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Thursday, October 27, 2005

Mark Billingham on writing the next book

Check out Mark Billingham's latest column for theBookseller.

(Funny guy with great stories to tell. Unfortunately, he's giving up the column because of time constraints. He needs to write the next book.)

"It was a horrible revelation that this actually got harder with each successive book. I thought, certainly after I'd managed a couple, that it would be like shelling peas. I mean, James Patterson manages to start 10 to 11 books a year! Each time, it takes perhaps 100 pages before I remember that I can do it; before I feel as though I may actually manage to write another book."

[from Sarah Weinman's Confessions of an Idiosyncratic Mind]

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