Thursday, January 10, 2008

advice for keeping on track

While spending far too much time reading on-line zines (research. really!), I found this excellent article about how to avoid the road blocks to your writing. Here's the beginning. Follow the link for the rest. I promise, it will make you feel a little bit better about making more cookies rather than getting back to your writing.

How to write a novel
Tim Dowling's tips on resisting the allure of banjos, toast and YouTube

Writing a novel must be one of the easiest things to avoid doing in the world - chances are no one has asked you to do it, and no one will care if you don't. As soon as you start, almost every other activity in the world seems preferable. Distractions come in every shape, but these are, to my mind, the top five.

1 comment:

Celia said...

I think Dowlings advice can also apply to writing feature articles. As I read it I was eating toast, drinking Moroccan Mint tea, while putting off writing my own play review. He is so right it scared me...and I am not even writing a book, we'll not yet. :)