Roald Dahl: “Writing is like going on a very long walk.”

5 Sep


“Writing is like going on a very long walk across valleys and mountains, and you get your first view and write it down. Then you walk a bit further, maybe onto a hill, and you see something else and write that. You go on day after day, getting different views of the same landscape. The highest mountain on the walk is the end of the book, because it’s got the best view, when you look back and see everything you’ve done all ties up. But it’s a very long, slow process.”



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