Updated: Sep 27, 2018
"If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it." Toni Morrison
Welcome to the world of writing
If you like the idea of writing; here are a few tips to help you on your way. Writing success is down to lots of elbow grease, imagination and passion. Sometimes when I dry up I go for a long walk. It is a great way to freshen up and gets me thinking actively about the manuscript - if no one is around even I try talking to yourself about the plot as its almost like talking to someone who understands.
Tip1: Research, join evening courses, visit old fashioned libraries, talk to people - really try to understand your subject with fresh eyes. It will help you discover your "Voice".
Tip 2: Find a special private place you can write un interrupted.
Tip 3: Always carry a note book. Ideas are fleeting and you want to capture the moment they land in your lap.
Tip 4: Map out your book in advance - Beginning; needs to draw people into your book, Middle ; needs to develop the plot and establish a good pace. Ending Brings the strands together with energy.
Give it a Go
Read it aloud to yourself because that's the only way to be sure the rhythms of the sentences are OK (prose rhythms are too complex and subtle to be thought out—they can be got right only by ear)." — Diana Athill OBE a British literary editor, novelist and memoirist
Here's a glimpse at how Famous Writers get their ideas: Stephen King, John Irving, Alan Hollinghurst
“Start telling the stories that only you can tell, because there’ll always be better writers than you and there’ll always be smarter writers than you. There will always be people who are much better at doing this or doing that – but you are the only you.” ― Neil Gaiman
“Be original, show off your style, and tell your story.”