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'Tell a story'

20 March 2006

'Any writer has to draw on his or her own experiences and knowledge of life, but as soon as you create a character, that character becomes a real person in your head and changes things you have planned. That is where imagination takes over from experience.'

His advice to aspiring writers: ' Read, read, read. Then find a story that moves you and write it from the heart, for yourself - not for some imaginary reader. Never think there is a formula - there isn't. Don't get obsessed with crafting the perfect paragraph, think more about the What than the How. Tell a story.'

Nicholas Evans, bestselling author of The Horse Whisperer and The Divide, in Writers' ForumBritish writers' magazine which is highly recommended for all writers. It features wide range of news and articles which help writers to improve their work and get published: