PD James's top 10 writing tips

Friday 28 November 2014 08:50

The celebrated crime writer PD James died yesterday at the age of 94.

Despite writing since childhood, she did not have a novel published until she was 42. Last year, she shared her top 10 tips for becoming a published author...

1. You must be born to write

2. Write about what you know

3. Find your own routine

4. Be aware that the business is changing

5. Read, write and don’t daydream

6. Enjoy your own company

7. Choose a good setting

8. Never go anywhere without a notebook

9. Never talk about a book before it is finished

10. Know when to stop

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