Sunday, 5 April 2015

My latest 'Beginners' article in Writing Magazine

My latest ‘Beginners’ article in Writing Magazine is called ‘Words – it’s a numbers game.’ It came to mind when, not for the first time, I came across a writer recently who told me that he’d written a novella and was going to see how it went before writing another one… but in the meantime he was hoping it would get him noticed.

Trouble is, it's rarely that simple with writing. 99.9% of writers have to write a lot before they get anywhere. So the only way to progress - and get yourself noticed - is by doing it over and over. That way you’ll not only stand a better chance of getting published - because hopefully you’ll get better at it - but you’ll also find out what you’re good at and what you enjoy. And what we all know is, that's a major part of any job, let alone being a writer.

As the saying goes, the more you do, the luckier you’ll be.

You can read the article in full on-line if you subscribe at or buy the print magazine.

Of course, if you don’t want to do that, you could just get writing. Again.

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