Here are some of the top tips they shared with the Gwynedd Literature Promotion Scheme.
"Write every day. Don't listen to teachers. If they are so clever, why don't they write themselves? If you have to stop writing, do so when things are going well. If you give up when you're stuck, it's much harder to get going again." Meg Elis, Author
"Open your eyes, and open your ears- look rather than see, listen rather than hear" Myrddin ap Dafydd - poet
"Young authors often copy popular styles of famous authors and fail. Stick to your own style and your own voice and be faithful to those is the way forward." Mei Mac Poet
"Write anything. Pause- reflect if its appropriate /decent/ worth publication. Publish anyway." Pod - Arwel Roberts - Poet.
"Write what you see of life. Somewhere, sometime, someone is going to be so happy to see that someone else feels the same way as them." Dewi Prysor - Author and poet.
"a comfortable place to sit;
paper which invites eloquence
senses and virtues
a bright imagination and patience
to enjoy creating
the Beginning, the Middle and End....
and a biro or computer of substance,
and the ability to re-draft constantly
and reaching ...
time for a cuppa!"
Mari Gwilym - Author and Actress
The Gwynedd Literature Promotion Scheme is supported by the Academi and Gwynedd Council. The Academi is the Welsh National Literature Promotion Agency and Society for Writers.
For further information, contact Gwen Lasarus, Gwynedd Literature Promotion Officer on 01286 679465 or e-mail email@example.com.