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‘Write about what you don’t know. If you are setting out to write a novel, you are in it for the long haul. You better be sure you’ll stay interested.’
‘Throughout my adult years I’ve believed in the importance of the relationship between a writer and her community. I want to change things for the better.’
‘In a strange way writing is a communal activity, getting you out into the world to see it anew, to listen to it with generosity. ‘