Made a resolution to write a book in 2016? editorial.ie was delighted to have a blog post published in the Irish Times on January 1st about New Year’s resolutions. There are some tips on getting started writing, and once started, keeping at it, that you might find helpful.
“Ireland has a famous literary tradition and a rich story-telling culture. Many of us will have woken today compelled to honour the new year’s resolution that we quietly whispered to ourselves after the clinking of glasses and kissing was done last night: this year, I’m going to write that book.
After all, it can’t be too hard, right? Everyone can talk, so naturally, everyone must be able to write. And everyone has lived, so everyone has a story to tell.
Well, it’s harder than you might think. How do you give yourself the best possible chance to succeed? Despite the proliferation of self-help books on writing, no one can tell you how to write – it’s a very personal journey – but here are some pointers that might just make a difference between success and failure:”