Caroline Lawrence: Find a routine
Caroline Lawrence is best known for the 17-book Roman Mysteries series – "Nancy Drew in Ancient Rome!" – which was televised by the BBC. She has also written books set in the American Wild West and Ancient Greece. Caroline says:
Your life may seem boring to you but to everyone else, it’s fascinating!
Here's Caroline's tip to young people who've decided to keep a diary:
The thing a writer needs above all else is SELF-DISCIPLINE! Find a routine to your day and make writing a habit as regular as brushing your teeth. Here is a lovely illustration of an average day in my life. It’s by illustrator and hand-lettering artist Linzie Hunter and it’s from my most recent book, the modestly titled How to Write a Great Story. ;-)
You will notice that my day is unchanged by coronavirus lockdown. That’s because most writers are natural introverts. A fun exercise might be to draw an ideal ‘Day in Your Life’ based on this one. Also, remember: your life may seem boring to you but to everyone else, it’s fascinating!
Illustrations by Linzie Hunter