Artistic Licence: When the time is write

"I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by."

14th July, 2012
Artistic Licence: When the time is write
'Writing is a muscle: it gets stronger with exercise.'

"I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." Those famous lines from Douglas Adams have been said to me in interviews by Terry Pratchett, Kate Bush and Christopher Paolini. It's the only quotation I've heard from artists repeatedly - and no wonder.

If you write, no matter how famous or obscure you are; no matter how fast (Pratchett: ten minutes between publication) or slow (Bush: happily leaving a decade...

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