"When I was ten, my dad bought me a second-hand typewriter and I typed out these little tales and stitched them in a folder with a hand-painted title. When I was twelve I submitted one - about a little horse, I think - to something called The Children's Mag and it was actually published. I have never stopped writing since,"
BARBARA TAYLOR BRADFORD
"Write hard and clear about what hurts,"
"All good writing is swimming under water and holding your breath,"
"Don't allow yourself to get fussed over how to begin. Don't sit staring at a blank screen,"
"Raising questions and then supplying plausible, yet unexpected answers, this is the job of the storyteller,"