Posts Tagged ‘creative writing’

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Want to become a better writer?

June 23, 2014
10 steps to becoming a better writer

10 steps to becoming a better writer

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Roderic Grigson: My Long Journey to Fiction

March 14, 2014

Excerpts from the speech made at the launch of hisĀ  first novel, Sacred Tears:
Read first chapters of Sacred Tears.

Sacred Tears Book Cover

Sacred Tears Book Cover

It’s been a long journey to get here. Never having written a book before, I had no idea what writing one would involve. I remember reading of a famous author having once said that ‘writing books is the closest men ever come to childbearing’.
Never having been in that position myself, I can say from observing the entire process, it seems a little bit like that. A lot of screaming and tears. Thankfully not a lot of blood.

The big difference is that producing a baby takes nine months. But writing a book takes much longer. It took me a total of two years to get to where I am today! One year to learn how to be a creative writer and another year to actually write and publish the book. Read the rest of this entry ?