This is advice to new writers from Steve Watson, author of the sleeper hit Before I Go To Sleep. He is quite right. Nothing is whiter and more empty than a blank page staring at you. The only way to make it not-white, is to put some words on it. So many people say to me ‘I have an idea for a book.’ The difference is, I’m writing mine. Are you? Before I Go to Sleep is now a film with Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth.
If you agree with SJ Watson, perhaps you will agree with:-
Chris Pavone – put ordinary people into extraordinary situations
Joanna Trollope – e-books are leased
Deborah McKinlay – the lean years focussed me on what I really wanted
‘Before I Go To Sleep’ by SJ Watson [UK: Black Swan]
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