I feel like my whole attitude to writing has turned around this weekend. I've had a big dip recently, but I'm finally back to the stage where I spend my day excited about writing later on, planning what I'm going to add to my chapters. There are so many things I can blog about, so I'll save a lot of the big things for future posts, but I wanted to do a quick blog this week while I'm still getting my head round everything. So here are a few things I've learnt this weekend:
- Published and unpublished writers have a lot more in common than I realised.
- It's really not that hard to walk across a room and talk to someone.
- If you keep working at it, you will undoubtedly improve, provided you listen to advice.
- Sometimes all you need is one other person to look over your work to figure out the improvements that are required.
- I'm not as rubbish at characterisation as I thought, but I do need to put time and effort into making my characters engaging.
- Writer friends are some of the best friends I will ever make.
- Every Pixar film is a trail of tears with excellent story structure.
- At the Gala dinner, the best table to sit at is the #funtable.
More to come!