Monday Motivation: a compendium of motivational spurs for writers
Richard is flat on his back after a small operation, and can’t sit up to type. A sad state of affairs for any writer.
So instead of a fresh Monday Motivation this week, we’ve compiled what we hope will be a useful compendium of motivational spurs. One for every day this week.
Some wear it as a badge of honour because it seems to affirm their identity as writers. For others it is a curse that keeps them from fulfilling the mandate […]
Start every morning with a little strenuous exercise. Well, of course it would be good for you to walk around the park, or swim twenty lengths, but I’m actually not […]
Thursday: Reading teaches writing
There are at least two reasons that writers should always have a book on their bedside table, or be immersed in several books simultaneously. (The New York Times regularly runs […]
Mishaps happen all the time in writing. Most of them are little niggles, easily erased during a light edit. In one chapter the stable boy has a shock of blond […]
I’ve always been fascinated by the relationship between readers and writers; and by the implicit contract entered into between a reader and the book – and hence the writer of […]
“To write you need to be brave,” said one of our creative writing students this past week. “You have to put yourself out there. You have to take risks.” […]