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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Keep On Keeping On

After Stephen King, another bestselling novelist decides to write a book on how to write: Walter Mosley's This Year You Write Your Novel summarises what he's learnt so far. His basic dictum: "Procrastination is the writer's greatest enemy. Let the lawn get shaggy and the paint peel from the walls. Keep at the writing. You'll discover a story to be told."


  • Couldn't agree more. A blogger (whose work I USED TO like) summed it up as "Read. And write. And read and write and read and write."

    If the writer is good, something will emerge. If not, there's at least the satisfaction of having tried. And 90% plus of published writers are lousy anyway.


    By Blogger J. Alfred Prufrock, at 3:36 PM  

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