Creative writing – muse or method?

The creative writing muse is mysterious. If you want to write for a living, you can’t leave it up to a capricious supernatural creature who may not deliver the goods! You need powerful strategies so that you can write productively, quickly and effectively, and not burn out.

I’ve worked professionally as a journalist, scriptwriter and fiction writer. In each line of work, it’s been life-changing to discover trade secrets writers use to write better and faster. If those secrets were shared, we’d all be able to raise our games.

I’m also interested in deliberate practice, and whether writers can learn their art, craft and trade through focused training – similar to artists, dancers and musicians. 

Method Writing is my mission to put some of these techniques out there.

If you’re waiting for your creative writing muse to show up, best of luck – genuinely! I’ve never met one, and I’m jealous of writers who have. Please introduce us!

If you’re tired of waiting, and want to write productively and make a good living from your writing, tried-and-tested professional methods can help.

PS Method Writing means different things to different people! Here are some definitions of the term “method writing” and ways it’s being being used.

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