” Writing poetry makes you intensely conscious of how words sound, both aloud and inside the head of the reader. You learn the weight of words and how they sound to the ear. “


” Writing children’s books gives a writer a very strong sense of narrative drive. “


” The language has got to be fully alive – I can’t bear dull, flaccid writing myself and I don’t see why any reader should put up with it. “


” I could start with Mandelstam, who was a huge influence on my early writing. “


” However, the difficulties and pleasures of the writing itself are similar for a novel with a historical setting and a novel with a contemporary setting, as far as I’m concerned. “



All 5 Helen Dunmore Quotes about Writing in picture


Writing poetry makes you intensely conscious of how words sound, both aloud and inside the head of the reader. You learn the weight of words and how they sound to the ear.
Writing children


The language has got to be fully alive - I can
I could start with Mandelstam, who was a huge influence on my early writing.
However, the difficulties and pleasures of the writing itself are similar for a novel with a historical setting and a novel with a contemporary setting, as far as I
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