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2. Give yourself permission to write absolute rubbish, to fail, to make an idiot of yourself. Then you’ll be taking enough risks to do the things which are most interesting creatively.
3. Know your protagonist inside-out. Readers may admire your prose, they may enjoy your plots – but what will really get them hooked is a compelling character.
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4. Once you’ve developed your project enough to handle feedback, get it – from someone who knows what they’re doing and is honest. Then assess it non-defensively and take it into account in the next draft.
5. Keep on keeping on.
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