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Thursday, 26 December 2013

WRITERS ON WRITING #42: Anne Fine


Decide what kind of author you are (or what sort of book you're writing). If it's commercial, do the research. Otherwise, take Philip Larkin's advice: Write the book you would most like to read, but nobody's bothered to write for you.

And Muriel Spark said, write a book as if no one you know will ever read it. That can free you up to be emotionally truthful. And it's emotional truth that makes novels worth reading.
 

Mslexia: For Women Who Write [date unspecified]

 

Click HERE to read the full interview with ANNE FINE at the MSLEXIA: FOR WOMEN WHO WRITE website.

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