How Martin Amis writes

Martin Amis on writing:

I feel like a bit of a schlep sometimes. I have long periods when I don’t write a word and just walk around opening books. But that changes when I’m in the finishing stages of a novel. Then the entire process is far more intense and I get very anxious. My father would be anxious every single day before he started writing but with me it is only towards the end. My mind becomes utterly absorbed: I imitate being a father and a husband….

My first two novels were written when I had an office job. I would write under the blotting paper on my desk at work.

(Via Riley Dog.)


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