Writing is a habit for most authors, something they must do. Each author has a peculiar mode of writing and here we discover what works for Roald Dahl, a prolific author of children’s books. He sold over 200million books so far: one of his books sells every five seconds so this short seven minute peek into his methods could be valuable. Video courtesy of the BBC archives.

1982: Pebble Mill at One: Roald Dahl

A fascinating clip of Roald Dahl from our colleagues at the BBC Archive. If you like this, you may also be interested in the BBC Radio 3 download series, The Essay, featuring Jeremy Dyson, Frank Cottrell Boyce and others. http://bbc.in/2gPbTs0

Posted by BBC Four on Wednesday, October 18, 2017

What can you learn from that?

Anything there that you could model and apply for yourself to improve your writing or productivity?

For me, it reminds me to re-establish a routine to get into writing mode, and that children take writing literally!