attendees.

Let me know if you would like further details of this workshop and others that I run.