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‘To write well it’s essential to know who you’re writing for; this is true for any writing genre, from children’s fiction to academic essays. ‘
‘My story mind seems to work most naturally at novel scale, but the problem with novels is that scale. Writing them is being like Michelangelo.’
‘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. ‘