We love to talk to amazing writers on Open Book in order to celebrate and spread the word about their newest books. But before writers get to that point, there are years of hard work, revised drafts, and false starts. For all of you out there who are in the early stages of your writing life, we want to share tips, encouragement, and tricks of the trade from some of our favourite writers. So we're launching #WritingTips Mondays, where we will highlight some of the best writing advice on the web. Whether you're working your way through a first draft or a fifth, it's always interesting to hear what fellow writers have to say about the craft.