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‘Writing fiction belongs more to the sleeping, than the waking world, so I try not to surrender myself to the day until I am finished.’
‘I will edit and re-edit for a few hours and only then move on to the blank screen, the next section. I’m constantly re-writing.’
‘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. ‘