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Edited by Jonathan Vernon, Monday, 4 Jan 2016, 16:11

 I caught this in the introduction to Desert Islands Discs on Sunday.  

Thinking is often the enemy of rhythm , you start something because an image a character a moment a scene moves almost of its own accord into rhythm. It seems to want to become a sentence.With writing thinking is often the enemy of rhythm , you start something because an image a character a moment a scene moves almost of its own accord into rhythm. It seems to want to become a sentence.

Colm Toibin goes on to describe what he needs to write: solitude, peace and silence. 

 

Colm Toibin goes on to describe what he needs to write: solitude, peace and silence. 

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