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J.M.J. Williamson

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I grew up in York, graduated in economics from Hull University, and then moved to London to make a career as a charted accountant working for one of the world's largest firms of chartered accountants.

I am now retired living in Bedfordshire and pursuing what I love most - writing. I love sci-fi movies and books, and I love writing. It was therefore not surprising that my first three novels would be sci- fi.
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J.M.J. Williamson I wrote a blog on my website not to long ago entitled "There's no such thing as writers block". It was meant to be a little provocative. Personally, I…moreI wrote a blog on my website not to long ago entitled "There's no such thing as writers block". It was meant to be a little provocative. Personally, I don't have a problem about finding ideas for stories to write about. The difficulty is finding and developing the right ones before I start writing. I find there are so many ideas to choose from, but which one is best? And how do you know a story works unless you've thought through the main points? This can create a kind of paralysis. Unlike some 'organic' writers (or 'pantsers') I have to know the direction the story is going and where it will end before I start to write.

If a real block exists, it's a psychological fear about the quality of what we write. One writer wrote to me saying they had been initially very successful, but now had difficulty living up to that standard and this was blocking them. It's easy to forget that polished final drafts are very different from out initial attempts and to get disheartened with what we write. Writers who have this type of block may have too much of a perfectionist streak. It's therefore important to remember that story writing is a complex process; the quality comes from re-writing, editing and polishing.(less)
J.M.J. Williamson If you're passionate about writing, then write, read all you can, learn from the best, and study your craft. It's hard work, but enormously satisfying…moreIf you're passionate about writing, then write, read all you can, learn from the best, and study your craft. It's hard work, but enormously satisfying to see your first novel published. If you're not passionate about writing, then find something else to do; you won't have the drive to see it through.(less)
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Taking inspiration from the movies

As a writer and story-teller I have often taken inspiration from the movies. When I write I create a movie in my head and write what I see and experience. I’m not sure all writers necessarily think the same way. To me the words on the page are just a medium by which I can convey those sights and sounds and emotions to the reader. While others may fall in love with the poetry of the words thems

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