What a title! What does that mean? It’s simple really: A writer must write a lot to then get the most out of a few words. Still confused? Ok, let me explain what I learnt about the importance of rereading and rewriting. Editing is no joke. When I write, and I’m sure it’s the same for others, the words tend to be a stream of conscience that just flow out of my mind and onto the page. The idea is in my head and it needs to get out as fast as I can type or handle a pen. As … Continue reading The writing process – Write more to write less
Almost one year ago I self-published my first novel, Misspelt Yoof, a coming of age story about a teenager who finds himself struggling to navigate bad influences and situations in the wake of his older brother’s untimely death. My first book started off as blog entries spanning back almost ten years. When I saw what I had written over time, I realised that I could have a full blown novel on my hands. For almost two years, I wrote the second half of the story, working hard to fill in the blanks, build connections and just learn how to write … Continue reading Writing a book – What’s it really like?