We’ve all heard it before. If you want to be a writer, then write, read, write and write some more. We may be bored of hearing this one, but in essence it is great advice. The number one rule should be to write about what you know, and, certainly in my opinion, want to read. This could be one reason why we see some authors who venture outside of their comfort zone, falling a little flat. Whether they are looking to branch out, expand their fan base, are feeling pigeon holed or, dare I say it, bored, we’ve all asked ourselves the same question. Will people want to read it? Pessimism shouldn’t be part of a writers vocabulary. You’ve written something you truly love, isn’t that enough? Not if you want to be published – if you want to dip your toe into the big bad world then expect some harsh criticism and take it like a man (or woman) – hone your craft and keep writing. Read Jodie Renner’s blog for in-depth discussion/links on the subject.
- Some mornings you’ve just got to pour yourself a strong coffee and light a vanilla & patchouli candle @hops_wickscandles #morningritual #strongcoffeeEnjoyed a wonderful long weekend in Suffolk. Very pretty landscape albeit exceptionally flat. My very first Fish & Chips on a beach, private tour around Adnams brewery and lovely walks in the woods. Many things prefix with the word Suffolk (so you know where you are), interestingly... houses painted with Suffolk Pink are made from white wash & blood - cool factoid.Nothing quite like a Full moon on the #moors #fullmoonHAPPY BIRTHDAY to my beautiful boys Gabriel and Sebastian. 9 today #catbirthday #catstagram