"I don't really believe in writers' block," says Oliver Mol (for the record, he doesn't mean us, dear reader — or at least, we hope not).
"If something isn't working try something else, and if that isn't working try something else. And don't think that everything that you start writing has to be amazing. you should want it to be really bad. Just get it out there; you can edit it later."
Sound advice from Oliver, who — having grown up between the U.S. and Australia — is now Sydney-based, with an impressive list of publications to his name. At just 26, he'll be publishing his first novel (Lion Attack) next year.
Where does he write? Podcast Editor Farz Edraki sat down with Oliver on a sunny Sydney afternoon to find out (10 points for guessing where. Hint: the squwarks in the background might prove a useful clue).
This is the latest in the Writers Blocast 'Writers Workspaces Series', where we ask: where do you write? Listen to the rest of the podcasts on iTunes.
Oliver Mol is a Sydney-based writer. He is 26. He grew up between America and Australia. He has lived in Houston, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. He was the recipient of a 2014 ArtStart Grant, the co-winner of the 2013 Scribe Nonfiction Prize for Young Writers and the recipient of a 2012 Hot Desk Fellowship. He has read creative nonfiction at the Museum of Contemporary Art. He has interned at The Lifted Brow, was a fiction editor at Voiceworks and is part of the Stilts Collective. His debut book Lion Attack! will be out through Scribe Publications early 2015. He is excited about life.
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