September 8, 2019 @ 12:50 AM
Writing begins with a love of reading. My love of reading began with Enid Blyton’s ‘Famous Five’ and ‘Secret Seven’. I went on to Phantom comics and the Illustrated Classics. My father joined a book club when I was about twelve and I began to devour the children’s titles then read the ‘Senior Fiction’ he bought for himself.
September 7, 2019 @ 2:31 AM
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September 7, 2019 @ 2:28 AM
The Artist Vincent Van Gogh had a maxim: Not a day without a line. I believe this applies to anyone who aspires to be a writer. In the space of five years I went from having about a dozen unfinished novels to seven completed manuscripts. I did this by setting aside one hour every day, three hundred and sixty four days a year (I took a break on Christmas Day) when I knew I could write uninterrupted. The time for me was early morning. I set the alarm so I could get up at five, meditate, make a coffee and write for an hour before breakfast. When the brain becomes attuned to engaging in a particular way at a particular time, the result is continuity, the antidote to writer’s block. If you write at the same time each day you can ...
September 2, 2019 @ 7:59 AM
Writing is not about success, it’s about writing. No one can stop you writing. You may have to be a Chef or a Landscape Gardener or a Teacher to earn a living but you can still be a Writer.