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Writing Tips from Successful Authors

From the Guardian, a useful article full of wise advice from well-known authors.

My best writing tip by William Boyd, Jeanette Winterson, Amit Chaudhuri and more

I like what Blake Morrison has to say about going with the flow, embracing change when new ideas appear about how to tackle a scene. After all, if the writer isn’t intrigued by what’s going to happen next, why should the reader care?

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Balancing Creativity and Mental Illness

As one familiar with long-term depression, the findings in this article don’t surprise me. Most of the artists I’ve known in my life have been troubled with some mental malady or other, and that includes writers, sculptors, painters, musicians, photographers, actors and craftspeople.


It’s good that famous people are being more open in talking about their personal struggles, as it helps to reduce the stigma of being diagnosed with depression, bipolarism, borderline personality disorder or schizophrenia.

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Jeanette Winterson

Just as we need a bit of grit in our lives to create friction, so we can get purchase and progress through being creative. Some of the best books, records, paintings, photographs, sculptures and filmsĀ come from those who’ve been through the turmoil of mental tribulation.

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