Simply produce the words

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Sofie Laguna
25 August 2017
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Sofie Laguna

"Choose a topic and write for twenty minutes abut the same topic every day for four weeks," says tutor Sofie Laguna. "Don’t write about the topic for more than twenty minutes, don’t write for less. Do it every day. Don’t edit or judge the work. Simply produce the words, same topic, twenty minutes, every day, for four weeks. Then see what you have. You will be surprised."

Sofie Laguna is an award-winning author of over twenty books for children. Her books for young people have been published in the US, the UK and in translation throughout Europe and Asia. Sofie’s first novel for adults, ‘One Foot Wrong’, was published throughout Europe, the US and the UK, longlisted for the Miles Franklin Award and shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Literary Award. Her recent novel for adults, ‘The Eye of the Sheep’, was shortlisted for the Stella Prize and won the Miles Franklin Award.

Sofie will be teaching a workshop on Creating Compelling Characters as part of the Garret Series in October 2017.

Sofie's writing tip

A photo of Sofie Laguna with the text "Choose a topic and write for twenty minutes abut the same topic every day for four weeks. Don’t write about the topic for more than twenty minutes, don’t write for less. Do it every day. Don’t edit or judge the work. Simply produce the words, same topic, twenty minutes, every day, for four weeks. Then see what you have. You will be surprised."

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