My Writing Day … Mark Haddon

Authors always look SO uncomfortable when asked to pretend they are reading their own books ...

Authors always look SO uncomfortable when asked to pretend they are reading their own books …

How DO writers write?  Could you throw away 75% of what you wrote, to make the remaining 25% perfect?

Mark Haddon, author of the wonderful ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time‘ (one of my top ten books of all time, I think) answers these and other questions in this fascinating interview with the Guardian.  I’m particularly interested in his thoughts on editing, as it’s something we don’t do enough – not least in school.

What does YOUR writing day look like?

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2 comments on “My Writing Day … Mark Haddon
  1. Eleanor says:

    I write books sometimes, and would NEVER through 75% away!

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