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‘I can write anywhere, and under most conditions, and yet, despite having motive, means and opportunity, I frequently lack the resolve to commit the perfect rhyme.’
‘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. ‘
‘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.’