Tingling Spine

When I’ve written something, I read it through endlessly, making little tweaks. Then, if possible, I sleep on it, and read it through the next morning. It’s then that you have some distance, and distance is an important thing when you are creating anything. What you think of as fabulous one minute, you can feel is unadulterated garbage the next. But the thing that I am always aiming for is that tingle down the spine. If you have that, then you know there’s something magical there. And the more times you have read it, the better. Because, if you get the tingling spine after reading it through twenty times, you know the magic’s all the stronger.


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