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Jeanette Winterson 1 Turn up for work. Discipline allows creative freedom. No discipline equals no freedom. 2 Never stop when you are stuck. You may not be able to solve the problem, but turn aside and write something else. Do not stop altogether. 3 Love what you do. 4 Be honest with yourself....
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  The cornerstone of all good writing is the nap.   Don't let those nap naysayers try to convince you that naps are for children. That somehow it is lazy and unnatural for you to nap. Don't allow them to make an outcast of you. They are only jealous of your ubernap capabilities...
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Anne Enright 1 The first 12 years are the worst. 2 The way to write a book is to actually write a book. A pen is useful, typing is also good. Keep putting words on the page. 3 Only bad writers think that their work is really good. 4 Description is hard. Remember that all description...
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Here are some words of guidance from Helen Dunmore. (check how I measure up to Helen's advice: http://www.scribd.com/Luke%20James ) 1 Finish the day's writing when you still want to continue. 2 Listen to what you have written. A dud rhythm in a passage of dialogue may show that you don't yet...
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Before today's writing tips, I wanted to share a link to something I wrote recently for Scribd.com - hope you like it: http://www.scribd.com/doc/57061311/ROBONOYANCES Now then, more advice - this time from Roddy Doyle. 1 Do not place a photograph of your ­favourite author on your desk,...
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MY LATEST WRITING/ACTING VENTURE IS AT: http://www.youtube.com/user/8LukeJames?feature=mhee Because I'm also currently working on a new novel, I'm looking at successful writers advise. These words of wisdom are from Margaret Atwood. 1 Take a pencil to write with on aeroplanes. Pens leak. But if...