Tony Cox’s Top Ten Writing Tips
So we’re at the end of the first A Play, A Pie and A Pint week. Love With a Capital L has gone down really well.
This week, to celebrate the new writing of A Play, A Pie and A Pint, we’ve shared writer Tony Cox’s top ten tips for would-be writers:
(1) Be arrogant - a balanced view of your talents leads only to the hiss of dead ambition.
(2) The actual doing matters more than the outcome.
(3) Don’t enter other peoples’s lives - let them enter yours.
(4) If you haven’t got an intelligent idea, writing a stupid one down is not going to help.
(5) The audience is fickle - grab them by the throat and never let go.
(6) Hide your plot points.
(7) Give yourself a generous cushion of time between writing your ‘final’ draft and and reading it - your final draft won’t be your last.
(8) Earn the emotional right to an ending.
(9) The only review you will want to hear begins ‘Arise, O Sun King!’. Since you will never get one of these, don’t read reviews.
(10) Never give up
Next week, we’ve A Perfect Stroke by Johnny McKnight from Tuesday 8 - Saturday 12 April.