Saturday, 15 October 2016

Starting out

I have an article about getting started as a writer in the current (November) issue of Writing Magazine.

Is there anything you've learned about writing which you wish you'd known when you first started?

10 comments:

  1. Hi Patsy - that'll be interesting to read. Blogging taught me to write - but I guess it must have been inherently there ... never knew til the third age rocked around! I'll keep an eye out for the article .. cheers Hilary

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    1. I don't think we really learn how to do things until we have a reason to, Hilary. Who knows what other talents you may have, just waiting their chance.

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  2. I read your article, Patsy and thought it was excellent. I wish I'd known early on that I could start my writing 'career' via the non-fiction route and try my hand at fiction later.

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    1. There does seem to be a bit of an assumption that writers should start with short stories and not try anything else until they've got the hang of them, Susan.

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  3. I saw the article, Patsy, though haven't read all of it yet. Well done! And I wish I'd known how important publicity is. I thought in my innocence (naivety?) the publisher did all that. Sigh.

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    1. I don't think many writers think of publicity and marketing when they start, Frances. Probably just as well or there might not be many books for us to read.

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  4. I read your article last week, Patsy. I wish I'd known that writing is about patience as much as anything else.

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    1. I'm glad I didn't, Wendy – that would have put me off!

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  5. I wish I had known that the publishing industry is all about waiting. Patience is not one of my virtues.

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