• One Terrific Lie


    To write a novel, you need to write regularly – again, as I wrote last week, everybody has to devise their own methodology. The only qualifier is that it has to be productive. How do you know if your schedule is productive? Well, I think certain symptoms appear when you don’t write enough: you lose interest in your story you struggle to remember what you were going to do next you have to go back over what you have done to remember what you’ve written it feels like some indecipherable mess it all seems too hard. Writing a novel is like rehabbing an injury – when you don’t rehab it,…

  • One Terrific Lie


    Something I get asked often is how I’m so prolific. People query me like I must have some magical solution. But the answer is simple: I sit down and write. Everybody will have a different methodology as to how they get to that point – do they plan the book out, or do they just write and let the story develop organically? Everybody has to find their own way. What works for me won’t necessarily work for somebody else, and what works for them won’t necessarily work for me. But what we all share in common is that, at some point, we have to sit down at a computer or…

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