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Start writing fiction: characters and stories
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2.1.1 What works best for you?

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There’s no right way to write; only the one that’s best for you. This will be a matter of trial and error.

  • Do you work best late at night, or early in the morning? Do you prefer silence or does music help?
  • Do you need coffee?
  • Would you want to write in bed (some writers do)?
  • Would a café or library be better for you?

Experiment to find out what works for you. Use your writer’s notebook when trying these methods. Reflect on what suits you best. You may find that you are quite fussy and need special conditions. Or you may find that you are suited to more than one situation or approach.

As you’ve heard from Roberts, Roffey and Garland, everyone is different and it is up to you to discover the conditions that suit you best.