“If a nation loses its storytellers, it loses its childhood.”
- Never throw anything you write away – it may seem rubbish today but one sentence could provide inspiration later.
- Try to write everyday – set a timer for 30 minutes of writing time. Uninterrupted of course.
- Read up on your chosen genre.
- Take your writers notebook with you everywhere – you never know when inspiration may strike.
- Stuck with writer’s block? Find some prompts to warm you up a bit.
- Keep a reading journal. A book may inspire you or a particular writer.
- Keep a clean writing space.
- Gather photos they can also inspire you.
- Invest in a dictaphone – it’ll be easier when researching/interviewing
- Remember why you write.
- Ask yourself what do you want to achieve today writing wise.
- Break everything down into small chunks. Don’t expect to get a book done in a month.
- Give yourself little rewards when you’re writing.
- Keep every piece of feedback for positive reinforcement.
- Invest in a good computer.
- Enjoy yourself – if you’re not then it’s time to find out why.