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‘As a writer I play as seriously as a child, and live more than once. Writing also lets me play with ideas, intellectual puzzles; I push them around like jigsaw pieces.’
‘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.’
‘The birth of stories, as opposed to their shaping and structuring, is both intriguing and mysterious. The strongest ideas so often arrive uninvited, unexpected, out of nowhere.’