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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. ‘
‘He told me he had reached chapter five and had just killed off one of his characters. He didn’t know the reason for this, or who had done the deed.’
‘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. ‘