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Quotes for Writers (and People who like Quotes) HILARY MANTEL

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                         Hilary Mantle: photo by Chris Boland

If you get stuck, get away from your desk. Take a walk, take a bath, go to sleep, make a pie, draw, listen to ­music, meditate, exercise; whatever you do, don’t just stick there scowling at the problem. But don’t make telephone calls or go to a party; if you do, other people’s words will pour in where your lost words should be. Open a gap for them, create a space. Be patient

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2 comments on “Quotes for Writers (and People who like Quotes) HILARY MANTEL

  1. catdownunder
    April 7, 2013

    Oh yes, wise advice that!

  2. bridget whelan
    April 7, 2013

    Yep, makes very good sense.

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