To become an excellent writer, you have to read and write as much as you can. I’ve been doing both for 20 years, and published 15 books to date, from adult non-fiction to children’s books.
My favourite part of writing is always the editing phase. I relish picking manuscripts apart and then building them up again, tighter, clearer, and better. I love the back-and-forth discussions between writers and editors, and I have learned that a perceptive and trusted editor is a precious find.
I appreciate the challenge of untangling and tightening stories. I enjoy talking about books with interesting individuals. And I feel proud when I see these writers clutching copies of their new books with grins of delight.
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