How can writers motivate themselves to start writing?
As unpleasant as it is, I think that all budding writers need to adopt a sense of real responsibility towards their work. Whatever project a writer is dreaming up is theirs alone to develop – no one else is going to do it. Have an original idea for a novel, or a slant on language you think is peculiar to you, or a twist in an old tale? Well, that idea will stay an idea – private and shapeless – till you actually sit down and flex your fingers.
Lisa McInerney is from Galway. She is the author of The Glorious Heresies, which won the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction and the Desmond Elliott Prize for first novels. Her …Read More