Why your novel, beautiful as it is, will never get published …• Procrastination is the thief of time • The best drives out the good • You are a writer – so write, damn you! These three sentences rotate on the corkboard above my computer. They are written on three post-it pads, which are pinned […]

Who do you write like? Or even, like whom do you write? When we start writing, we often do so in a more or less conscious imitation of a writer we admire. For some of us it’s because we’ve read everything that writer has written (and if they’ve died, everything that will be published by […]