Learning new things has always been something which I’ve enjoyed. I’ve just completed my first year studying journalism at the University of Lincoln, and so academia, education and non-fiction books have been a big part of my life for the past seven months or so. After I’ve finished reading books such as Jon Ronson’s The Psychopath Test and TED Talks by Chris Anderson, returning to fiction feels a little strange.
However, this has bled into writing fiction as well. Reading is the best way to learn how to write, and unfortunately I haven’t had much time to read whilst up in Lincoln – even when I have, they were mostly non-fiction books. Thankfully, I now have a few months to work through my ‘to-be-read’ pile and I hope that it should kick-start my passion for writing. Then I can return to working on my first proper novel, which has been whirring around in my head for a while now.
Do you have any tips to help me get back into writing fiction? Comment below!