The craft of writing is a daunting one, to say the least.
Whether it be because of fear (fear of what you may ask? failure, embarrassment, or even success? That I cannot say, for fear is subjective and depends solely on the individual…) or rather due to an uncertainty of where to start, the mind of an author is the first and foremost obstacle he has the overcome. Thus, no matter how thoughtful or original his ideas are are, an author is nothing until the very moment he expresses and crystallizes said thoughts on paper.
Once the ball gets rolling, writing is a ride. The act of getting started is the hard part.
Staying true to their reputation as a creative catalyst – inspired by Elmore Leonard’s 10 Rules of Writing – the Guardian published a handy list of tips for acclaimed authors, one all aspiring authors should keep tacked to their billboard of inspiration at all times.
Contributing writers include: Roddy Doyle, Geoff Dyer, Margaret Atwood and Jonathan Franzen (to name but a few…)
Definitely worth a peep; enjoy!