On New Year's Eve, I tweeted my top tips for writing, getting an agent and being published. The hashtag #WriteClub started trending and @writing_ie asked me to write the tweets into a feature for their 'Resources for Writers'.
So here, for the first time in one place, are my #WriteClub Rules. Do share some of your own.
- Don’t talk about it. Do it. Write everyday, even if it’s just a blog entry. Work that muscle.
- Know when to stop. Between the first and second drafts crucially, but also for Thinking Time. Let the story breathe—that’s when it will come alive.
- Be curious. Be in the world. Keep your eyes and ears open for stories. Be critical. Ask awkward questions.
- Embrace Rejection. This rule is crucial. You’ll never know how well you can write until you’ve been made to try harder.
For more rules, click here.