- Write every day, even if it's only 20 minutes in the morning and the same at night
- It doesn't matter what you write, as long as you write something
- Shut yourself off from the outside world, that means no Internet, no TV, no phones and no conversations with your spouse etc
- Even if you are a quarter the way through writing a book and you feel what you've written is a load of tosh, carry on writing until you've finished the book. You can decide after you have finished it, if you then want to scrap it. The accomplishment will be in the fact that you've actually finished what you set out to achieve
- Join a writing class or course to gain criticism on your work, as this is something you have to learn to take as a writer
After the Q&A session, I then got to meet Jodi as she signed two of my favourite books of hers, Nineteen Minutes and My Sister's Keeper. I commented I nearly brought all of my books of hers to sign, but didn't think she would appreciate signing them all. She told me next time I come, to do just that and I replied that I definitely would!