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I Write Because... Adele Parks May 30, 2021
  • Life is complex and I am always trying to make sense of it.
  • I like to entertain, be useful and have a role.
  • I think I like being the centre of attention.
  • I also hate being the centre of attention.
  • I’m not great at acknowledging pain in real life but I find I’m excellent at acknowledging it on the page.
  • Writers are interesting.
  • Reading is empowering.
  • I have a hunger to be known and understood.
  • I have a desire to make connections and feel less alone.
  • I cannot not.

I’ve found writing is best if:

  • I don’t think about my mother reading what I have written.
  • I don’t think about prizes, chart positions or reviews.
  • I do think about being honest.
  • I redraft and edit as I go along.
  • I am disciplined and write regularly, by which I mean every day.
  • I risk being unpopular, so I don’t chase a tide of popularity in terms of genre.
  • I don’t copy other authors’ styles.
  • I challenge myself.
  • I doubt myself.
  • I believe in myself.

I’ve managed to write...

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