by Bethany Kirkbride
(Sheffield, United Kingdom)
I think, hang on-I know, that the most important part of writing anything, same goes for songwriting, reports, letters, book reviews, that the most important thing involved in writing is determination. There is no point in sitting chewing desperately on your pencil/pen/writing implement, when 10 minutes later you throw your efforts so far and anything nearby up in despair. To write a good piece of literature you have to WANT to write a good piece of literature, and you have to have this determination all the way through because otherwise it is never going to work. And, when you get writer's block, or feel rendered completely useless you have to smile through clenched teeth, and get on with it. If after all this you still can't write anything, keep on trying, and then after that you might just have to accept the reality that writing is not for you.