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Nia Magoulianiti-McGregor Describes the Difference Between Plumbers and Authors

How to Marry a Politician and SurviveNia Magoulianiti-McGregor, author of How to Marry a Politician and Survive, recently wrote a column for MB Life about the agonising process of writing a book.

In the column, Magoulianiti-McGregor speaks about how some famous authors dealt with self-doubt, writer’s block and procrastination. She then writes about her own writing process – it took two years to convince herself she was not a fraud, four years to prepare her material and a few weeks to actually get the job done.

Imagine if plumbers worked the same way …

See what mental machinations are involved to sidestep success? Imagine if your plumber needed a swig of his half-jack, then to “silence his inner critic” (inner critics being partial to just chilling inside both published and unpublished writers), light a candle (Jack Kerouac), or even lie on his stomach holding a blue pen (James Joyce) before he could fix your burst pipe?

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