Joanne Harris’s Ten Tips for Kickstarting Your Writing


Joanne Harris started her working life as a teacher, writing three novels during her fifteen years in the classroom. This included the international bestseller Chocolat (1999), the success of which made Harris a member of the exclusive Millionaire Authors’ Club, a list of UK authors whose books have sold more than one million copies. Since becoming a full-time writer Harris has written a further twenty books including two cookbooks and a Dr Who novella.

Last month Harris, a witty and wise Tweeter, shared the following tips for writers using the hashtag #TenWaysToKickstartYourWriting.

If you are not already one of Joanne Harris’s 27,000 Twitter followers, we highly recommend you join them at @Joannechocolat.




  1. 29 January 2016 / 12:23 am

    to get my creative writing going I simply change my personalities..

  2. Dora
    7 February 2016 / 12:01 am

    These are such awesomewriting tips, thank you! I’ll definitely be following your advice.

  3. 12 August 2017 / 1:14 am

    Spend time thinking. Writing’s only about 20% of the job. Yes! Thank you .. I need this today. just because…. @LatelaMary

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