Write

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Writing tips from Roald Dahl and other creative types.

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In his lifetime, Roald Dahl wrote screenplays, poems, pamphlets, introductions, speeches and, of course, stories. His output consists of more than 20 novels or longer stories, two sets of autobiographical memoirs, countless short stories for adults, and several completed screenplays. And that's just what was published. 

Each story or piece of work went through different drafts. He wrote letters - lots of letters, to lots of people, beginning with his mother - a habit begun at boarding school and one he kept up throughout his life. He also wrote down every single idea that popped into his head, recording them in his Ideas Books. Some of those single sentences went on to become short stories, like William and Mary, or longer novels, like Fantastic Mr Fox. Some he didn't use, some he started but didn't finish, and some he finished but didn't publish.

In short, Roald Dahl wrote a lot. 

But how did he write?

In the pages here, we'll take you through some of Roald's own tips on how to write. You'll hear from the man himself about his work routine and his inspiration. And because there is no one perfect way to write, you'll also find lots of other tips from some of our other favourite creative types.

Roald Dahl wrote about his life as a writer in one of the short stories in this book.

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The writer who thinks that his work is marvellous is heading for trouble.

Roald Dahl 1

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and six more

For me, the pleasure of writing comes with inventing stories

Roald Dahl 1

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and six more

The story builds and expands while you are writing it. All the best stuff comes at the desk.

Roald Dahl 1

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and six more