Sally Hepworth has lived and travelled around the world, spending extended periods in Singapore, the UK and Canada. While on maternity leave, Sally finally fulfilled a lifelong dream to write. Sally lives in Melbourne, Australia, with her husband and two children.
Sally Hepworth talks to us about the inspiration behind her new novel, The Secrets of Midwives.
'There is a saying among writers “Write the book you want to read.”'
182666858445976 - 19 hours ago
She's trying to decide whether to be a mermaid or an Australian Ninja warrior when she grows up ... I mean, why not do both? 🙄
182666858445976 - yesterday
HUGE #giveaway coming on Monday and this is a hint ... 👇🏻
182666858445976 - 4 days ago
Question: when someone dies, is there a reading of the Will in a solicitor's office, where family members gather around a mahogany desk waiting with bated breath to see if they're about to become millionaires ... or does this just happen on TV?
To everyone who loved The Dry by @janeharperauthor (I know there are a LOT of you) prepare to have your socks BLOWN OFF by her new book, Force Of Nature, to be released in October 2017. Jane Harper is a ridiculous talent and Force of Nature and The Dry are both official members of #sallysfavouritebooks #sallysfavoritebooks⠀
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182666858445976 - 5 days ago
Today on #sallyswritingprocess ... I'm talking about being productive.⠀
This week a friend of mine commented on my productivity. "You're always producing things" she said. "Books, babies, houses". I found this comment interesting. I mulled it over a while and while I'm not sure these things will help with producing babies or houses, there ARE 3 things I do that really make me productive when it comes to writing.
1. I don't do other stuff. ⠀
I've never understood the appeal of "doing it all." I mean ... Why would you want to? There are only so many hours in the day and I like to spend a lot of them sleeping and watching rubbish television. So I don't even try to "do it all." I don't socialize (thank God), I don't volunteer, I don't garden or do cardio tennis (or any cardio, in fact). Heck, I don't even cook or do much laundry (we eat a lot of toast and wear a lot of semi clean clothes). I spend time with my family, my good friends and I write. And I sleep. And I watch a lot of rubbish TV.⠀#priorities ⠀
2. I set goals. I don't wonder how many words are going to flow out of my finger tips today. I set a word count goal and sit down and type until I reach it. I can't control if those words are any good, but I can get them written. ⠀
3. I pay attention to what works. Lately I've been logging how much I write, and I've come to a few realizations. I write better in the afternoon. I can write as much in 3 hours as I can in 6. I write more at the library than I do at home. So I've changed up my schedule a bit, and I'm getting a lot more done in less time. ⠀
Over to you. What are your tips? What do you do that makes you productive? ⠀
Ps. I wrote this post while sitting on the side of the tub during the kids' bath time #productive
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