Sam Binnie is the author of The Wedding Diaries which is out now.
Don’t tell people what you’re writing before you
write it – it takes the energy out of it and it will never get written
Set yourself a target each time you sit down to
write – mine was 1,000 words if it was a tough bit, 2,000 if I was really in
the swing of it
Keep momentum going – even if you only write for
an hour or two each time, making sure you do it every single day makes a huge
Disconnect the internet, making a list of all
the things you have to ‘research’ online so you can do it all in one blitz, and
not get distracted by the beautiful, monstrous timesuck that is twitter and its
Enjoy what you’re doing. Using words to create a
world is a grand old time.