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How NOT to be a Writer

Journalist, Emmy-winning screenwriter, novelist, writing guru... the only thing David Quantick seems incapable of is cutting your career short, but he still knows how to do it.

As a writer and the author of two books about writing – How To Write Everything and How To Be A Writer – I am often asked for tips on writing. There really is only one writing tip– ‘Write’ – so I was both delighted and relieved when the editor of Writing Magazine asked me for a piece called How Not To Be A Writer.

If you are a writer, you will already know how difficult it is not to write. The urge to write can overtake you at the most inconvenient times, as anyone who’s ever been in a relationship with a writer will know. So here, for the guidance of anyone who’s ever wanted to stop being a writer, or just wants a break from writing, is a brief piece entitled:

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