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Focus on Writing: Creating a Writing Life with Vanessa Carnevale

With every new year comes good intentions and as writers we’re especially good at creating dream lives for ourselves – then reality kicks in and all our lofty goals go to putty. Vanessa Carnevale, author of The Florentine Bridge, has some timely advice for us as the euphoria of the new year fades and the hard work of keeping our dreams alive kicks in. Here’s a precis of what she has to say:

  • You don’t find the time to write, you make the time
  • Writing is a job
  • Move forward with your goals
  • Keep your house in order
  • Take a notebook wherever you go
  • Set writing days and fiercely guard them
  • Trust yourself

And most of all, remember you’re the one that matters. You can find out more about Vanessa and her writing life here.

About the author, Melinda

I'm an authorpreneur, English teacher and podcaster who dreams of a life on the road full of adventures and handsome heroes, whilst making squizillions of dollars in book sales to pay for my chocolate fix. In the real world, I write novels and non-fiction, and offer my expert advice via online courses (as soon as I make them) and writing retreats (as soon as I organise them).

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