NaNoWriMo Nov Day 27: Lucy Inglis

Posted by Jazz on Sunday November 27th, 2016

We're nearly at the finish line! Today on the blog we have author Lucy Inglis, author of City of Halves and Crow Mountain, here to share her top tips for budding writers. 

What would be your five top tips to budding writers?

1. BELIEVE. You can do it. Just write.

2. Be good to people. Publishing is a business built on nice people who like books.

3. Have more than one idea.

4. Decide if living on an unreliable income is worth it.

5. Love stories. Love your own and love other people’s.

For those hoping to take part in NaNoWriMo or enter the Times/Chicken House Children's Fiction Competition, what would be your best tip for writing something every day?

If you can’t move forward on plot, pick a character and build a CV for them. Get to know them upside down and inside out. Get to know them to the point that you could answer for them in a job interview or on a speed date. You should know what’s in their pockets and what they think about at the bus stop, even if they’re actually a dragon rider in real life.

Enter the Times/Chicken House Children's Fiction Competition to be in with a chance of winning a £10k publishing contract! 

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