Joanne Harris’s Ten Tips for Kickstarting Your Writing 

“Joanne Harris’s Ten Tips for Kickstarting Your Writing”. 31st December, 2015. Aerogramme Writers’ Studio.

“Joanne Harris started her working life as a teacher, writing three novels during her fifteen years in the classroom. This included the international bestseller Chocolat (1999), the success of which made Harris a member of the exclusive Millionaire Authors’ Club, a list of UK authors whose books have sold more than one million copies. Since becoming a full-time writer Harris has written a further twenty books including two cookbooks and a Dr Who novella.

Last month Harris, a witty and wise Tweeter, shared the following tips for writers using the hashtag #TenWaysToKickstartYourWriting.

1. If you’re at a creative loose end, read. If you’re not at a loose end, read. Basically, read. #TenWaysToKickstartYourWriting— Joanne Harris (@Joannechocolat) November 28, 2015

2. Leave your reading comfort zone. Read outside your preferred genre. If you like fiction, read non-fiction. #TenWaysToKickstartYourWriting— Joanne Harris (@Joannechocolat) November 28, 2015

3. Don’t sit around waiting for the inspiration fairy to call. You can (and should) write without it. #TenWaysToKickstartYourWriting— Joanne Harris (@Joannechocolat) November 28, 2015

4. Writing is like trying to be happy: sometimes you just have to fake it until the real thing arrives. #TenWaysToKickstartYourWriting— Joanne Harris (@Joannechocolat) November 28, 2015

5. If the blank page overwhelms you, set yourself a smaller task. Find a writing prompt. Describe a memory. #TenWaysToKickstartYourWriting— Joanne Harris (@Joannechocolat) November 28, 2015

6. Writing fan fiction is a perfectly legitimate way to kickstart your writing. It helps build confidence. #TenWaysToKickstartYourWriting— Joanne Harris (@Joannechocolat) November 28, 2015

7. Don’t chain yourself to your desk. Sometimes the best ideas come from doing something different. #TenWaysToKickstartYourWriting— Joanne Harris (@Joannechocolat) November 28, 2015

8. Don’t tell yourself you’re waiting for the right time tostart. There is no right time. Just start. #TenWaysToKickstartYourWriting— Joanne Harris (@Joannechocolat) November 28, 2015

9.Sometimes you have to write twenty pages of rubbish before reaching your first line. That’s OK. You got it. #TenWaysToKickstartYourWriting— Joanne Harris (@Joannechocolat) November 28, 2015

10. Don’t feel you need to put aside hours at a time. If all you have is ten minutes, write for ten minutes. #TenWaysToKickstartYourWriting— Joanne Harris (@Joannechocolat) November 28, 2015”

Source: Joanne Harris’s Ten Tips for Kickstarting Your Writing | Aerogramme Writers’ StudioJoanne Harris’s Ten Tips for Kickstarting Your Writing

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