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On gym days, I don't get to my desk until 4 in the afternoon, and everything except bedtime and the appointment with the liquid narcotic is pushed back a bit.
Nobody is surprised that women writers accurately represent male characters over and over again, no doubt because everybody knows that women understand men much better than vice-versa.
My first real breakthrough collided with the last months of Callaghan's Labour government, which had every intention of enjoying my success as much as I did.
Many fiction writers eventually want to feel that their work forms a single, unified entity.
Instead, I was interested in what I guess I could call narrative indeterminacy, in questioning the apparent, taken-for-granted authority of any particular representation of the events in question.
If I planned everything out in advance, I'd expire of boredom.
I write longer sentences than most of the others, maybe because I probably like Henry James more than they do.
I instantly chucked my academic ambitions and began writing fiction full-time.
I had a connoisseur's... appreciation of fear.
I generally wade in blind and trust to fate and instinct to see me through.
I believe I encountered death, which was a bit too much for a seven-year-old.
However, I think I managed to reach a new level with Koko, and I will always be grateful for the experience.
Fear and I were old buddies, despite my best efforts to the contrary.
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