‘Every type of literature entices me. I genuinely cannot imagine what life would be like without the ability to write down my ideas, observations and feelings.’
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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.’
That first phrase or line is like a magnet drawing other words to it and they begin to gather, sometimes quickly, sometimes over years, but again have to be scribbled down before I forget them.
‘Magpie-like I collect these tantalising fragments. They stay with me, glittering at the edges of consciousness until I pick one out intending to polish it until it gleams.’