Writing Tips – Introduction
If you’re a would-be novelist – the kind of writer who just wants to get published, who hasn’t been to a creative writing class and has no wish to do so, preferring to plough your own lonely and idiosyncratic furrow – you may find this ‘helpful hints’ column useful.
If you read a lot – and I hope you do – much will be second nature to you anyway and you don’t need telling. I wrote twenty-five novels without benefit of training before being transmogrified overnight into a Professor of Creative Writing, and seven years later can at least codify the errors writers-in-training tend to make, and hand them on to you, anarchic lot that you are. The State pays me to teach, so teach I will.
Browse the links on the left for writing tips. New tips will be added regularly.