‘There’s no end, no tedium, in a lifelong love affair with language, just small endings when you reach the conclusion of another piece of work.’
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Jon Stock considers life as a nine-to-five novelist and finds unexpected pleasures in editing, a sometimes-overlooked part of the writing process.
‘The written word is not like a conversation. There is a time gap between the stimulus and the response.’