Writing tips by Colum McCann

I like reading writing advice and writing memoirs by other writers. It always gives me a view of their working life, of the way they see the world. It's so interesting that they all actually say the same thing, just a little bit differently. Like what Colum McCann said in the Guardian Review on 13th … Continue reading Writing tips by Colum McCann

100 days writing project – 50 days later

Today marks the 52nd day of my writing project. I filled one notebook with words and started another. I still don't know where it will take me, but I'm sure it will take me somewhere. I like my life this way. Spending my days in my room, writing, reading, working on everything that is important … Continue reading 100 days writing project – 50 days later

The question of planning

Sometimes I'd read an article on writing or talk to another writer about it and I would read or hear how important planning is. It very often sends me to a notebook to plan what I want to write, to get in all on paper. And nothing would happen. My mind would go blank and … Continue reading The question of planning

First draft

Today I just want to remember what Anne Lamott says in Bird by Bird. Writing a first draft is very much like watching Polaroid develop. You can't – and, in fact, you're not supposed to – know exactly what the picture is going to look like until it has finished developing. And this, also from … Continue reading First draft