Day 28 of Stay Warm and Write Month

Hi all – today’s top tip comes from the Australian writer and journalist, Susan Johnson and its all about persistence.

The first rule is persistence. How badly do you want to write? Do you know the difference between wanting to write and wanting to be a writer? If you do, then chances are that you already know that persistence is another word for obsession, that a writer is somebody who writes and who doesn’t just talk about writing. A writer is somebody for whom writing down the world is the only way of existing in the world, that is, a writer is a person who only understands the world through writing.

Susan is the author of seven novels and three non-fiction books. Her website and blog is

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