Liz Nugent has written live tv drama, soap operas, radio dramas and a children’s animation series, but her very first novel, Unravelling Oliver, will be published in March. We'll be reviewing it here soon. Today, Liz has given us her top five writing tips.
2. Read more books. They don’t have to be works of great literature. Read the kind of books you’d like to write.
3. Don’t give up your job to be a writer. If you want to write, you will find the time. Then, if you get published, you can think about a career break.
4. Before you send your manuscript to a publisher or agent, send it to a friend or relative who WILL BE HONEST WITH YOU. Most people who love you will only want to see the good in what you do, but we all have a friend who tells the truth even when it’s painful. Act on their feedback.
5. Don’t be persuaded by any of these tips. Every writer works differently. Find your own way and good luck! And get off the internet now.