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Thursday, 24 April 2014

WRITERS ON WRITING #48: Hilary Mantel


Write the book you’d like to read.  There’s no point following a trend –– it will be over by the time you submit your manuscript.

While writing your first novel, start cultivating the seeds of your second, so that you have a plan to put to agents and publishers.

Your early work is vulnerable, so protect it.  You’re not obliged to explain or excuse your new trade as writer.  Show it to people who can help you professionally, and to trusted friends if you want a confidence boost, but don’t confuse a confidence boost with a literary analysis.

Interview from the Mslexia: For Women Who Write website [date unspecified]

 

Click HERE to read the full interview with HILARY MANTEL at the MSLEXIA: FOR WOMEN WHO WRITE website.

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