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A great piece by Nick Cohen on how *not* to write. Take heed. (And Merry Christmas!)

Nick Cohen: Writing from London


When I talk to creative writing students, I try to make them understand one point before their eyes glaze and minds wander. You can’t fake it, I say. You can’t write a book you don’t believe in, and expect it to do well. The first person a writer must sell an idea to is himself. If he doesn’t believe in it, no one else will.

Carry on reading

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