April 2017 Archives

But paradoxically be kind with

But paradoxically be kind with yourself, and be patient. Take care of your writing self as if of a slightly kooky but beloved auntie.
Erin Bow

Writers do no wait for

Writers, do no wait for inspiration. You need to arm yourself and track inspiration down and mount its head over your fireplace.
Erin Bow

Remember that your first line

Remember that your first line is the one the child will read in the store. I imagine a hand coming out of a book and grabbing a kid and never letting go.
Anthony Horowitz

Theres no underestimating how important

There's no underestimating how important stakes, focus, and clarity are for a good pitch! But strong writing will trump all!
Marieke Nijkamp