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Author Interview: Ian McEwan On Writing (Guardian Open Weekend)

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How do you restore the stock of ideas for prolific writing?

Make time by saying ‘no’ to unnecessary things.
Do nothing when you have finished, take a break.
Hike or get out.

How do you enjoy writing?

You need a form of happiness, a total absorption in trying to write.
Get lost in what you are doing.

Where and how do you write. What is the process?

Write in longhand.
Make notes and messages.
List what your chapter will contain, not necessarily in order.
Describe a novel you know you will never write to free your writing. It may turn into a novel.

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Author: fcmalby

Award winning novelist and short story author. Debut novel, Take Me to the Castle, winner of The People's Book Awards 2013. Short fiction published in various online journals and anthologies. Hearing Voices (Kingston University Press, Summer 2015). Unthology 8 (Unthank Books, Nov 2015). www.fcmalby.com

7 thoughts on “Author Interview: Ian McEwan On Writing (Guardian Open Weekend)

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  3. “Press medium-hard.” Best writing advice I’ve ever heard.

    • I really enjoyed his interview and thought it was worth sharing. I like the fact that each writer has something really different for people to take away with them.

  4. I’m glad you enjoyed the post. I really enjoy Ian McEwan’s writing so I have been watching various videos about his writing process.
    It’s always interesting to see how other people work, especially when they are successful.

  5. Very inspiring, thanks for sharing.

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