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Book Talk

I have been trying to find an ideal way of actually writing my first novel while also dealing with my journo stuff. Do I create best in the morning? Or at night? Maybe during the long afternoons? Do I rise early, make coffee and then head straight for my so-called study? Or do I shower, eat, exercise, nap, and then sit down to write? And for how long? Two hours? Three? Four? Or more? Or even less? Do I create a literary work sitting at my laptop or do I, in my mind, create elsewhere – walking in the countryside perhaps - and then sitting down to put on paper, or feed into my computer, what I have already created internally?

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Free your mind! In the new issue of Writing Magazine we look at finding new ways to expand your creative horizons. We also take a look at editing, and offer a practical plan to take your work from messy manuscript to a clean draft that will impress editors. In our star interview, Joanne Harris talks about folklore, fairy tales and sprinkling magic into your fiction. Plus inspiring ideas, practical exercises, success stories, writing prizes to win and much, much more!

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