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    Andrew Martin: My Reading Habits

    Andrew Martin: My Reading Habits

    'My default reading is old thrillers, especially the novels of Simenon, of which there are a lot. '
    My default reading is old thrillers, specially the novels of Simenon, of which there are a lot. I particularly like thrillers dating from the seventies.

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    • 3 min
    Karin Altenberg: Writing In A Second Language

    Karin Altenberg: Writing In A Second Language

    'Far from home, in a new language, I could reinvent myself and write myself into the land. '
    Far from home, in a new language, I could reinvent myself and write myself into the land. A decade later when my first novel was accepted for publication, some people found it odd I wasn't writing in my mother tongue.

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    • 3 min
    David Spencer: A Day In The Life

    David Spencer: A Day In The Life

    'Eight-thirty every weekday, I train. On the best of bad days, I'm back at the computer, just writing; if it goes well, I can be there until 1.00am. '
    Eight-thirty every weekday, I train. On the best of bad days, I'm back at the computer, just writing; if it goes well, I can be there until 1.00am. Then it's back along the canal.

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    • 4 min
    Tania Hershman: What I Learned About Life From Thinking About Writing Short Stories

    Tania Hershman: What I Learned About Life From Thinking About Writing Short Stories

    'During a year of crisis and darkness, I had a revelation. What if life works this way too? What if, what happens is nothing more than plot?'
    During a year of crisis and darkness, I had a revelation. What if life works this way too? What if, what happens is nothing more than plot, and, as with fiction, there isn't just one story that we can wrap around it?

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    • 3 min
    Rhiannon Tise: Writer's Block

    Rhiannon Tise: Writer's Block

    'If my shoulder goes into spasm and I want to tense up, I try not to; I go into it. I wonder if we should treat writer's block the same way?'
    If my shoulder goes into spasm, and I want to tense up in excruciating pain, I try not to; I feel my way through it, I go into it. I wonder if we should treat writer's block the same way?

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    • 2 min
    Paul Dowswell: Writers Who Inspire Me

    Paul Dowswell: Writers Who Inspire Me

    'When I was a teenager, I devoured the New Musical Express every week. Their greatest writer was a reprobate called Nick Kent.'
    When I was a teenager, I devoured the New Musical Express every week. Their greatest writer was a reprobate called Nick Kent, and he taught me the value of a great headline and an arresting opening.

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