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‘”Murder your darlings” doesn’t come from a Calvinist idea that anything that gives pleasure must be sinful; it’s about forcing yourself to act on the little voice that goes on saying that a piece of writing isn’t working.’
‘ I imagine The Rolling Stones worrying about disturbing the neighbours or Jackson Pollock fretting about spilling paint on his studio floor.’
‘In that shed I wrote like the wind, hitting my thousand words by midday so that I could get out there as soon as possible.’