‘I think I would rather read the Shades of Grey trilogy that re-read one of my novels. Wait a minute, is that true? Yes, yes it is.’
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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. ‘
‘If I move to my laptop too soon I find it cuts off experiment and somehow ‘sets’ the poem in a way that makes if harder to make fundamental changes.’
Maggie Butt (also published as Maggie Brookes) speaks with Ann Morgan about the transition from being a published poet to an internationally published novelist, the resilience writing requires and the challenge of choosing a pen name.