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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. ‘
‘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. ‘
‘First I get the central character. Then two ideas I thought were completely separate suddenly collide, revealing themselves to be part of the same story.’