” I write totally spontaneously. I actually write fiction by hand – that always seems to startle people. I think the reason I do that is to bypass the thinking part of me and get to the more unconscious part, which is where all the good ideas seem to be. “


” I’ve never been that confident. I don’t tend to think, swaggeringly, ‘I’m going to ace this.’ It’s just not who I am. “


” In a way, I’m always trying to do something I’m not qualified to do. So I feel that lack of qualification. And I’m scared. And I have a tendency to think things may not/probably won’t work out. That’s my basic mindset. “


” I think the one thing that’s changed over time is that I’ve come to realise, as a fiction writer, the fact that I don’t think it will work out, doesn’t mean that it actually won’t. “


” I haven’t had trouble with writer’s block. I think it’s because my process involves writing very badly. My first drafts are filled with lurching, cliched writing, outright flailing around. Writing that doesn’t have a good voice or any voice. But then there will be good moments. “



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