I’ve spent my whole life thinking about books and writing. Some of my very first memories are being read to by my father, from the Disney picture book version of ‘Peter Pan’. I could point to that being a strong indication as to why I prefer the Fantasy and Science Fiction genres over all other literary categories. I was seven when I attempted to write my first story.
This is my list of techniques, painfully learnt over the past fifty years:
1/ Just keep writing. This might be self evident, but you would be surprised at how many times I ‘think’ I am writing when what I am doing is just thinking. It is all about bum on seat. Taking notes. Keeping a notebook and pen handy for taking notes. I’ve met a lot of people who talk big about writing that novel … and never do.
2/ Input equals…
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