Be yourself

Appreciate your own talent. Don’t compare yourself. We all do it and it’s fatal to writing, creativity and life in general. Think that you’re this unique, marvellous person and that you’re going to give this writing business your best shot.

Writing a book is like closing your eyes and asking the universe to help you, and then, if you really believe in it, the magic will start to flow. But believing in it is the key. You have to love writing and it genuinely has to come from your authentic self. By this, I mean that if you think you will hit the writing jackpot by becoming the next John Grisham or JK Rowling, then forget it. Don’t be the next anyone – be the first you.