Writing is not about being inspired, waiting for the muse to strike. You can always edit something bad. You can't edit something blank. I'm always writing, even when I'm not at my desk. I write on my hands. I used to write on my kids' hands, too, but they don't let me any more. When I'm driving I sometimes write all the way up my arms.Words of writerly wisdom from American author Jodi Picoult, who is interviewed in the Telegraph.
Helena de Bertodano notes that :
Although she writes commercial fiction, her novels are not schmaltzy or comfortable reading. She writes about families in the midst of huge crises and has a knack of landing on hot-button topics: teenage suicide, child abuse, stem-cell research, date rape. .... Her novels often excite controversy.British author Susan Hill :
... writes mysterious books, in which there is often something uneasy-making ...says Nicolette Jones in the Independent. But finds Hill's new children's novel, The Battle for Gullywith:
... more magical dream than scary nightmare ...The once prolific Hill is once more on a creative roll it seems, producing four books in thirteen months. (And not only that, she has an extremely good blog about writing.)