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‘Many, many ideas die a quiet death; they weren’t strong enough or they’ve been done before. But some stick. ‘
‘I write fast and in short bursts to keep the energy of the prose up, and I write in the mornings when my brain is at its sharpest. ‘
‘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. ‘