The Wit and Wisdom of Writers Blog

Author JM Turner

Hello and welcome!

As you may or may not know, I write books.  Mostly for children, although adults seem to quite like them, too.

So far I’ve finished two and published the first: The Seelie Princess.

The second is in publication at the moment.  I hope it goes down as well as the first one (which, to my utter amazement, reached best-seller status on Amazon).

Since I first published The Seelie Princess I have been asked several times how to write a book by people thinking about writing one themselves.  As a result (and for what it’s worth as a comparative newbie to this profession) I offer the following advice:

Stop thinking about it!

Yes, you read that right – stop thinking about it!

Instead, go and make yourself a nice cup of tea, coffee or whatever gets your creative juices flowing (gin helps, I’m told,) then sit down, take up a…

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