Monday, 4 June 2007

Top Tips for Writers!

Believe it or not, I've been interviewed for an article in a specialist writing magazine. During the interview, I was asked for my top tips for writers. That's a tough one, because all the really good tips have already been taken. Everyone knows what they are, even if they don't actually put them into practice themselves.

I realised I learned the most important thing about writing from training to run marathons. I had to adopt a very disciplined approach to my running, and I realised at once the incredible similarities between becoming a successful runner and becoming a successful writer.

So these are the top running tips that I translated into my writing practice:
  1. Run every day, whatever the weather.
  2. Set yourself goals and targets.
  3. Keep a training log or journal.
  4. Run lots of shorter races before you attempt the marathon.
  5. Study the way successful athletes tackle the race.
  6. Join a running club.
I’ll leave it to you to do your own translation!

No comments: