Yesterday I spent my writing time with observations of people going by and I did have the germ of an idea for something bigger. I've decided not to share that little nugget, I think I made the mistake of talking about my last idea for a book, so much - I ended up just enjoying the reveal of the synopsis and I became completely blocked even after doing quite a lot of research and structuring - when I came to actually write it I felt stymied. I won't rehash that plot again here - you never know it might resurface...
I've recently read a number of writers on the business of writing and they all have their advice and tricks. I've decided to keep a list of things I need to remember, I'll add to it as I pick up more advice.
- You are a writer if you write. So write.
- Loose tongues cost lives. You'll kill your character and plot if you yap about them too much, too early. So don't.
- You have every right to write. It doesn't matter if it's good, bad or really bloody awful. So write.
- Mood is not required to write, your presence is. So write. (Nicked from Emma Newman, Bristol writer)