I’m working on a new writing project at the moment as well as finishing off the second novel, a psychological thriller set in the countryside. The new project has brought to mind three crucial writing tips that I sometimes (admittedly) ignore:
- Don’t print out the day’s section until you’ve had a chance to read it afresh. Typos and inconsistencies have a way of staying hidden when you’re too close to the writing.
- Cut any superfluous information and consider merging scenes if that’s possible.
- Always ask yourself before beginning to write a scene: what am I trying to reveal here?