Happy Birthday, Alan Hollinghurst, born 26 May 1954.
Alan Hollinghurst’s Top Writing Tips
- Know where you’re going before you start.
- Don’t waste time but take your time.
- Keep a notebook at all times.
- Read. Read. Read.
- Don’t be disheartened by early criticism.
- If possible, have an inescapable writing routine.
- Don’t over define your characters. Let the reader imagine them.
Alan Hollinghurst’s Favourite Writers
- Henry James
- Alice Munro
- Lord Tennyson
- Anton Chekhov
- Evelyn Waugh
From the Writers Write interview
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