At least one of them is probably exactly what you needed to hear. Special thanks to Xina Hailey for her Writing Advice From 65 Authors || YALC 2016 video! Did you find a few – or a lot – of really helpful tips that can help you improve your writing or your writing habits?
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Once you’ve written and revised your manuscript, consider your publishing options to get it into readers’ hands. Hay is an author, script editor and blogger who helps other writers through writing workshops, courses, and her blog Bang2Write.
Lucy is the producer of two Brit Thrillers as well as the script editor and advisor on numerous other features and shorts.
So if you find yourself stuck, try stepping away from that keyboard and playfully express your deepest convictions."- Kate Raworth, economist and author of "The good news about writing a novel is that there’s no secret formula – all you have to do is make time and sit down and start. Start with an hour if you think you can’t go longer. You can thank me later."- Laia Jufresa, author and contributor to the (Oneworld, paperback £12.99)"I always say that writing is like any other art except that we have to make our own materials first; we are sculptors who have to create our own clay.
In fairness, this is simple, but not always easy: the blank page or screen can be daunting. Get an app to block it and install it in every device you own. If it makes you feel better, look around you and realise you are not alone in this addiction. The clay is your early drafts: they may be messy and lumpish, but if you don’t put anything on the page you have nothing to work with.
Then, you can see where those plot points fall in the story, and how they might apply to your story as well.
Perhaps one of the first things aspiring writers do when they start their work is to look for a bunch of writing tips and tricks from successful authors, to learn from and to keep inspired.
Secondly, don’t be afraid to give your work to someone else to read for a fresh perspective, but you might save this for when you have more than one line…
Finally, when your book has all its lines down, research which literary agencies or publishers are the right fit for your manuscript and find out which real-life human is best to address.- Allie Esiri, writer and author of (Pan Macmillan; hardback £16.99)"For fourth strained months I was on the verge of giving up on writing my book, but was pulled through by the generous listening of friends, for sure, but also the deep conviction that I had a message worth sharing.