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Collated Answers from WW interviews

Favourite quote about writing?
Ardella JonesIt’s too long to quote but to paraphrase, Evelyn Waugh said he was amazed that non-writers seemed to think that writers just regurgitated all the conversation they had ever heard and called it a novel, whereas in fact they painstakingly pick through an enormous rubbish heap looking for fragments to polish up and re-shape. Of course Waugh said it much more eloquently.
Christina CourtenayI quite like this one: “’Fool!’ said my Muse to me, ‘look in thy heart and write’” (Algernon Sidney) because that is what you have to do.

George Szirtes‘Art is a house that tries to be haunted’ – Emily Dickinson
Helen CastorBeckett. ‘Try again. Fail again. Fail better.’
Jonathan Wolfman

“Writing’s easy. You just stare at a blank page until your forehead bleeds.”
Judith Johnson‘A writer writes’ Billy Crystal in Throw Momma From A Train
Matt LynnWinston Churchill was a great writer, as well as the small matter of winning World War Two. He used to end phone calls with the acronym KBO. It stood for ‘Keep Buggering On’. He was talking about the importance of persistence – and I’m sure he learned that as a writer.
Sarah SalwayIf there's a book you really want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it. ~Toni Morrison
Tibor FischerPro captu lectoris habent sua fata libelli. Many people know the second half “books have their fates”, but they don’t know the intro “according to the reader’s ability”.