Faye Bird

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Faye writes fiction for young adults. Before becoming a writer she worked as a literary agent representing screenwriters in film and TV. She studied Philosophy and Literature at Warwick University, but has otherwise always lived in London, and still does now. Her second novel, What I Couldn’t Tell You, will be published on 1 May 2016.

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Faye Bird Read, write, read and then write some more. And keep writing beyond that. I think you need stamina to be a writer, and rigour. Be hard on yourself…moreRead, write, read and then write some more. And keep writing beyond that. I think you need stamina to be a writer, and rigour. Be hard on yourself when you come to rewrite. Don't be afraid to experiment or really pull your draft apart. You can always put it back together, and in the process something exciting might happen. In my experience it often does. Be open to advice, and taking notes, but give them time to percolate before you act on them. Be prepared for rejection along the way, and above all be prepared for it to take time. It will definitely take longer than you imagine, even if you imagine it will take a long time! I believe that if you graft this way, that little sprinkling of luck that every writer needs won't be too far away. (less)
Faye Bird I've always wanted to write, and I've not yet got stuck with finding inspiration to do so. I think inspiration comes in all sorts of different ways,…moreI've always wanted to write, and I've not yet got stuck with finding inspiration to do so. I think inspiration comes in all sorts of different ways, and from all sorts of different places. Certainly with My Second Life I was intrigued by an idea - the idea of living a second life, and what you might bring with you in that second life from a life lived before. With What I Couldn't Tell You I was inspired by Sheri Pitman and thinking about what life might feel like without language, without the ability to truly express yourself. (less)
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My Second Life

3.55 avg rating — 383 ratings — published 2014 — 7 editions
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What I Couldn't Tell You

3.75 avg rating — 220 ratings — published 2016 — 3 editions
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