Imagine your place on the bookshelf of the future

 Sarah Winman, author of When God Was a Rabbit and Tin Man


Do you check grammar and spelling as you go along, or afterwards?

I tend to check things at the end of the day when I read through all I’ve written. But I have no set rules about this. Sometimes I tinker with sentences when the morning’s work is slow. It becomes about engagement then. But I’m careful not to overwork a sentence in the early drafts. A keen sense of avoidance and unattainable perfection can highlight time-wasting and procrastination. For me, writing ‘badly’ but with vigour is the best way.

About Sarah Winman

Sarah Winman grew up in Essex and now lives in London. She attended the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art and went on to act in theatre, film and television. …

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