Tag: writing tips

Believe and the magic will come

I have this little chalkboard on my desk where I’ve written the word Believe. It’s about giving myself over to the magic of writing, and trusting that when I sit down to write everyday, the magic will come. Elizabeth Gilbert wrote a while ago that her first novel was the hardest thing she ever wrote, that the words…

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Lessons from Lesley Lokko

Last night I attended the launch of Lesley Lokko’s latest novel In Love and War at Love Books in Melville, Johannesburg, and was lucky enough to spend a little time chatting with her about her process and what inspires her novels. She’s written nine books, and publishes a book a year. She’s Ghanian and Scottish, and spends…

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