Tips for aspiring writers: put bum in seat and 'just write the feckin' thing'
They were hardy souls, those old poets. A good few of them used to come in to the pub and they didn't hate the drink.
There wasn't much money in poetry and the poets wrote for the glory of it and the love of it. There's something very noble about poets. Now though it seems the novel is the thing and film scripts too. There aren't that many people writing plays any more.
So for what it's worth, here are a few writing tips for novels. I suppose I was lucky enough to have lived in the presence of genius for a good many years. I didn't take much notice at the time. John B was just our dad first and foremost.