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‘I print a chunk of the synopsis which relates to the next day’s writing and attach another sheet on which I write brief notes as I go over my research.’
‘I came to understand that bad words were only the beginning of the writing process. Brilliance lay not in writing perfectly first time round but in having the patience and skill to rework. ‘
‘I write far too much, I think, which means I have to decide which poems make it out of the notebook. Many are left behind. ‘