I’ve spent part of my writing group meeting this morning reading my friends bits from this article in The Guardian, in which writers answer some basic questions about the writing life.
So why write?
Hilary Mantel: It’s always worried me, is writing a way of life or is it a way of not living, is it essentially a second-hand pursuit? I think it probably worries all writers, but then they say the onlooker sees most of the game, so that’s the virtue of it.
Via Joanna Bourne on Twitter. And now I really should write something. (But not before noting that newspaper comments in the UK are vastly better written and more amusing than our domestic ones.)