- Get old.
- While you're getting old develop a like for a variety of fiction styles: SF, historic detective stories, fiction that wins literary prizes but isn't too wierd, magical realism.
- Read about a book a month. Go to the library every three months.
- (And this is the important one.) Keep a list on your phone of authors you've liked previously, or that you've heard about on TV, radio, newspapers, book blogs or book podcasts.
- Visit the library and work through that list.
4/1/2000 Things are moving We've had the letter from Wycliffe about "raising support". They want us to aim that 25% of our income comes from other people by the end of a year, and 50% by the end of two years. Other news: I've officially asked for voluntary redundancy Spoiler: after 4 years of trying I didn't even get to 20%, so I was paid a salary after all.